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Posts by Charisse Ferrer, MEd., LPCi

Charisse Ferrer, MEd., LPCi
Charisse's focus is working with teens and young adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, indecisiveness and relationship issues in Houston, TX. Her non-judgmental and open-minded approach is invaluable to many.

How Can Group Therapy for Girls Benefit Your Adolescent Daughter?

How Can Group Therapy for Girls Benefit Your Adolesce...

Cecilia is hard on herself. She is struggling in middle school. She feels weird, awkward, and a step behind the other girls her age. Her mom is concerned. What, at first, seemed like normal adolescent moodiness seems more and more like hopelessness and ongoing anxiety. Is it time to seek help? Cecelia’s mom is wise …Read the rest…

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Parenting Tips and Resources for Substance Use Preven...

The Surgeon General recently announced that more people suffer from substance abuse than cancer. That is definitely a problem. But, the most productive thing we can do is continue to educate ourselves so we can fight the good fight in substance abuse prevention. Listed below are 8 resources that give tips on recognizing, preventing, and dealing …Read the rest…

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7 Ways to Tell the Difference between a Moody Teen an...

  The Battlefield Houston arcade and laser tag facility has always been a favorite of your teenager. But today, their half-hearted participation and utter lack of enjoyment catch your attention. It seems lately you have seen them in this mode more and more often. Are they just being a typical moody teen, or do you have more …Read the rest…

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Anxious Teens: Take These Steps to Help Them Cope

Puberty, peer pressure, pressure to do well on exams and get into a good school…all while balancing extracurriculars. It’s no wonder stress and anxiety are fairly common aspects of life as a teenager. But if you’re a parent of a teen, you might find yourself wondering how much of this anxiety is normal and when …Read the rest…

Watch for These Warning Signs of Depression in Your Teen, Houston, TX

Watch for These Warning Signs of Depression in Your T...

Your teen is going through many changes and chemicals are playing havoc with his or her body. Emotions are erratic and you’re left wondering every morning which version of your teenager you’re going to be greeted with. However, this is all perfectly normal teenage behavior, right? To an extent, yes. What if it’s more, though? …Read the rest…

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Why Do Perfectly Normal Kids Go Crazy When They Becom...

Shannon can’t believe her daughter, Liza, is in high school. It seems like just yesterday Liza was a toddler stumbling around their house, saying things that made everyone laugh. As Liza has grown up, Shannon proudly tells her friends how close the two of them are; they talk about everything. Shannon hoped their relationship would …Read the rest…