OCD Awareness Begins Within

International OCD Awareness Week is in full swing at Paradigm and this year we’re focusing on raising awareness from the inside out. “Some of the misconceptions about OCD involve the people who suffers from it,” says Dr. Jeff Nalin, Chief Clinical Officer at Paradigm. “We’ve seen many young people who have difficulty in treatment because…

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The Value of a Strong Support System

The human experience involves families and communities: we need one another to survive and grow because it’s impossible to do everything alone. This is especially true while going through life’s challenges and obstacles, such as raising a teen going through treatment. A healthy support system can provide parents with a host of benefits, including: Boost…

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Learning How to Be Resilient Can Help Teens Manage Emotional Distress

Depression and anxiety are common during adolescence. But a new study suggests that brain training can help manage emotional distress. According to a recent study, teens who develop new skills, such as new emotion regulation strategies, can learn how to manage emotional distress such as anxiety and depression. This is especially helpful for adolescents during…

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When Teens with Depression Receive Treatment, Parents Might Get Better, Too

As mental health professionals, we know from experience that teen depression doesn’t only affect the individual. It can affect the whole family. Now, recent research confirms what we’ve known all along – “When teens are treated for depression, their parents’ mental health improves, too.” According to NPR, the study was conducted by Howard, a graduate…

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New Director Joins Paradigm San Francisco

Maria Dahlmann, MA, MSW has been named Paradigm San Francisco’s new program director. Maria holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from New School for Social Research, a Master’s Degree in Social Work from New York University, and a bachelor’s in Psychology from State University of New York – Purchase. “We are thrilled to have…

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