Counseling for Tween and Teen Girls

Are you struggling to understand yourself and how to feel confident? Maybe you feel you never quite fit in when everyone else does. You long to have a voice and the courage to try new things without worrying so much what others think of you. Friendships can be full of drama, causing a lot of pain. And it seems no one understands your moods or who you truly are.

You are not alone.

Supportive counseling to help with:

  • Self-confidence, self-acceptance and self-esteem
  • Understanding yourself during the tween and teen years and what you need and how to get it
  • Soothing your emotional ups and downs
  • Dealing with peer relationships and conflicts
  • Anxiousness, sadness or depression and the pressures of adolescents

Period Positivity Workshop for Moms and Daughters

Puberty and perimenopause are like evil stepsisters. Mood swings, erratic bleeding, major physical changes: these are all common experiences at either end of our reproductive lives. As moms, our ability to help our daughters navigate the transition to womanhood is often hindered by our own hormonal demons. Negativity around menstruation in turn can contribute to poor body image, low self-esteem, emotional eating, and other unhealthy habits. Join Stephanie Ring, MD and therapist Betsy Clark, LCSW for a workshop that will challenge negative beliefs, empower with tools for self-care, and create more attuned mother-daughter relationships. Cost is $40/family, email stephindenver@gmail.com or bclark@shineintegratedtherapy.com to register.

Held at The People House Denver, 3035 W. 25th Ave., Denver, CO 80211. Tuesday, February 27, 2018 6:30-8:30. Pre-registration required.

Fitness Programs

Preschoolers need regular, planned physical  activities to support healthy development. Shine Fitness Preschool Classes are designed just for 3 – 5 year olds to get them moving, learning and having fun with:
MUSIC… Obstacle Courses… DANCING… Running, jumping, galloping… Pretending to be cars, planes, firetrucks… Balancing… Sports Skills like throwing and catching… Games… Using our muscles to grow strong and healthy! My goal is to have the children moving as much as possible throughout the class. Classes are generally 45 minutes in length. Parents are welcome to participate with children or drop off kids who are able to do the class on their own.

Shine is currently teaching fitness breaks at a local Denver elementary school. Once a week each class gets a break from academics for physical activity in addition to their physical education classes and recess. Students participate at their ability level in games incorporating cardiovascular activity, calisthenics, strengthening and coordination activities. The goal for the breaks is to get each student moving so that they get part of the daily recommended 60 minutes of physical activity, and prime their brains for focusing and taking in new information when they return to the classroom.