5 Reasons it’s a Bad Idea to Let Your Child Skip School Due to Anxiety

If you are a parent to an anxious child, you know how difficult it can be to persuade them to do something they are worried or fearful about. It is a basic parenting instinct to nurture and reassure your child that everything will be okay. However, if you are getting pulled into the direction of […]

How to Talk to Your Child About Going to Therapy? 7 Helpful Tips

Are you a parent noticing that your child is struggling emotionally? Maybe you are concerned that his or her emotional functioning isn’t quite what you would expect for their age. Maybe you have depression or anxiety in your family and you are noticing your child may be showing some signs of emotional distress? Or, you […]

Are you an anxious teen leaving for college soon? Here are 9 Helpful Tips

Going off to college is a big step in a young adult’s life. Not only are you living away from your family from the first time, but you also have significantly less structure in your life than you did in the past. While it’s great that you don’t have to be in class Monday through […]

How to help your child cope with bedtime fears and anxiety: 7 tips

As a parent, the topic of your child’s sleep is probably one that has consumed many hours of your life. From infancy, we become preoccupied with when, where, how much, and how long did it take your baby to fall asleep. Simply, the topic of sleep can be exhausting for both children and parents. Now […]

The Importance of the Therapeutic Relationship in CBT

Are you looking for change? Do you want to feel better and improve your life? If so, you may be looking into therapy as a way to achieve these changes.When starting your search for a psychologist, it is possible to get confused and overwhelmed by the large number of therapies available to you. As you […]

How to Relax? 10 Best Calming Strategies

Who couldn’t do a better job relaxing? Probably all of us! And that ┬áincludes kids, teens, and adults alike. Our daily lives have gotten so fast paced and stressful that many of of need to pay attention to having a little more balance, some time to stop, notice, and smell the roses, so that we […]

8 Common Anxiety Tricks and How to Cope

If you or a loved one has suffered from anxiety, you know how uncomfortable it is and you may feel like you would do just about anything to make the feelings go away. While some strategies are effective at decreasing the distress associated with anxiety, some common techniques and beliefs we have about anxiety can […]

Parenting Advice for Depressed Teens

I have seen many teenagers who have struggled with depression over the years. It is a very difficult condition for all of those involved. I often hear parents say that they had no idea their teen was depressed, even in situations when suicide has been attempted. As a parent, you may be wondering what you […]

How to Cope with Holiday Stress: 6 Tips to Help You Through the Season

The holiday season may bring joy and happiness and may also bring stress and anxiety. Are you one of those people who is starting to feel overwhelmed and stressed about upcoming holiday events? If you are susceptible to anxiety, depression, have lost a loved one, or simply have a hard time knowing when to say […]

How to Help Your Child Overcome Halloween Fears

As the fall gets underway and Halloween time approaches, it is not unusual for children to have fears of the dark, monsters, and spiders. While many children and adults look forward to Halloween because of fun costumes and good candy, some kids become terrified when Halloween decorations, scary masks and costumes, and haunted houses start […]

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