Play Therapy

By |2019-02-21T15:44:44+00:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Play therapy is often used to help children process stressful life events such as relocation, hospitalization, physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, and natural disasters. It can also be used to treat mental illness or behavioral problems. Here are some of the most common issues addressed in play therapy: Trauma and crisis Anxiety disorders Depression ADHD Autism spectrum [...]

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Disengagement Tool

By |2019-02-13T04:26:37+00:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

What is one thing that is noticeable when you ride a train, bus, elevator, or airplane? You probably recognize about 85% of the people are either talking or looking at their cell phones. A cell phone can be described as a disengagement tool due to their ability to disconnect society socially. This is a threat to [...]

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I’m Right, Your Wrong!

By |2019-02-11T13:59:32+00:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Naïve realism is what psychologist describe as the intuitive sense that we see the world out there as it actually is, rather than as it appears from our own perspective. We as human beings often encounter family, friends, co-workers or just strangers whom we engage in conversations about a broad range of topics. Sometimes we assume [...]

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Labor Day Weekend Emotions

By |2018-08-31T02:29:28+00:00August 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Can you sense it? Football season is about to commence this holiday weekend! College, Pros, Highschool and Pee Wee leagues will be in full swing across the U.S. Constant images of quarter backs throwing to wide receivers will be seen on TV screens across the world. Fans are going to have a roller coaster of emotions. [...]

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Sneak Attack

By |2018-08-25T21:14:37+00:00August 25th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

One day I was watching a video on a local news channel about a thief in a grocery store. The video appeared to show a woman pushing a cart full of groceries while at the same time watching an elderly woman as she shops. She was studying the elderly woman’s every single move to calculate the [...]

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Anxiety

By |2018-08-08T20:15:15+00:00August 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Are you worried about a job interview coming up in the next couple of days or finding out the results of an important test? It is very common to feel anxious in today’s world due the bombardment of negative news by way of social media outlets and traditional outlets such as television and radio. Lauren Thomas [...]

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Study: Loneliness rising in young Americans, more than seniors

By |2018-05-22T12:27:55+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Could the loneliest Americans, be some of the youngest Americans? A new study by health services company Cigna found people aged 18-22 actually scored higher on a loneliness test than people 72 and older. "It does not surprise me because of the demands," child psychologist Dr. Valerie McClain said. McClain told us she’s treating many kids [...]

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

By |2018-04-30T15:30:40+00:00April 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Mental Health Awareness Month was initially envisioned by Mental Health America and for over 65 years, Mental Health America (MHA) has continued to observe May as Mental Health Awareness Month. Each year Mental Health America and their affiliates (such as the National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI) reach millions of people through local events, such as screenings, [...]

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Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting

By |2017-10-04T12:58:01+00:00October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

You may be struggling to understand how a shooting could occur and why such a terrible thing would happen. There may never be satisfactory answers to these questions. We do know, though, that it is typical for people to experience a variety of emotions following such a traumatic event. These feelings can include shock, sorrow, numbness, fear, anger, [...]

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A Healthy Brain Makes a Healthy Life!

By |2017-04-30T23:16:24+00:00April 30th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

The human brain is amazing. It controls every aspect of the human body from heart rate to memory, emotion to appetite. It has over a billion nerve cells and is powered by electricity and composed of 80% water. It is greater than any social network or any supercomputer known to mankind. It’s a powerful reminder that [...]

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