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 …

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 …

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 …