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Why Do People Stay in Abusive Relationships?

  By Laura Walls When others hear about an abusive relationship, most people, who have never experienced one themselves, are shocked and confused. They often ask, “Why doesn’t the person just leave?” In fact, clients of mine report that is the question they hear most often both during and after the relationship. From the outside, [...]

By | February 19th, 2017|Anger, Couples|Comments Off on Why Do People Stay in Abusive Relationships?

Interrupting Anger – How Tricking Your Body Can Make You Calm

By Jonathan Pishner If you struggle with anger and rage, then you're very familiar with two things. The buildup, when you're starting to feel frustrated and angry. Someone won't shut up, or things just won't go right, and you can feel the pressure building. The blowup, that moment when you finally snap, and you no [...]

By | January 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Interrupting Anger – How Tricking Your Body Can Make You Calm

Teaching Your Child to Appreciate Gifts

By Laura Walls After the holidays, many parents worry about whether their children appreciate all they have gotten from friends and family. Parents want their children to show their appreciation; no one enjoys the embarrassment of a child who throws a gift aside in disgust. So, what can parents do to help their children be [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|Parenting|Comments Off on Teaching Your Child to Appreciate Gifts

The Dreaded Holiday To-Do List and How To Fix It

By Jonathan Pishner The time from Thanksgiving to New Year's can be a great time of year. Lots of food, visiting friends and family, parties, travel, gifts, there are all kinds of things to enjoy during the holiday season. Sadly, many people feel upset and stressed during this season. I'd like to point out the [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|Lifestyle, Stress|Comments Off on The Dreaded Holiday To-Do List and How To Fix It

Helping Children Deal with Death

By: Jonathan Pishner                                                              Helping a child deal with a loss can feel very complicated. Parents sometimes struggle with how to tell their child that a [...]

By | November 7th, 2016|Parenting, Trauma|Comments Off on Helping Children Deal with Death

Does My Child Need Therapy?

By Laura Walls I have people ask me all the time, “How do I know when I need to call a therapist for my child?” That is a great question. Sometimes it is very hard to distinguish between typical changes of childhood and changes to be concerned about. Children go through a lot of stages [...]

By | October 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Does My Child Need Therapy?

How to Actually Benefit from Self-Help Books (and Blogs)

by Jonathan Pishner The self-help industry has been booming for years, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Every year, largely thanks to the internet, more and more self-help material is being produced. Books, blogs, video channels, covering every topic from fighting depression to losing weight to stopping smoking. And some of them are [...]

By | August 25th, 2016|Lifestyle|Comments Off on How to Actually Benefit from Self-Help Books (and Blogs)

Pokemon Go: a Rare Chance for Parents to Connect with Gamer Kids

By: Jonathan Pishner Everywhere I go, I see groups of people out, scanning with their phones, looking for Pokemon. It's absolutely incredible how quickly this game has exploded. One of the most amazing things this game has created is the opportunity to connect with others, in an age where we often don't connect well. People [...]

By | July 27th, 2016|Lifestyle, Parenting|Comments Off on Pokemon Go: a Rare Chance for Parents to Connect with Gamer Kids

What To Do When You’re Not Allowed to Have Anxiety

by Jonathan Pishner What if there are certain people who “aren't allowed” to have anxiety? What would happen if they struggled with constant stress and couldn't tell anyone? Having to keep anxiety a secret can be very painful. When you think of someone suffering from anxiety, it's easy to picture a certain type of person. [...]

By | June 13th, 2016|Lifestyle, Stress|Comments Off on What To Do When You’re Not Allowed to Have Anxiety

How Family and Friends Can Help with Trauma

By Jonathan Pishner   It's a very hard thing to watch a loved one go through the pain of a traumatic experience. Sometimes these experiences are shared, and sometimes one member of a family experiences the event. Either way, one of the most important roles of family and friends is to help and support those [...]

By | May 9th, 2016|Stress, Trauma|Comments Off on How Family and Friends Can Help with Trauma