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6 Virtual Birthday Celebration Ideas!

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By Tatiana Pinkley, M.A. For kids and teens who have birthdays falling in the next several weeks, the parties they hoped for will have to change.  And it’s very normal to experience some grief and disappointment with things not going according to plan. While it‘s not physically possible to have a birthday party, there are some creative…

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Virtual Playdates: Tips and Activity Ideas to Help your Children Stay Connected

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By Sushi Frausto, LMF Your kids are at home for the next few weeks, and they need social connection.  That much we know.  We also know kids are comfortable with technology, connecting online, and navigating screens.  Hence, virtual playdates! Our social connections support our physical health and psychological well-being – whether we’re in person or joining one another…

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Resources to Make the Most of Your Time at Home

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Yoga and Mindfulness Videos by Torrey Certified Yoga Instructor, Founder + Owner of PLAAY, Pediatric Learning-Based Adaptive & Accessible Yoga (and our wonderful Office Manager!) Commonsense Media Common Sense Media’s Top Virtual Learning Tools for Every Grade Common Sense Media’s Recommends Apps, Movies, TV, Websites and More for all Ages Common Sense Media:Quick Tips to…

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Yoga and Mindfulness Videos by Torrey

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Torrey is a fantastic yoga instructor who works with kids and adults of all abilities.  She has been offering our team short online mindfulness and yoga sessions since the coronavirus at-home phase began.   She’s generously created these videos to share with our extended community.  Enjoy!

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Anxiety-Proofing Your Family’s Environment

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By Sushi Frausto, M.A.Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #101031) Truth be told, we probably can’t get rid of anxiety and stress completely.  Nor would we want to.  These feelings help keep us safe, motivate us to respond, and inspire us to prepare for what is to come.  But sometimes these feelings get so overwhelming they stop us…

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Creating an Anxiety-Resilient Family

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By Sushi Frausto, M.A.Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #101031) It’s no wonder many kids struggle with anxiety. We live in a fast-paced world with plenty of things to worry about during regular times, and the coronavirus crisis has intensified possible feelings of distress. Even as adults it can feel overwhelming.  When I work with families,…

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How Does Online Therapy Work?

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What is online therapy?   It’s the use of electronic transmission to provide interactive real-time mental health services remotely. We’re using video and audio to closely simulate in-person dynamics.   We use telehealth’s Secure Video, software with encryption via a HIPAA-compliant platform (Zoom) to maximize your confidentiality.  It offers video options for both individuals and groups.   What kinds…

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6 Tips to Promote Resiliency During the COVID-19 Epidemic

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An infectious disease outbreak like the coronavirus is a challenge for all of us. Stress, anxiety, and depression are just a few of the psychological ramifications. It is also a reminder of how interconnected we all our as humans – and how we can foster resilience in ourselves, our families and communities. Bringing the challenge…

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