Be the Hero of Your Own Story Explained, Pt. 4

Be the hero of your own story. Unleash your superpowers. That’s what Sunset Sip 2018 is all about. But, how do superheroes and superpowers connect to our mission at The Guidance Center? Last week, Patricia Costales, LCSW shared her perspective

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Be the Hero of Your Own Story Explained, Pt. 3

Be the hero of your own story. Unleash your superpowers. That’s what Sunset Sip 2018 is all about. But, how do superheroes and superpowers connect to our mission at The Guidance Center? Last week, Luis Maimoni, LMFT, provided insight into

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Be the Hero of Your Own Story Explained Pt. 2

Be the hero of your own story. Unleash your superpowers. That’s what Sunset Sip 2018 is all about. But, how do superheroes and superpowers connect to our mission at The Guidance Center? Last week, San Pedro Clinical Therapist and Supervisor,

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Be the Hero of Your Own Story Explained Pt. 1

   Be the hero of your own story. Unleash your superpowers. That’s what Sunset Sip 2018 is all about. But, how do superheroes and superpowers connect to our mission at The Guidance Center? To help answer that question, we enlisted

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Back to School Tips for Teens

Para mirar el articulo en Español favor de continuar mas abajo de la pajina. It seemed like just yesterday, Annabelle was anxiously awaiting the final school bell to ring for summer vacation. Annabelle loves summer. She especially enjoys the break

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Back To School Tips for Parents and Caregivers

…32 days 5 hours and 42 minutes! Are you counting down? Maybe counting down the days, hours and minutes until the chaos ends and you have your house back! Or are you counting down the hours until you have to

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It’s About T.I.M.E. Spreads with Help from CSULB Social Work Students

The following comes from Teri Gartner, a recent Master of Social Work (MSW) graduate from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), after she and her student group trained with Nathan Swaringen, LCSW, clinical therapist and developer and lead of our

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Minority Mental Health Month

One in 5 children ages 13-18 have or will have a serious mental health condition, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). New data shows that depression has surpassed asthma as the number one health issue for U.S.

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Reference Point: A Client Art Story

 “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”– Aristotle Every year, The Guidance Center hosts a private Client Art Exhibit for our clients and their family members as a way to

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Reflections on My Trauma-Informed Journey

Nathan Swaringen, LCSW, clinical therapist and developer and lead of It’s About T.I.M.E., traveled to Canada last week to attend and present at ChildTrauma Academy’s 3rd International Neurosequential Model Symposium. He shares his experiences in this week’s blog post. In

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