Teens and their Screens: mindfully reducing adolescent screen time

Description

This process and educational group aims to help teenagers learn how to negotiate life with less screen time. Using mindfulness techniques, my group allows teenagers to better understand their use patterns, how it feels to be away from their screen, and the potential mental health and interpersonal benefits of their reduced screen time. I will assign homework and tracking activities, revolving around mindfulness practices, that we will process every week. 


Group Therapist

Liam Lattrell is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Arlington, MA who specializes in mindfulness, depression, anxiety, relationships, substance use, and addiction.


Liam offers compassionate relational based therapy. His approach is to listen, understand, and build a connection that fosters growth within clients. While psychodynamic in nature, he utilizes behavioral therapies, mindfulness, and appropriate humor to help a person feel heard and continue to grow. When working with individuals with depression and/or anxiety, he focuses on their connections with others and spends time helping them get to the root causes. For example, if someone comes in with underlying causes of low self-worth, he helps them explore how this might be related to past and/or current relationships. He utilizes a strengths-based approach to help clients embrace and tap into their own inner resources that will help them cope and take on life’s challenges.


When working with clients with substance use issues, Liam works from a harm-reduction stance. He meets his clients where they are at and incorporates elements of Motivational Interviewing to explore how their use is impacting their relationships, career, and/or familial functioning. He helps his clients establish connection in their lives and form positive relationships.


Liam's expertise in behavioral challenges also extends to children. He is especially interested in helping children and parents learn to better manage screentime and the role of electronics in the home.


Liam believes everyone has the power to heal and grow, and he is there to support clients on this journey. For over eight years, he worked in case management and individual psychotherapy settings helping adults and adolescents find purpose and meaning in their lives. He received his MSW from Smith College. He looks forward to meeting you.



Liam Lattrell

Liam Lattrell is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Arlington, MA who specializes in mindfulness, depression, anxiety, relationships, substance use, and addiction.


Saturdays 11:00am-12:00pm

406 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474, USA

$75/session