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Assessing ADHD in Diverse Cultures

Clinician Guidelines to Culturally Competent Care

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a highly prevalent and pervasive neurodevelopmental disorder. ADHD typically occurs in early development, prior to a child’s school enrollment and is characterized by persistent inattention and/or hyperactivity/impulsivity that affects an individual’s functioning and/or development. Individuals with ADHD can present with symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity/impulsivity, or a […]

How You Can Support Your Socially Anxious Child

How You Can Support Your Socially Anxious Child: Adjusting to In-Person Interactions

For many children and adolescents who struggle with social anxiety, the thought of returning to school and other in-person interactions has triggered increased anxiety symptoms. Early on in the pandemic many children and adolescents who struggle with social anxiety may have experienced relief. They […]

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week!

This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week! Did you know that eating disorders are among the deadliest mental illnesses second only to opioid overdose? 10,200 deaths each year are the direct result of an eating disorder (1).

Some common myths surrounding eating disorders are:

“People who have eating disorders must be underweight”. Eating disorders look […]

Holiday Stress and Pandemic Stress

The impact of holiday stress and pandemic stress on your immune system and the role of perception.

We are undoubtedly living through a stressful time in history. The coronavirus has proposed new and unforeseen challenges to each and every one of us as individuals and collectively as a nation. Suddenly, our daily routine built on stability […]

Mental Health and COVID-19: How to Talk to Teens About it

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had an affect on the mental health of adults, children, and teenagers. Socialization with friends and peers has been limited because of the quarantine, causing many teenagers to feel isolated and withdrawn. Now that teenagers are returning to school, the affect of COVID-19 on their mental health is even more apparent. […]

9 Powerful Strategies to Combat Fatigue

Are you frequently exhausted? Fatigue and exhaustion can occur for many reasons. Here are a few ways to combat fatigue and how you can get back on track, body, mind and spirit.

Rest & Relaxation: Stress is one of the most prevalent causes of fatigue. We often react to chronic stress with a fight-flight-freeze response. […]

Preventing Isolation in a time of Social Distancing

 Loneliness During a Pandemic
Over the past few months, we’ve heard the term ‘social distancing’ and the importance of keeping a 6-foot distance from others, to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus. Many of us have practiced social distancing to keep ourselves, our families, and others safe. Some have had to adhere to social distancing […]

Why Do We Procrastinate?

Nic Voge, Senior Associate Director of Princeton University’s McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning in NJ, describes procrastination in a different way than what is common. According to Voge, it’s not the familiar character flaw we know and loathe.

Procrastination is usually discussed as ‘self-sabotage’, a weakness, and shameful. In his Tedx talk, Voge invites his […]

Children and COVID-19 Quarantine

As we continue in COVID-19 quarantine, children and parents are becoming increasingly frustrated and irritable. Normal routines and schedules are turned upside down and inside out. Kids and parents going out to school and work are now home. Everyone’s lives have been changed in some way.

Although kids are home with family, they still struggle with […]

You Don’t Need To Be a People Pleaser

Are you being taken advantage of in order to avoid a potential conflict.

A people pleaser is a type of person who are “too nice”, almost always putting everyone else’s needs before their own. They never say “no”, are always volunteering to help, and make sure that everyone else’s needs are met first before they worry […]