Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child

If your child is sensitive to the emotions of others, worrisome and easily overwhelmed by changes or new people and environments, you may have a highly sensitive child. Parenting can be demanding, and parenting a highly sensitive child can present additional challenges. However, with a few simple strategies, you can better manage everyday problems and create a more peaceful home...[ read more ]

The 5 Best Therapies for Those on the Autism Spectrum

Autism is a mental health disorder that affects both children and adults. It causes people to behave in certain ways that are considered “abnormal” and make interaction with others very difficult.While there is no cure for autism, there are treatments that have been shown to help people, including children, improve their social interactions.The following are five of the best-known therapies...[ read more ]

Helping Kids Cope with Divorce

Divorce isn’t easy for anyone, but children can take it particularly hard. Many children don’t understand what is happening and many more feel the divorce is somehow their fault. Here’s how you can help your child cope: Communicate Openly The divorce should be explained in simple and straightforward terms. If at all possible, both parents should be part of the...[ read more ]

De-stigmatizing Mental Health Therapy for IPOC

Mental health issues such as depression and anxiety can and do affect people of all ages, economic backgrounds, and nationalities. And yet, many indigenous people of color (IPOC) do not seek the help of mental health professionals. In fact, the underutilization of mental health services by IPOC is one of the most persistent health disparities. What are some of the...[ read more ]

Intuitive Eating During COVID-19

COVID-19 can be compared to freshmen year of college – it’s stressful, you feel overwhelmed, and it’s way too easy to pack on an extra 15 pounds! Many of us, having been stuck at home and dealing with stress for the past 4-5 months, have found our eating habits have taken a nosedive. So how do we remedy this? Many...[ read more ]

Sleep Hygiene

A good night’s sleep is crucial to our mental, physical, and emotional health. However, many people find themselves tossing and turning at night with thoughts racing through their heads, unable to get to sleep. Good sleep hygiene is just as important to our overall health as getting exercise, eating well, and staying hydrated. So, here are some tips on how...[ read more ]

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish.

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish. Self-care has become a sort of a buzzword lately. We hear it all the time, and many of us likely have some specific images in mind when we think about self-care. When you hear the word self-care, do you think about bubble baths, fancy coffee drinks, and binging your favorite show? Or, when you hear the word...[ read more ]

Finding a therapist

“Shopping” for a Therapist When you meet a therapist for the first time, you might feel a lot of different things. You could feel excited, nervous, or completely unsure of what to expect. Finding a therapist that works well for you is the first step on your journey toward improved mental health and functioning. So, where do you even begin?...[ read more ]


The ending of a relationship is difficult to navigate in almost any situation, but having children together complicates it even further. Ideally, barring serious issues like substance abuse or domestic violence, both parents play an active role in their children’s lives. Research indicates that the quality of the relationship between parents, whether together or divorced, has a strong influence on...[ read more ]

Fathers Struggle

Fathers Struggle, too When we think of parental support, our mind most often goes to caring for new mothers and alleviating mom guilt. Many forget that fathers face their unique challenges in trying to raise children. I interviewed several fathers, and they all shared similar concerns and pressures. Fathers are expected to be providers, and if they cannot they are...[ read more ]

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