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It Takes Two to Co-regulate

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It Takes Two to Tango Co-regulate By Sushi Frausto, M.A. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT#101031)   We hear the word self-regulation a lot these days, but what does it mean? Self-regulation is the process during which we manage our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in order in to meet our needs. It involves managing one’s…

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Postpartum Mental Health Resources

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POSTPARTUM MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES Postpartum Support International (PSI) Hotline in English and Spanish: 800-944-4773 postpartum.net   The National Women’s Health Information Center 800-944-9662 womenshealth.gov/mental-health   Maternal Mental Health Now A Los Angeles-based organization committed to education families and professionals about postpartum mental health maternalmentalhealthnow.org   Postpartum Progress An informational webpage and blog created by a…

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Postpartum Mental Health Myths Vs. Facts

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POSTPARTUM MENTAL HEALTH MYTHS VERSUS FACTS   Myth: Very few women experience baby blues. Fact: Approximately 70% – 80% of women will experience, at a minimum, the baby blues; about 20% will experience the more severe postpartum depression and its other subtypes.   Myth: Postpartum depression begins directly after birth. Fact: It is believed that…

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Announcing our expanded Perinatal & Postpartum Program!

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Announcing our expanded Perinatal & Postpartum Program!   We know how beautiful, frustrating, exciting and exhausting it can be to begin the parenthood journey. Our compassionate therapists offer unique support and resources to assist women in gently finding their way through the many stages of starting or growing a family. Our expanded Perinatal and Postpartum…

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13 Questions to Ask a Potential Therapist

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When you are considering therapy for your child or teen, you may wonder how to begin your search for a therapist. Get a recommendation:  Word of mouth is often an excellent way to obtain a recommendation. Pediatricians, school counselors, pastors, rabbis, and friends may be a source of information about local therapists. Some parents prefer…

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Helping Kids to Confidently Ride the Waves of Big Feelings

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HELPING KIDS TO CONFIDENTLY RIDE THE WAVES OF BIG FEELINGS   By Jessica Fisher, Psy.D. Post-Doctoral Fellow / Dialectical Behavior Therapy Specialty Supervised by Vicki Chiang, Psy.D, PSY21136   How do I know if my child could use support?  Some kids are born into the world with big feelings! This is both a gift and…

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Newsletter | October 5, 2018

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TALKING ABOUT SEXUAL ASSAULT WITH CHILDREN AND TEENS The political events of the last few weeks have focused our national, neighborhood, and family conversations on sexual assault, abuse and harassment. Wherever you find yourself on the political spectrum, many report that this is an emotionally grueling time. It has been particularly triggering for those who have experienced…

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Five Tips for Internet Savvy Parenting

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Five Tips for Internet Savvy Parenting Melissa J Johnson, PhD and Vicki Chiang, PsyD   In a conversation about social media and kids, you may see us hold up our right hands – the index and middle fingers forming the shape of a V.  No, we’re not giving you the peace sign.  At least not…

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