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An online interpersonal counseling platform where teens from ages 12-18 can receive virtual therapy. 

Online counseling makes therapy affordable, discreet, and available through a computer, tablet, or smartphone. All teens can benefit from having a counselor at their fingertips to discuss issues such as coping skills, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, depression, bullying, anger, eating disorders or any other mental challenges.

Online Counseling 

                             Areas of Expertise

Neuro-Linguistic Programming

NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Neuro refers to your neurology; Linguistic refers to language; programming refers to how that neural language functions. In other words, learning NLP is like learning the language of your own mind! NLP is the study of excellent communication–both with yourself, and with others. It was developed by modeling excellent communicators and therapists who got results with their clients. NLP is a set of tools and techniques, but it is so much more than that. It is an attitude and a methodology of knowing how to achieve your goals and get results. 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people’s difficulties, and so change the way they feel.  CBT works by changing people’s attitudes and their behavior by focusing on the thoughts, images, beliefs and attitudes that are held (a person’s cognitive processes) and how these processes relate to the way a person behaves, as a way of dealing with emotional problems.

An important advantage of cognitive behavioral therapy is that it tends to be short, taking five to ten months for most emotional problems.

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"Loving Yourself First"

Curriculum 

Objective- The objective of the “Loving Yourself First” curriculum is to enhance the lives of students mentally and emotionally so that the results reflect in their academics and social interactions.

Etiquette  

Proper etiquette within various professional settings can significantly impact an individual’s progress professionally regardless of their profession. Contemporary conventional norms influence expectations for socially acceptable behaviors in various settings including social, corporate, and public settings. Students will begin learning how to navigate these various corporate and social settings. The goal is to set the foundation for positive behaviors that reflects the best attributes of each student.

 

Learning outcomes:

 1. Participants apply 2 strategies for fine dining in a restaurant.

 2. Participants will demonstrate how to use polite words and phrases in                         unfavorable corporate settings.

 3. Participants will explain 2 impacts of inappropriate behaviors in social and/or         corporate settings.

Instructional Strategies

 

 1. Direct instruction

 

 2. Experiential learning activities

 

 3. Interactive instruction

 

Supplies

 

 1. LYF Journal workbooks

 

 2. T-shirt

Sisterhood

 

Young ladies will learn the importance of coming together to uplift and support each other. There are so many hurdles women face in society and we shouldn’t have to worry about our fellow sister tearing us down or attempting to sabotage our success. We will focus on enhancing and strengthening positive dialogue within peer groups while encouraging communication without fear or judgement. We will also discuss strategies for positive socialization skills.

 

Learning Outcomes:

 

 1. Students will demonstrate how to prevent conflict within their peer groups.

 2. Students will demonstrate 3 healthy ways to identify positive friendships, and 3      ways to avoid negative associations.

 3. Students will use role play activities to signify how to respond to bullying and           peer pressure versus reacting.

 4. Students will compare and contrast the differences between assumptions and           gossip vs honest communication and positive dialogue.

Women’s History

 

Human rights ARE women’s rights. Students will be educated on the journey for women’s equal rights and how the lessons learned can be used to shape their future successes. We will recognize the achievements of women in all facets of life – science, community, government, literature, art, sports, and medicine.

 

 

 

Learning outcomes:

 

 1. Participants will be able to identify 1 way the journey of women in the past               (achievements and challenges) applies and effects their daily life.

 2. Participants will be able to identify 2 milestones in women’s history that affords       them opportunities today. Each student will communicate how their decisions           today will progressively affect the future generation.

Emotional Intelligence

In this workshop, we will deconstruct and organize thoughts that improve academic performance in the classroom. Stress and anxiety are often contributing factors that diminish mental and emotional well-being, limit cognitive abilities to focus, and further inhibit academic performance and the ability to self-regulate emotions. Students often struggle to have the motivation and confidence to place forth necessary effort. Hence, lacking the ability to learn the significant effect that critical thinking, research, and thought-provoking communication can have on their success.

 

Learning Outcomes:

 

 1. Participants will be able to explain how they can use 2 different situational               strategies for validating themselves to improve confidence, focus, self-esteem,           and academic performance.

 2. Participants will be able to identify 2 ways they can manage emotions when             facing a challenging situation. They will learn how to deconstruct and organize       their thoughts to assist and improve their academic performance.

 3. Participants will demonstrate how to counter negative self-thoughts with                 positive affirmations.

Leadership and Development

 

This is a process where students will learn how to operate beyond their own ego and influence people to act on principles, values and beliefs. Students will understand that a leader with integrity and ethics who is fair and empathetic towards others are the leaders who make the larger impact on others and acquire success. During the workshop, students will engage in an environment that fosters emotional, communicative and thought-provoking support. This will assist to promote student success, self-regulation, flexibility of cognition, and increased confidence in abilities.

 

 

Learning outcomes:

 1. Participants will be able to demonstrate what it means to maintain integrity as        a leader in a challenging situation.

 2. Participants will be able list 2 qualities they possess currently that makes them         a ethical leader. 

Health and Hygiene

 

Students will be educated on the importance of exercise and a healthy diet as it pertains to women. Students will also learn multiple elements of feminine hygiene including:

 

  • Eating clean

 

  • Benefits of a multivitamin

 

  • Puberty

 

  • Stress & Eating Disorders

 

  • Rest vs Sleep

 

 

 

Learning outcomes:

 1. Students will have the ability to manage the way they eat food by showing the           best ways to prepare healthy foods vs junk food.
 

 2. Students will be able to identify foods that contribute to good ph balance.

 3. Students will be able to demonstrate the pros vs cons of eating and sleeping in         moderation.

 4. Students will be able to analyze their current eating habits to assess how they           can improve their daily dietary choices.

 5. Students will be able to explain 3 ways to prevent common causes of health               issues for women.