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COUNSELOR’S CORNER: Top 5 DO and DON’TS for #MOMAGERS and #POPAGERS

Posted on 16. Jun, 2014 by .

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COUNSELOR’S CORNER: DO AND DON’TS FOR MOMAGERS AND POPAGERS West Coast Counseling and Group Therapy Center specializes in working with the unique and underlying set of issues that arise in individuals and families that work in the entertainment industry. They sometimes consult with Matisha Baldwin,  a private coach/consultant to parents of children in all stages of their careers […]

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COUNSELORS CORNER: Fame, Fortune and Mayhem! Are We Indulging Our Teen and Young Adult Egos? Top 7 Tips to AVOID these Child Star Pitfalls!

Posted on 08. Mar, 2014 by .

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Over the past few months as we have watched Justin Bieber become embroiled in various types of legal trouble, we’ve wondered what effect it has had on his young fans. So we took a short survey of some of our child, pre-teen and teen readers to find out. You will see the results of that […]

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COUNSELOR’S CORNER: Confronting Chaos; Lindsay Lohan’s Next Step @westcoastcenter @lindsaylohan @oprah

Posted on 25. Sep, 2013 by .

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*As we were about to publish this edition of Counselors Corner on Lindsay Lohan last week, several incidents occured which couldn’t go without acknowledgement. On Sept. 12, 2013, Lohan’s mother Dina, 50, was arrested for speeding and DWI.  In court today, Sept. 25, 2013, with her own mother Ann Sullivan by her side, Dina pled […]

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COUNSELOR’S CORNER: When Former Child Stars Break Down Publicly, It’s A Cry For Help! @wcccla @amandabynes

Posted on 29. Aug, 2013 by .

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UPDATE: TMZ reported Friday that a judge ruled that Amanda’s doctors’ hold can be extended up to a year, but according to sources it is unlikely that she will be held for that duration. The plan is to keep her for 60 more days until she is stable and then release her to her Hollywood Mom Lynn […]

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MENTAL HEALTH: 15 Signs Your Child Actor is in Crisis and What to Do About It!

Posted on 01. Dec, 2012 by .

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There is no shortage of stories about American child actors whose lives have spiraled out of control or of the tragic lives of former child stars as adults.  On a weekly basis, we read about a volatile young performer whose issues are laid bare for all to see and hear.  For instance, in October, 14 […]

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COUNSELOR’s CORNER: ‘Tis the Season for Holiday Anxiety! Top 7 Tips for Helpful and Healthy Holiday Strategies

Posted on 17. Nov, 2012 by .

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The holiday season can be a wonderful time of year in which we come together with loved ones, expressing gratitude, exchanging gifts and sharing hopes for the future. Regrettably, many of us miss out on the happiness that the holidays have to offer, as the season is known for triggering anxiety and depression. Shopping for […]

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Counselors Corner: Handling Audition Anxiety and Rejection

Posted on 10. Jul, 2010 by .

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Dear Jody and Cindy, How can I teach my child to survive auditions, especially when he she doesn’t get the part? You get the call. Your agent says “She’s perfect for it,” or “He is exactly what they are looking for.”  You and your child both begin to fantasize that this is the call you’ve […]

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Counselors Corner: Do Child & Teen Actors Abuse Drugs & Alcohol More Often Than Other Kids?

Posted on 24. May, 2010 by .

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Dear Jody and Cindy, Are child actors more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol than the general public or do we just hear about them more because they are famous? Dad of 2, Sherman Oaks, CA Child actors tend to be exposed earlier to drugs and alcohol due to the abundance and accessibility of substances […]

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Counselors Corner: The Top 10 Signs of Eating Disorders in Kids & Teens

Posted on 14. May, 2010 by .

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Dear Jody & Cindy, Why are eating disorders so rampant in the entertainment industry? Does this only affect girls? Concerned Mom There are several reasons eating disorders are prevalent in the entertainment industry and while more common for girls, boys can also suffer from this disorder: Competition: The pressure to be “skinny enough,” “pretty enough” […]

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