3 Ways to Be the Best Role Model for Your Teen This Year

Being a Supportive Parent - Paradigm San Francisco

Every parent wants their child to grow up to be the best version of themselves. That’s why, as a parent, you worry about the role models that your child looks up to.  Read More

Dr. Nalin is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, and Founder and Executive Director of Paradigm Treatment Centers, who has been a respected leader in the field of adolescent mental health for more than 20 years. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California, his Master’s degree from Loyola Marymount University, his Doctoral degree from Pacific University’s APA approved Clinical Psychology program, and completed his training at the University of California, San Diego’s APA approved psychology internship program.

Dr. Nalin has provided training and mentoring to students entering the field of psychology at institutions of learning including Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology, UCSD, Pacific University, and Santa Monica College. He was also instrumental in the development of the treatment component of Los Angeles County’s first Juvenile Drug Court, which now serves as a national model.

Dr. Nalin has appeared as an expert on shows ranging from CBS News and Larry King, to CNN, The Today Show and MTV. He was also featured in an Anti-Drug Campaign for the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).

Dr. Nalin is a Diplomate of the National Institute of Sports Professionals and a Certified Sports Psychologist as well as a Certified Chemical Dependency Intervention Specialist. He lectures and conducts workshops nationally on the issues of teen mental health, substance abuse prevention, and innovative adolescence treatment.

In 2017 Dr. Nalin was awarded The Sigmund Freud Foundation and Sigmund Freud University’s Distinguished Achievement Award in recognition of his work with youth in the field of mental health over the course of his career.

How to Beat the Back to School Blues

Back to School Blues: Kickstarting Teens for the Winter Semester

Even children and teens who usually contract the back to school blues can get excited about school after a long summer vacation.

The first day of school in the fall means new school supplies, new subjects, new teachers, and new friends (or reunions with old friends who weren’t around during the summer). The novelty of a new school year can get even the children who are the least academically inclined excited for school – at least temporarily. Read More

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Preventing Teens from Driving While Impaired

Teens: Driving While Impaired Is Dangerous - Paradigm San Francisco

Between the holidays, the end of the year, and the beginning of a new year (and in this case, a whole new decade) there are many opportunities for parties, and many opportunities for driving while being impaired. Read More

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Parenting a Teen with Holiday Depression

Holiday Depression in Teens Can Be Challenging for Parents

The holidays are a difficult time for many people. The expectations of others around the holiday season can cause stress and exacerbate existing stress which leaves many, including teenagers, vulnerable to holiday depression. Read More

Teen and adolescent residential treatment program that has the privilege of serving families from throughout the US and abroad.

Finsta: Here’s What Parents Need to Know

Finsta: Everything That Parents Need to Know - Paradigm San Francisco

If you have a teenager, you probably know a little bit about Instagram just from watching and talking to them, even if you don’t use it yourself. The photo-sharing app is popular among teens because of the many filters and features that allow them to present an individually-curated and highly selective window into their lives. Read More

Teen and adolescent residential treatment program that has the privilege of serving families from throughout the US and abroad.