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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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The Three R’s of Anxiety Management

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The Three R’s of Anxiety Management By Sushi Frausto, M.A.   Occasionally a child’s fear gets so big it’s difficult to manage in the moment.  This can be tough for the child and parents. When this happens, the child may experience tummy aches, a racing heartbeat, headaches, intrusive thoughts, hyperventilation, dizziness or other debilitating symptoms…

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How to Support an Anxious Child

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How to Support an Anxious Child By Sushi Frausto, M.A. We all feel anxious sometimes.  It is normal and can be a helpful part of life.  But, for some kids, anxiety grows to a point where it is no longer helpful.  Their anxiety takes over and keeps them from experiencing a fulfilling and enjoyable childhood….

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How to Help with Suicide Prevention

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How to Help with Suicide Prevention by Tina Koeppel, M.S. Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC 6029)     Suicide prevention is an issue I’m passionate about – both professionally, as a therapist, and personally, as suicide has touched the lives of my loved ones. I’m so encouraged by recent progress in breaking down stigma, encouraging…

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Do Something Scary Every Day

I remember as a kid attending my first Halloween slumber party. We stayed up most of the night, trying to outdo each other with stories that sent shivers down our spines — tales of some brave soul venturing into the moonless night to face the dragon or to seek lost treasure in a haunted house….

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