Friends, family, and clients often ask me the same question – what is the best bit of parenting wisdom and advice I received and can pass on to them? That’s a tough question to answer, as it appears that every family is different, and every child has … [Read more...] about Parenting Advice – The Big Secret
Reaching Your Child During Severe Anxiety Anxiety is by far the number one presenting problem in our office, for both adults and children alike. Sometimes the anxiety gets so strong and painful that it manifests itself in extreme behaviors and … [Read more...] about Props for Parents
For children who have suffered any number of Adverse Childhood Experiences, it’s important to set limits and create structure! Here’s a great visual for just that. From Behavioral Interventions and Solutions, LLC … [Read more...] about Controlled Choices for Children
“I go into nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order” – John Buroughs Life is a multi-sensory event. Many people are familiar with the senses of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. Balance and … [Read more...] about Using Senses to Soothe
As many of us are wrapping up our school year, our thoughts naturally turn to endless warm summer days, family trips, in-scheduled afternoons, and ice cream trucks (ok, maybe the last one is just me). However, I want to propose a somewhat unorthodox … [Read more...] about Why I Think Summer is a great time to engage in Psychotherapy
For every child and adult who is correctly diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, there is another child and adult who is improperly diagnosed with ADHD (and potentially mis-medicated for it), and another child and adult who has … [Read more...] about ADHD Diagnosis – Why Does it Feel Like a Total Stab in the Dark?