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Why Kids Need to Release Big Feelings and Aggression Now

Sushi Frausto, MA (LMFT 101031) The time has arrived. Kids are returning to school. They should be happy and relieved right? Well, not quite yet. Many kids are finding the return to school harder and more frustrating than expected. Kids may be experiencing intense feelings of sadness, disappointment, frustration, anxiety, and anger. These feelings affect their mental and physical

7 Steps to Raising Intuitive Eaters

Angela Youngs, PsyD Teach hunger/fullness cues.Throughout the day, especially during meal and snack times, prompt your children to check in with their bodies. Are they hungry? How do they know? What signals do their bodies send to them to alert them of hunger? How hungry are they? How do they know when they’re full? Prompting such

Sleeping Well During COVID-19

by Angela Youngs, Psy. D. What happens during sleep? When we sleep, our bodies are doing more than simply taking a break from the world. Sleep is a critical part of our day and is crucial to our functioning. During sleep, our bodies move through various stages. Our bodies need to move through these stages

Help Children with ADHD Learn at Home

By Sushi Frausto, M.A. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #101031) During this time of at-home learning, parents supporting children with ADHD may struggle to keep up with their kids’ energy levels and learning styles. To best support your children, appreciate and understand the unique way their brains and bodies work. Often kids with ADHD struggle with slowing

Body & Brain Connection

by Melissa J. Johnson, Ph.D. “Don’t trust your fears. They don’t know how strong you really are.”  ~ Dr. Kate Truitt Turning to face my fear, I meet the warrior who lives within…. Today is Clinical Hypnosis Day!  I have incorporated Clinical Hypnosis into my work with adults, children, and teens for over 10 years. Clinical

Willingness to Experience Aloneness

by Melissa J. Johnson, Ph.D. Willing to experience aloneness, I discover connection everywhere….– Jennifer Paine Welwood As I reflect on what Mental Health Awareness Month means in this COVID-19 year, these words have special meaning. “Willing to experience aloneness” – wow, really?!? That’s a tough thing to do in such a lonely and isolating time.

Courage and Compassion

by Melissa J. Johnson, Ph.D. “Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow.” ~Mary Anne Radmacher I’ve been seeing a lot of courage these days! I’m guessing you have too.  The courage of our health care and other front line

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