There is no denying that perception is reality – especially when it's viewed thru the eyes of a child. Their surroundings, and the reaction from those closest, all feed into their perceptions of what the world is or is not. Children are incredibly vulnerable, and that vulnerability is carried directly into their adulthood.

Fast Forward to adulthood – and life can be one confusing jigsaw puzzle for some. Much of this can directly be blamed on LABELING. Seems everything and/or everyone has to have a label. If a person acts different, unusual if you will – then we label them as odd, strange, troubled, or having mental illness. But what is mental illness really? And what qualifies one to have this label of mental illness? Is this a catchall-phrase that society uses to toss people in because it's convenient? Furthermore, what does a parent do for their child when he or she has a diagnosis of mental illness? You'll find answers to these questions and much more on the show today with my guest, Rita Young.
“Take charge of your life, because it's never too late to change,”
says Rita Young.

Rita Young is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Certified Addictions Professional (CAP), a highly skilled therapist with over 25 years experience. She has worked with children, teens and adults. Rita has worked at Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers, Residential Treatment Centers, Group Homes, Psychiatric Wards, and Out Patient Clinics. She is accomplished in individual, couples, family and group therapy. Her talent is quickly pinpointing the cause of the distress. Then, partnering with the client and utilizing powerful therapies, she is able to resolve many issues in just a few sessions.

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