10 Parenting Strategies for Helping Anxious Children

By: Cassandra M. Faraci, Psy.D.   It is estimated that 1 in 8 children are affected by anxiety disorders and that, if left untreated, these children are more likely to have academic failures, social struggles, and substance abuse (ADAA.org). The …
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What to Expect When You’re Considering Family Therapy

There are many reactions people may have to the thought of family therapy which often depends on the presenting need for treatment.  There are numerous factors that bring a family to treatment and while many people may hold feelings of …
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Sexting: Form of Expression or a Criminal Act?

    By: Kate Nazario, LPC Sexting: By definition, it’s the distribution of sexually explicit images, videos or messages by cell phone, computer, or other electronic devices.  With the advancement in technology, social interactions have become a thing of the past …
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My Child Has Been Diagnosed with ADHD…Now What?

If your child gets diagnosed with any sort of disorder, it is natural to experience an array of emotions. Fear, anxiety, and maybe even guilt may intrude your thoughts, but there is a silver lining that comes with diagnosis. It …
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10 Principles for Managing Children and Teens with ADHD

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurological disorder that affects approximately 8% of children and 5% of adults in the United States. It involves developmentally inappropriate behaviors in two domains: attention and hyperactivity-impulsivity. A common myth about ADHD is that all …
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When Should You Seek Professional Help For Your Child?

It is completely normal for parents and children to argue. It is normal for children to “test the limits” by using minor misbehaviors to accomplish their goals. It is even normal for parents to yell every now and then when …
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