Teaching Teens About the Power of Kindness

The Power of Kindness & How Teens Can Benefit From Practice

Kindness is about more than simply being nice, polite, or friendly, although those things contribute to the overall power of kindness.

Kindness is about treating those around you with genuine care, compassion, concern, and acceptance. Sometimes kindness is mistakenly associated with naivety or weakness, which can cause some people – including image-conscious teenagers, to try to avoid being labeled as kind. Read More

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3 Ways You Can Help Prevent Teen Driver Injuries

Teen Driver | Paradigm San Francisco

As the parent of a teenager who recently got a license or who will soon be getting their license, you want to make sure that your teen driver is safe behind the wheel. Here are three ways you can help prevent teen driver injuries. Read More

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Is Your Teen Experiencing Positive or Negative Peer Pressure?

Is Peer Pressure (Positive or Negative) Affecting Your Child?

When you have teenagers, it is only natural to be concerned about peer pressure. After all, you could be concerned about how the influence from other teens might impact your son or daughter. Read More

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What It’s Like to Live With a Chronic Illness

Chronic Illness: The Challenge of Managing Life - Paradigm San Francisco

Chronic illness can be difficult not only for the person with the illness but also for the people around them.

If you know and care about someone who has a chronic illness, you probably empathize with them and want to be helpful and caring. But it’s easy for people who have never experienced chronic illness themselves to misunderstand what their loved ones with chronic illness are really experiencing. 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.

Teen Sleep Disorders and How to Manage Them

Teen Sleep Disorders and Managing Them Properly

Everyone needs to sleep, and teenaged bodies especially need to get enough sleep to keep up with the developments and changes that take place during this time. But there is a multitude of factors, including certain teen sleep disorders, that often keep young adults from getting as much sleep as they need. Read More

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