Anxiety Anyone?

 Some seasons bring out the best and the worst in people. We enjoy the holidays  but we tend to sleep less. make poor food choices. drink more. and spend more money than planned for gifts. Also - social gatherings and meeting family may trigger anxiety. As a result we depart from the holidays feeling tired. worn out and tense.

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Stress-free Eating during the Holidays

Food is everywhere during this season and often it is food that we don’t typically eat during other times of the year and we look forward to it.  Very oftenfor people who have disordered eatingthe mental and emotional toll navigating food takes makes it nearly impossible to enjoy the celebration. 

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5 Ways to Help your Child Navigate Stress

Since I specialize in working with adolescents it is common scenario for a parent to drag their reluctant high schooler into my office early on a Saturday morning for an intake. What the parent wants is often to the effect of: "How can you get my kid to care moreabout... 

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The Power of Positive and Strength Psychology

 When I was in graduate school quite some time ago - Positive Psychology was not that well known.  But every time I read authors that talked about optimism or vibrant

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Homework Strategies

With the new school year starting for most students over the next couple of weeksboth parents and adolescents will undergo predictable stressors that come each fall.  Parents begin another school year doing all they can to be preparedyet more often than not they anticipate that by October or November the typical struggle will ensue

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How to Avoid the Summer Slump

What is “summer slump” or “summer backslide.”  These terms address the regression in skills that students experience when they are enjoying their summer vacations away from their regular course rigor.  While regression can be steep (e.g.up to 25% decline in reading skills)there is plenty that can be done.

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