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Talking with Children about Mental Health

This month, I am pleased to welcome Julie Cipes, LPC as my guest blogger. She offers practical and useful information for dealing with kids and their feelings! In light of the school shooting epidemic that is plaguing our nation, one topic that has come to surface is the connection between mental health and access to […]

Denial

It has been a tough week. Denial and his sidekicks, Minimalization and Rationalization were running around my office getting in everyone’s head. Those scoundrels wreak havoc wherever they go. Denial whispers prettily, “Why go for that mammogram? You feel fine and it hurts sooo much!”. Minimalization coos gently, “It is not abuse if he only […]

Beating March Doldrums

We, in the northeast, have reached that time of the year when we are ready to throw open the windows, shed our winter coats, pull out t-shirts and shorts and head for the garden or beach. Unfortunately, March weather is not cooperating. We get teased with a sunny day in the 60’s and are exhilarated; […]

Is my Child Transgender? A Compassionate Approach to Your Child’s Gender Exploration.

This week’s blog is written by Alyssa Leonard, LCSW. I hope you find it thought compelling. Please feel free to share it with others who may have a transgender child.   When faced with the realization that their child may be transgender, parents experience a vast range of emotions and a million questions. It is […]