Practicing Acceptance as a Coping Strategy

Practicing Acceptance as a Coping Strategy

By Mary Katherine Lance Do you know what to do if you get caught in a riptide at the beach? Our instinct says to swim against the riptide and straight to shore. But doing that doesn't work. It just drains all of your energy until you can no longer keep swimming. Instead, what you're supposed to do if you get caught...[ read more ]

Supporting Your LGBTQ+ Teen

by Shelby Albright, MMFT, LMFT So your kiddo just came out to you as something outside what you expected…and now you’re overwhelmed, confused, and maybe even scared for your child’s future. You want your kid to have an easy life, and you know being considered “different” usually creates more obstacles. Additionally, you are forced to face the expectations and hopes...[ read more ]

Emotional Cutoff: Avoiding Emotional Pain

by Yvonne Fernandez Most of us learned in our childhood homes the consequences of touching a hot kitchen stove or putting fingers in the path of a closing door (ouch!). Besides appliances, doors and other potential physical dangers, home is also were we first felt good or bad about ourselves and others. Unlike physical injuries, hurt feelings are invisible; we...[ read more ]

Parenting Crash Course: Tips to Help Your Child Deal with Anger and Aggression

by Trilby Yonkovitz Some days it comes out of nowhere. Your family is having a great day and suddenly your child is kicking and screaming, throwing toys at the wall, demanding it’s not time for them to stop playing. You want your child to stop being so angry, but telling them to ‘Stop acting out’, or ‘Please calm down’, never...[ read more ]

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