Self Care

How To Help Kids When Big Emotions Happen

Supporting our kids as they learn emotional regulation   When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, it’s our job to share our calm, not join their chaos.  – L. R. Knost    One of the tasks children and teens (even some adults) struggle the most with is emotional regulation.  When individuals are struggling with…

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COVID 19 and Grief in Kids

One of the unexpected impacts of the Covid-19 virus is the feeling of grief and loss.  When our students left their school in the middle of March, most of them were prepared to return at some point.  They didn’t know that would be the last day.   The last day to sit at their desks…

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Telehealth with Adults: The Ins and Outs

We are living in an unprecedented time. We are all trying to find some sense of normalcy. For some, this comes in the form of going for daily walks.  For therapists and therapy clients, this comes in the form of meeting virtually, or teletherapy. Truth be told, teletherapy is our best and safest option right…

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An introduction … sort of??

In my high school psychology class my teacher told us… That the average person(s) changes their job five times in their adult life. I remember thinking at the time that there was no way that would be me… I would know exactly what I would study in college and that would be the career I…

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Managing Unemployment Stress

3 Tips to make the most of this transition Unemployment is a major and often unexpected life transition, and can feel very stressful and hopeless. Looking for a new job is a taxing process that takes a significant amount of time and energy. Coupled with the potential feeling of defeat that can accompany unemployment, finding…

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Empty Nesting

Managing your changing relationship with your adult child Dropping your child off at college for the first time can be a very emotional and confusing event. Not only will they be living independently, but you are also reclaiming your independence after 18 years. While this affords you lots of free time, empty nesting for the…

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Facing Change & Transitions

Change is a part of life, but it can make us feel so uncomfortable until things are “resolved”. Here are some tips to overcome typical struggles in facing life transitions. Accept the Change We often spend a lot of mental energy fighting the change or not even acknowledging that life is changing. We try to…

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Forgiveness: Challenging Myths

Forgiveness is a topic I find myself talking with a lot of people about due to a lot of misconceptions. We hold onto a lot of beliefs about forgiveness that lead to us feeling not ready to forgive someone who has wronged us. It can lead to us holding onto a lot of anger that…

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Make a Choice

Which Choice is right? When we are faced with choices, it can be difficult to know what to do and where to go. What will each choice lead to? This can be overwhelming even when the choice is something small and not all that important, like ordering from a menu. But it can be even…

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