Why talking to teens can be challenging
Tina Bryson, PhD Psychotherapist and Author, explains the two main reasons why parents and teenagers have trouble communicating with each other
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Tina Payne Bryson, PhD
Psychotherapist & Author
Tina Payne Bryson, PhD, is a psychotherapist at Pediatric and Adolescent Psychology Associates in Arcadia, California, where she sees children and adolescents, as well as provides parenting consultations. She is the school counselor at St. Marks Episcopal School in Altadena, CA, and a Developmental Consultant to Camp Chippewa for Boys. She speaks to parents, educators, and clinicians all across the country. Dr. Bryson earned her PhD from the University of Southern California, where her research explored attachment science, childrearing theory, and the emerging field of interpersonal neurobiology. Her best-selling book The Whole-Brain Child (co-authored with Dr. Dan Siegel) gives parents practical ways to transform difficult moments into opportunities for children to thrive. Dr. Bryson has written for a large number of publications, most recently the PBS series “This Emotional Life.” She lives near Los Angeles with her husband and three children.