The Secret to Living a Happy, Fulfilling Life

By: Dr. Cassandra Faraci Have you ever wondered about the secret to being happy? Have you tried different things to make yourself happy only to find out that the happiness was short lived? I bet all of us hope to …
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5 Benefits of Disconnecting on Vacation

By: Dr. Cassandra M. Faraci One of life’s natural highs is counting down days until a much-needed vacation. It probably comes at a time when you’re frustrated at work and need a break, or you might feel mentally foggy and …
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Take Control of Stress: Your Life Depends on It

by: Michaela Patoilo   We are all very familiar with stress and its many sources – blaring horns in traffic, screaming kids and bosses, spilled cups of coffee, crowded grocery stores, finances, work, and more. Since April is Stress Awareness …
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Post-Traumatic Growth: Finding New Light after Trauma

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller What is Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG)? What would you say if I told you that going through a traumatic experience can actually …
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How to Help Our Grieving Loved Ones This Holiday Season

Glimmering white snowflakes dance across the chilly air. The windows begin to frost as the smoldering fireplace crackles in the background. The smell of fresh baked cookies and cinnamon fills the air. As you sit at the table and look …
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How Your Parenting Style Affects Your Child’s Development

By: Michaela Patoilo Toddlers having tantrums. Teenagers talking back. Being a parent is a full-time job. But for every child misbehaving in public, there is another parent nearby rolling his or her eyes. However, what might seem like bad parenting …
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10 Strategies to Combat Adult Anxiety

By: Cassandra M. Faraci, Psy.D.   Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental disorders in the United States with at least 40 million adults being affected. It is estimated that 18 percent of adults have at least one …
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6 Strategies for Increasing Children’s Positive Behaviors

  By: Cassandra M. Faraci, Psy.D.   One of the most common presenting issues in outpatient mental health treatment centers is child noncompliance which can be defined as, “the refusal to initiate or complete a request made by an authority …
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What is Cyberbullying, and What Can We Do About It?

  By:  Michaela Patoilo   What do you think of when you hear the word ‘bullying’? Do you think of a big, burly boy cornering a frail, younger kid for his lunch money? Or do you think of girls whispering …
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