Dr. Carol Ray Reminds Parents of Preventative Therapy as a Solution for Dealing with Issues Teens Face

Top Quote Dr. Carol Ray is a Licensed Psychotherapist with over ten years of experience, who provides counseling services at a convenient Carlsbad office and who serves the communities of Carlsbad, Vista, Encinitas, Oceanside, San Marcos, San Elijo Hills, Rancho Sante Fe, La Costa, Escondido and Fallbrook, California. Dr. Carol Ray holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, a Masters in Social Work. End Quote
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  • (1888PressRelease) July 18, 2011 - San Diego, CA - "Don't wait until you're dealing with a crisis." That is the message Dr. Carol Ray, a Licensed Psychotherapist located in Carlsbad, California, hopes every parent will take to heart.

    Dr. Carol Ray has been successfully helping teens for over 10 years with her positive, affirming and nurturing approach. She is reaching out to remind parents of the issues today's teens face. Many times, parents say "We should have called for help months ago." Dr. Carol Ray wants to help parents recognize the warning signs associated with teen mental health, and assure them therapy can be used as a preventative measure as well as to help teens who are currently experiencing crisis-level problems.

    Dr. Ray has over ten years of experience in counseling and psychotherapy and is trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches that can help teens overcome the multitude of issues they invariably face. "In today's world, it is rare for teens to sail through their teen years," said Dr. Carol Ray. "Just like going to a physician when we experience physical pain, it just makes sense to see a therapist when emotional pain begins to impact our lives."

    Today's teens deal with a variety of issues including: stress and anxiety; self-esteem issues; bullying; depression, sadness and withdrawal; heartbreak; and difficulty fitting in and not performing up to their academic potential. These issues, ever prevalent among teens, can often be resolved quickly with therapy. "Psychology has changed so much in recent years," said Dr. Carol Ray. "The curren

    For a parent, determining whether their child or teenager is experiencing emotional pain or discomfort can be difficult. Most often, signs are obvious, but there are times when a parent senses something is not right, but identification of the issue can be difficult. Dr. Carol Ray suggests that parents look for the following signals:

    Exhibiting irritability, mood swings and other strong emotional reactions that seem to be out of proportion to the situation

    Decline in grades
    Isolating, withdrawing socially, trouble fitting in or making friends
    Difficulty handling emotional strains
    Adjusting to parents' separation, divorce or remarriage
    Difficulty getting along with peers/adults
    Feelings of hopelessness and despair
    Change in eating or sleeping habits
    Conflict at home with parents or siblings
    Anxiousness and/or fidgety behavior
    Difficulty coping with life stressors, a significant loss or a recent trauma.

    At times, teens may benefit from coaching to help develop life skills:

    Improving self-esteem
    Reducing depression
    Overcoming social isolation and shyness
    Managing the emotions associated with chronic health problems
    Just dealing with general life issues and stress

    Psychotherapy can help your teen develop new coping strategies and can assist parents with ways to support their teen.

    Dr. Carol Ray reminds parents that sometimes teens just need someone to listen, which is why therapy as a preventative measure is so beneficial. With a high retention rate, Dr. Carol Ray understands the teen mind and although a teen may not initially be enthusiastic, once they begin attending therapy sessions, they usually enjoy having an outside adult to talk to. Teens are notorious for turning to peers for advice or simply stuffing their emotions. "Preventative therapy," explains Dr. Ray, "will help to get your child on the upswing."

    About Dr. Carol Ray

    Dr. Carol Ray is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and recently completed a 100 hour Clinical Training Course. Her past experience includes working in Hospital settings and in the Las Virgines Unified School District in the Los Angeles area. Dr. Carol Ray specializes in: Girl's & Teen Problems, Women's Issues, Anxiety, Depression and Sadness, Relationship issues, Stress Management, Grief and Loss Recovery, Important Life Changes, Self-Esteem Issues, ADD/ADHD, Child & Teen Behavioral Problems, Parent/Child Relationship Difficulties and Personal Growth.

    For additional information, contact:
    Dr. Carol Ray
    2774 Jefferson Street
    Carlsbad, CA 92008
    DrCarolRay ( @ ) yahoo dot com

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