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10 Books to Support Children with Anxiety

Wilma Jean the Worry Machine by Julia Cook Anxiety continues to be a common ailment in children, especially given the current climate today. In this colorful, fun, book, children can relate to Wilma as she struggles to understand and manage her anxiety. It also provides tips and strategies to help parents and children become more in control of their anxiety. 10/10! Help Your Dragon Deal with Anxiety by Steve Herman What can children do when Read more…

11 Unexpected Thinking Patterns that Effect Your Day

Just as people have patterns or habits of doing things throughout their day without really thinking about it – putting your keys on a hook when you come inside, avoiding a pothole for so long that even after it’s been filled you still drive around the spot – we have patterns or habits for the way we think. These patterns often go unnoticed, but they influence the way we see the world. The psychology umbrella Read more…

Q+A with Kate

Welcome to our clinician spotlight series! Meet our clinicians in a different way and learn more about them beyond their clinical selves.  Get to know Kate in our fun, light-hearted survey below! Your Hogwarts house: Gryffindor Your Zodiac sign: Gemini Your MBTI (Myers-Briggs): INFJ What’s the wallpaper to your cell phone? My kids! Do you play an instrument? Which one? Does the recorder from 5th grade count? Name something that made you smile today. Snow Read more…

8 Ways Your Furry Friend Boosts Your Mental Health

The role that our furry friends play in our daily lives is significant. As a mental health clinician, I find myself speaking about my clients pets quite often. When I reflect on the frequency of conversations regarding our pets and the positive effect on one’s mental health in my practice, it makes complete sense to me- and if you have a dog or cat you know what I mean! There is science to back me Read more…

How Gratitude Could Save Your Mental Health

Just because it is not Thanksgiving does not mean we can’t still be grateful! In fact, practicing gratitude has been shown to have many positive effects on overall well-being. Studies have shown that for romantic partners, expressing gratitude to each other leads to higher relationship satisfaction and quality. On an individual level, studies have shown that practicing gratitude leads people to be happier, healthier, and generally more optimistic about life. People who purposefully take time Read more…