Poison Ivy!

Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac commonly cause skin rashes in children during the spring. An allergic reaction to the oil in these plants produces the rash. The rash occurs from several hours to three days after contact with the plant …

Measles Update

With the rise in measles worldwide including New York City and a single known case in Massachusetts, we want to give you these handouts to read on the signs and symptoms. Any child who has a single dose of the MMR is most likely …

A Word From Our Therapist: Coping Skills for Anxiety in Day to Day Life

If your young adult is experiencing significant anxiety before starting or returning to school, please make an appointment with us, either our clinicians or our behavioral health specialists. Our clinicians have been trained by Boston Children’s Hospital to prescribe anti-anxiety medications.  This video by …

A Word From Our Therapist: Visualization to Reduce Anxiety

Visualization is another evidence-based coping skill that is effective in helping children, adolescents and adults feel more relaxed. There are several variations of visualization, some of which are guided via meditation CDs, YouTube videos, or apps while others unfold naturally. I often teach …

A Word From Our Therapist : Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

We recommend you watch the following short video from our Behavioral Health Clinician, Patrick Sweeney, and read the following description from KidsHealth.org.  Video URL: https://youtu.be/ObWoPn_fASM​  What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder?Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that appears at the same …