5 Ways to Care for Your Child’s Mental Health

With the conversation of mental health becoming more common, information can quickly turn overwhelming. So let’s keep this simple, following are five ways you can daily care for your children’s mental health. Quality Time Let’s start with quality time, with

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Client Success Story: Jazzy

It is my pleasure to share with you a story of a client who started off at The Guidance Center at the tender age of 2 years old. Shy and reserved, Jazzy walked into her new therapist’s office a little

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Play Therapy: 5 Reasons Why It’s so Effective in Therapy

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” – Fred Rogers As this quote from the iconic “Mr. Rogers” reminds

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Client Success Story: Veronica and Jessica

Veronica was just two years old when she was referred to The Guidance Center for therapy. She had been removed from her mother and placed in foster care due to allegations of neglect. Veronica was malnourished, and her previous living

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Signs Your Child Might Benefit from Mental Health Support

Para mirar el articulo en Español favor de continuar mas abajo de la pajina. Mental health is a topic that has stirred up more conversation over the past couple of years. Within these conversations and surrounding events in our world

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Tips for Manifesting Your New Year Resolutions

This blog post first appeared on Long Beach Post. Bravo! You’ve made resolutions and identified goals for 2019. You’re resolved and ready to act, but your journey is best begun with the correct frame of mind. To settle your mind,

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Hope for the Holidays

“Together we can change the world, one small act of kindness at a time.” – Ron Hall The holidays for our families can be especially difficult. Our families come from all different backgrounds and face complicated hardships. The Adopt-A-Family program

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Annual Client Holiday Party

The first week of December at The Guidance Center is a magical time. Staff take on the role of Santa’s elves and transform our Long Beach headquarters into a winter wonderland for our Annual Client Holiday Party. A fresh tree

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Holiday Tips for Parents with Children who have Mental Illness

This post was also published by Long Beach Post on Dec. 18, 2018. The holidays can be a difficult time of year for those struggling with a mental illness. It is very likely that you may know someone who may

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Adopt-a-Family Donor Spotlight: Heather Stangle-Smith and Nate Smith

This article was originally published in Grunion Gazette on Nov. 28, 2018. When Heather Stangle-Smith and Nate Smith moved to Long Beach three years ago, they were looking to build community. They had heard great things about the city from

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