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A Companion Animal Can Help With Mental Health Recovery

3 Ways a Companion Animal Can Help With Mental Health Recovery

It’s becoming more and more common for a companion animal to be used in therapy sessions or for mental health recovery purposes. Some therapeutic interactions with animals may sound strange to some. Most pet owners can testify to the comforting aspects of having an animal companion.Furthermore, it’s not at all unusual for animals to serve…

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Paradigm San Francisco Therapist Lauren Conine Named Paradigm’s Employee of The Month

  Paradigm is proud to announce that Lauren Conine has been named Paradigm’s employee of the month.  Lauren has served as a comprehensive therapist since the inception of Paradigm San Francisco and has demonstrated a commitment to serve the adolescents and their families with kindness, patience and compassion. “Lauren is a big reason why Paradigm…

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Paradigm San Francisco and Paradigm Malibu Celebrate The Holidays

  On December 8th, Paradigm Malibu and Paradigm San Francisco opened their doors to celebrate the holidays with Paradigm clinicians and team members and a host of treatment providers, programs and hospitals throughout California and beyond.  The evening’s festivities included great food, collaboration, a photo booth and singing to celebrate the holiday season and thank…

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Youtube’s Chris Thompson Spends An Afternoon With Paradigm Youth

(Paradigm Program Director Dustin Tibbits pictured above with YouTube star Chris Thompson)   Youtube personality Chris Thompson stopped by Paradigm Malibu to spend some time speaking with youth about adolescence, relationships and finding their voice.  Chris has developed a library of YouTube videos and his honesty and perspective have created a popular following of more…

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The Holidays and The Gift of Self Care & Compassion

  Happy Holidays!  As our attention turns toward holiday celebrations, family, friends and resolutions, we often find ourselves neglecting self care.  The ease at which we can slip into running around through the stress of planning, purchasing and putting off our self care can often lead to rushing, resentment and relapse.  The emerging body of…

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Phobia Treatment | Paradigm Malibu

How to Help Your Teen Through Phobia Treatment

While it’s normal for young children to have irrational fears, they tend to abate as kids grow up and learn more about the world. By the time the teenage years roll around, most fears have diminished or disappeared. A teen who is still having intense fears of anything in particular might have a phobia. A…

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Mental Health Treatment | Paradigm Malibu

Words to Avoid During Teen Mental Health Treatment

Communication between parents and teenagers can be difficult on the best of days. Between generational differences, normal teenage development, common mood changes in adolescents, and the pressures that parents face, misunderstandings and poor word choices are a common occurrence. You might feel that talking to your teenager is even more difficult, now that he or…

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Mental Health Support | Paradigm Malibu

Teens Need More Mental Health Support and Prevention

  Although there is more and more awareness around the mental health needs of teens, adolescents still lack support to prevent mental illness in the first place.   Experts know that of those adolescents who will develop a mental illness, half of them have their onset at age 14 and 75% of them by the…

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Paradigm Recognized by SAMHSA With National Award

  Paradigm Malibu was recognized by the premiere United States organization SAMHSA for their outstanding work and commitment to providing mental health and substance use education and awareness to the community in 2016.  The national organization, which awards in excess of $3.7 billion dollars in funding annually for grants to help further substance use and…

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