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2020 Vision for Wellness

The most common time that people pause to reflect on the patterns in their life that promote wellness is the start of a new year. Whether you are an optimist that leans toward the possibilities of positive change, or someone who tends to view life with a pessimistic...

EMDR Goes Public

The popular TV show Grey’s Anatomy recently aired an episode tackling the difficult subject of trauma and its long-lasting impact. What was also introduced to many viewers was a specific kind of trauma therapy called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing...

What is OCD?

  Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder that affects people of all ages and walks of life, and occurs when a person gets caught in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are unwanted, intrusive thoughts, images, or urges that...

Helping a Child Who Has Experienced a Traumatic Event

Whenever a child is exposed to a traumatic event, caregivers and loved ones often struggle to know how to help. Parenting a child or youth who has experienced trauma can be isolating. It may seem that no one else understands what your family is going through or how to...

How to Help Your Child with End-Of-School Anxieties

  It’s the end of the academic school year and inevitably this means a spike in the “freak out” behaviors parents start seeing in their kids. Looming deadlines and high stakes testing can push even the most resilient student into a constant state of agitation. Add to...

Holiday Happiness

During this holiday season I have noticed the tension of many (including myself) ramping up. The Thanksgiving pre and post meal evaluations have come and gone followed closely by the traditional holidays of Hanukkah, Kwanza and Christmas. A consistent theme relating...