Top 5 Strategies to Foster Mental Health in Your Child

with Tony Cepeda, LMFT

Top 5 Strategies to Foster Mental Health in Your Child

Episode 10, Season 1 | December 2, 2020

Show Notes

In today’s episode, Tony Cepeda, LMFT shares sobering statistics on the current state of youth mental health along with simple strategies on how best to help manage your child’s emotional well-being. With empathy for the myriad demands on parents right now, Tony offers creative ways to foster openness, start conversations, stay connected and have more fun in just 10 minutes/day. Takeaways include ways to combat isolation, enhance social connection and reduce stress within current limitations.

Guest: Tony Cepeda, LMFT, Clinical Program Manager

Guest Info
Tony Cepeda headshot

Tony Cepeda has had the privilege and honor to have worked in the mental health field for over 30 years, working with children, youth and their families. He has helped children and youth manage depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD and oppositional/defiant diagnoses.Tony’s journey has taken him through residential treatment settings, day treatment programs, school based programs and outpatient programs. He also had the privilege of supervising Associate Marriage and Family Therapists, and Marriage and Family Interns (graduate students) for over 15 years. Tony has learned and applied several evidenced based practices including trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy and alternatives for families: cognitive behavioral therapy, brief strategic family therapy, adolescent community reinforcement approach (for substance use) and motivational interviewing. Tony has a passion for working with diversity and cultural differences. He enjoys supporting children, youth and their families that struggle with acculturation and biracial issues. Tony has many years of experience as a community volunteer and leader for youth sports, scouting and church. He likes to incorporate coaching into his practice and focus on strengths and individual resilience.


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Resources mentioned in the show:

Two phone apps are really helpful for dealing with stress and anxiety:

Headspace – provides guided meditations, articles and videos

Calm – provides tips for relaxation and sleep