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When to Have Your Child See A Therapist--Stern
Author: Tzudek Stern LMHC, SpEd
July 3rd, 2014
Children do not come with instruction manuals, but there is a time in every parents’ experience when they wish they did. Most parents can truthfully state that there was something about parenting that was surprising, confusing, befuddling, or all of the above. One of those times can be when children exhibit emotional or behavioral problems. When is a problem behavior so extreme that parents should seek help? When are a child’s tantru …
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When to Have Your Child See a Therapist--Rosenshein
Author: Joel S. Rosenshein, Ph.D.
July 3rd, 2014
A parent needs to be very aware of the maturation levels of children in general and certainly of their own child's maturation. The milestones of development within the first three years of life are key reminders to parents of how their child is developing.   This should include sitting up, beginning to crawl, walking, talking and of course relating to their environment in a positive way. Before seeing a therapist about these issues, a paren …
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When to Have Your Child See a Therapist--Cornfeld
Author: Ellen Cornfeld, CNT
July 3rd, 2014
Few things are more painful for parents than watching their child grapple with their relationship with food. Sometimes it is a slight nuance noticed- a sudden ‘dislike’ for a certain food, or the disappearance of a cake. All seem to have what appear to be reasonable explanations …..”Oh, it gives me a stomach ache,” or,”I’m really trying to eat healthy now-that’s not good for you.”   Wha …
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What to Look For In a Therapist
THE RIGHT MATCH You need to be comfortable with your therapist. Even if someone is the best therapist, it does not mean that he or she is the best therapeutic match for you. LICENSE A therapist should be licensed by the state or supervised by someone who is a licensed therapist. This does not assure that the therapist is good; it, simply verifies a minimum level of competence. TRAINING The therapist you choose should have some training …
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Trichotillomania: A Tricky Problem
Hair styles for boys changed radically in 1964. That was the year the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. Instantly, every kid in America wanted to drop the ubiquitous "crewcut" and grow long hair. At that time I was 11 years old and living in a small town in northern Wisconsin - and I had a terrible secret. One fateful day, while we were playing dodge ball in gym class, my terrible secret, was exposed. My teacher had spotted a massive bal …
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Transcending Adversity
Author: Harriet Cabelly, LCSW
November 26th, 2014
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”   – Viktor Frankl   Throughout life, people transcend their adversities in different ways; some people can go through a lot and be able to rise above and live well, and some people simply succumb to their circumstances. This mani …
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TMS — An Alternative Therapy for Depression
Depression affects over 14 million American adults every year. Depression can be a debilitating disorder that interferes with an individual’s thoughts, mood, behavior and physical health. The effects of this illness can ruin relationships, cause problems at work, make it difficult to overcome serious illnesses, and even result in suicide.
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The Psychology of Shopping and "Retail Therapy"
Author: Elizabeth Carmen, MHC
November 14th, 2014
Audrey Hepburn wasn’t the only one enamored by Tiffany’s. The pretty white silk ribbon, the robin’s blue bag, promising something amazing inside… What is it about shopping that’s so therapeutic to people, sometimes even leading to severe addictions? Companies like American Express and Visa thrive off of people who believe the saying, “When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping”. This morning, I wen …
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The pressure is on: The impact of stress on our children and what we can do about it.
Author: Rachel Rosenholtz, LCSW-R
March 13th, 2018
In today’s fast paced modern world, the experience of life is assaulted upon by a relentless barrage of stress and pressure. Mommy is rushing to get everyone out of the house.  Mommy and daddy are getting ready for work and I am hurriedly escorted out of my home onto the school bus. I arrive at school and spend the next seven to eight hours jumping from one subject to another. I have to keep my finger on the place and I am expected to …
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The healing power of listening through Focusing
Thomas Merton once asked, "What can we gain from traveling to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves?" I love this quote. To me, it so well illustrates a downside of modern culture.

We have computers that with a mere click can access all sorts of information; we are "connected" through email, phone, and more; and yet how connected are we with our innermost selves? How often do we stop and li …
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