Author Archives: minakoplin

About minakoplin

I am the Boys Group Home transitional therapist. I have worked for Youth Services as a youth worker, case manager, supervisor and therapist throughout the past 16 years. I graduated with a Master of Social Work in 2009 and am an LCSW. I have also worked at the Utah State Prison, working with males focused on substance abuse and for Valley Mental Health and Granite School District completing mental health assessments for youth between ages 6 and 17. I also work as a crisis social worker for local hospitals. My specialties include teen counseling, substance abuse and dependence, anger management and depression.

Do You Want to Improve Communication with Your Teenager – Learn their Love Language!?

I recently had the opportunity to read “The Five Love Languages for Teenagers The Secret to Loving Teens Effectively” by Gary Chapman. This book focuses on the different love languages that we all have. The love languages: words of affirmation, … Continue reading

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Helping Teens Who Suffer with Grief and Loss

As a therapist that specializes in teens, I work with youth from various backgrounds, ethnicities and experiences. Recently I had the opportunity to run a group with teens that shared a similar experience: the loss of a loved one. This … Continue reading

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