A Word From Our Counselor – Transitioning Back to School

Transitioning back to school may seem like a simple task but for many children, it is fraught with anxiety and difficulty. This affects not only the youngest of children in the primary grades but also college-bound students leaving home for the first …

Asthma and Allergy Environmental Control Measures

Did you know a significant amount of doctor visits for asthma could be prevented by simply addressing home environmental controls?One example is making sure your air ducts are clean and that filters are changed regularly. Smoking is a huge factor, too. Please stop …

Help Your Teenager Get Out of Difficult Situations

A simple idea to help your teenager. Adolescence has always been a complicated time of life. As adults, we want to educate our teenagers to set healthy boundaries for themselves and learn how to make good choices when faced with these challenges. …

Is your sleep working for you?

Several families choose to seek behavioral health consultation to discuss sleeping arrangements with young children, older children and even sometimes with adolescents. I typically start these conversations by asking the parent or caregiver the following question… “Is your current sleeping arrangement working …

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 …