02

Nov

It is not uncommon for children to have some issues present themselves during childhood that raises concerns for themselves and their parents. Some of these symptoms could develop into serious problems and challenges if left untreated. Parents, understandably, have reservations about introducing medications to their children. In some cases, however, benefits derived from medication outweigh…

01

Nov

The power of information is a tremendous thing to have. Children who are depressed feel hopeless and their life will not change. Just having the knowledge that personalities can change appears to benefit children who are depressed. For more information, click here.

31

Oct

Raising a child has many joys as well as responsibilities and, at times, challenges. When a special needs child misbehaves, we are faced with the question: is this child misbehaving because of the disability, or to test limits as most children do? Is this behavior centered around “I can’t”or “I won’t? Sometimes children genuinely are unable to consistently do what they…

29

Oct

Medication is extremely helpful in addressing ADHD symptoms. Most individuals with ADHD cannot picture themselves without it. However, adding cognitive behavioral therapy as an additional modality could greatly benefit them. Learning new skills and coping strategies could significantly add to the quality of life. Fore more information, click here.

27

Oct

The common association of creativity and use of cannabis has recently been disproved scientifically. In fact, recent findings show that the opposite is true. A study done on the intake of the psychoactive ingredient THC shows that those who ingest a high dosage cannot perform mental tasks as well as those who ingested a low…

26

Oct

A recent study of thousands found that talk therapy was more helpful than antidepressants for those suffering from social anxiety disorder. Talk therapy helps patients challenge their fears deemed irrational or harmful and also allows them to overcome their social issues, such as avoidance of social situations. These proved to be more effective than medication,…

25

Oct

  Your child comes home one day and states that they have been harassed by a bully.  Sadly, this is not an unusual occurrence.  As parents, we are often faced with the dilemma of how to address the issue of bullying with our children.  Bullying can be subtle or overt and despite our best efforts to the contrary…

24

Oct

Nearly every client that walks through the doors of our counseling center identifies stress as a significant challenge in his or her life. People report feeling they are not in control of their time and that they spend a substantial amount of time doing things they do not want to do. The simple solution is…

22

Oct

Behavioral therapies provide many benefits to kids with ADHD and their families. The many symptoms associated with ADHD (impulsivity, organization, peer relations to name a few) certainly could be addressed with behavioral strategies. The support offered to youth and their families would also help the family tremendously. However, a recent study referenced in Yahoo news…

20

Oct

For those with lingering negative thoughts, nature sounds might be a great help. In a study, participants were shown a 3-minute long video depicting hand surgery, and were tasked with listening to nature sounds, nature sounds mixed with human voices, nature sounds mixed with motorized noises, and a track that had no noises. The results…