Muir Wood therapist, David Laing

Gender Identity & Dysphoria in Teens

Gender dysphoria in teens has become a hotly charged topic in recent years, with no apparent sign of simmering in urgency anytime soon.  In fact, Republican legislators have begun to […]

Suicidal Ideation Treatment For Teens & Youth

Suicide among teens is a real concern for families today. In fact, suicide is the second-leading cause of death in youths between the age of 15 – 24. According to […]

Teen Cutting and Self-Harming Behavior

As a parent, the idea of your teen cutting him or herself is likely incredibly disturbing for you. Moreover, you might be completely baffled as to why any teen would […]

The Vaping Epidemic Among America’s Teens

The use of e-cigarettes, or vapes, among teens has become so widespread and so troubling that the Food and Drug Administration has started to take drastic action to counter the […]

The Butterfly Effect in Recovery

By Andrew Finley, LMFT Newton’s Third Law of Physics states, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Scientifically, this is true, but in the recovery profession we […]

Working with Families and the Parentified Child

By Jennifer Golick, PhD, LMFT, Clinical Director, Muir Wood Parentification is often defined as a type of role reversal, boundary distortion, and inverted hierarchy between parents and other family members […]