Tag Archives: mental health

Building Self-Esteem in Kids

One of the most frequent concerns I hear from parents is that their children struggle with low self esteem. We ‘re all worried that our kids don’t feel good enough about themselves. It seems to me that this is a … Continue reading

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Anxious Beginnings

For most kids, this month marks the beginning of a new school year.  With that new beginning usually comes a mixture of feelings-excitement, happiness, sadness that summer is over, maybe some dread of the work to come, and often some … Continue reading

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More on Looking for Happiness

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been sharing some of what the research teaches us about ways to be happier. We’ve explored the importance of play, community, and having new experiences. Let’s look at two more ways to lead … Continue reading

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Depression in Adolescents

Recently a friend told me about a middle school child in her  town that took his own life.  Few had noticed the severity of the depression before the tragic suicide.  Sometimes adults overlook the symptoms of depression in teenagers and … Continue reading

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Helping Children Cope with the Tragedy in Connecticut

We are all reeling from the scenes of the horrendous school shooting in Connecticut yesterday.  The footage of parents running to the school to look for their children, children being led from the school in single file while being escorted … Continue reading

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National Sleep Awareness Week

Can you remember a time when you were significantly sleep deprived?  The mental and physical “fog” that accompanies insomnia can zap us of our quality of life.  If  you’ve read my previous blog posts you know how important I believe … Continue reading

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Welcome to my blog!

Beginning today I will share with you some of what I have learned over the past 25 years working as a psychotherapist specializing in work with children and families.  We will explore topics that frequently arise in my practice, including … Continue reading

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