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The Growing Link Between Nutrition and Mental Health and the Best Foods for It.

It’s a no-brainer: Eating a balanced diet helps you to look and feel good. And now researchers say that eating well may even help fight depression.

A new scientific review published in the journal the Lancet Psychiatry that involved 18 researchers from around the world stresses the role that good nutrition plays in mental health.

Evidence is steadily growing […]

Does My Kid Need Therapy?

Your gut instinct about your child is usually right: If you sense something is wrong (or different) perhaps your kid seems depressed, tired or anxious you’ll want to speak to your pediatrician first. But how do you know if your kid needs to see a psychotherapist?

If you’re alarmed by changing behaviors, consider seeking therapy for […]

Autism Counseling

Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as on the autism spectrum (What is Autism?, 2014). In today’s world, the term Autism has become something scary, negative and down right dirty. When parents or teachers begin to notice something strange or different about […]

Depression 101

In my office, I so often hear the following statements:

“I know I should feel good, but I just don’t.”
“I feel so overwhelmed and I can’t get anything done.”
“I know I should do…..but I just don’t have the energy or motivation.”
“She just doesn’t seem herself. She doesn’t even want to be with her friends.”

Each time, I […]

Week 1 – Parenting and Unconscious Representation

Week 1 and Week 2 will start with the most fundamental parenting concepts. It will outline a framework from which we should base our decisions, language, discipline, etc. Honestly, I have yet to find research or literature to specifically address this perspective but as a parent and therapist I know it to be true. Parents, […]

12 Week Challenge

The purpose of this blog is to offer some fundamentals of parenting. I am a parent of three children and a psychotherapist. Parenting is challenging full-time job. I think it’s a position that many of us find daunting and overwhelming at times. Sometimes we feel down right ill-prepared for the job. Frankly, in reality we […]

Welcome to Modern Parenting

Full disclosure, I don’t really read blogs. I am usually a few paces behind the technology curve and am slow to see the value in “newfangled” approaches. However, as a mother of 3 and a psychotherapist, I am often asked parenting questions. They are good questions, ones we all contemplate at one point or another. […]