Margaret Champine, M.A

by rene marquez • May 2, 2019
Margaret Champine, M.A I’m Maggie and I am so happy you have found CARE Counseling. Alfred Adler said “The hardest thing for human beings to do is to know themselves and to change themselves.” - this is important perspective to consider when you begin a therapeutic relationship. I am regularly in awe of the courage… Read More »

Family relationships and Type 1 diabetes

by Amy Pierce • April 2, 2019

A diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes can affect the whole family. It’s important to listen to, and communicate with, all members of your family – especially any other children – and get help and support if you or anyone else needs it. Sibling rivalry While you’re getting to grips with your child’s diabetes, it’s easy… Read More »

In the Spotlight: Sports and Type 1 Diabetes

by Amy Pierce • April 1, 2019

Sports used to be a big part of Jonathan Tengi’s life. The 14-year-old from Allendale, NJ, played soccer, basketball and baseball, and swam on a team during the summer. Then Jonathan was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. His active schedule came to a complete halt — he even missed the last soccer match of the… Read More »

Stephanie Brace, MA, LMFT

by rene marquez • January 8, 2019
Stephanie Brace, M.A., LMFT Life throws challenges at all of us – sometimes small ones and sometimes overwhelming ones. It can help to manage challenges with the support of others. Therapy can be such a place. We all have our own unique strengths, although sometimes we are not able to recognize them without help. I… Read More »

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3 Major Ways to Tackle Stress in Your Life

by Amy Pierce • December 21, 2018

Everyone agrees: Stress is terrible. It’s the thing that keeps you awake at night and unable to enjoy your day. Sometimes stress helps us prioritize the things that need doing now, but more often than not, it’s a terrible feeling that sucks the life out of you. At its worst, stress can increase your chances of… Read More »

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Rules Of The Road For Succeeding In College With A Mood Disorder

by Amy Pierce • December 19, 2018

By Sharon Carnahan, Ph.D.   You’ve done it! High school is over and it’s time for college. Everyone is just so proud… and you’re alternating between wildly optimistic and sure of certain failure. As a person with a diagnosed mood disorder, you just barely survived high school—and that’s no exaggeration. Maybe you’ve accumulated a list of experiences that… Read More »

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Preventing Mental Health Effects Of Divorce On Children

by Amy Pierce • December 19, 2018

By Michelle Manno   Researchers have found that teachers and other school personnel may show bias against children in divorced families without even realizing it. This bias can impact expectations about a student’s academic, social and emotional functioning. Even though children are amazing in their ability to navigate the changes and challenges of life, students who experience… Read More »

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Can Social Media Save A Life?

by Amy Pierce • December 19, 2018

By Ryann Tanap   Like many who have social media accounts, I regularly check my timelines and feeds for intriguing articles, updates and happenings. Two years ago, I was mindlessly scrolling through one of my accounts before going to bed and one post immediately stood out among the rest: It was a suicide note. Frantically,… Read More »

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Self-Help Techniques For Coping With Mental Illness

by Amy Pierce • December 19, 2018

By Emmie Pombo   Living with mental illness is not easy. It’s a consistent problem without a clear solution. While treatments like medication and psychotherapy are incredibly helpful, sometimes people experiencing mental health conditions need to do more day-in and day-out to feel good or even just okay. Some common self-help suggestions people receive are to exercise,… Read More »

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When Parents Read to Kids, Everyone Wins

by Amy Pierce • December 19, 2018

from Psychology Today It’s no surprise that when parents read to their kids, it helps them succeed in school. Three separate systematic reviews of what educators call dialogic reading—essentially engaging in a conversation with young children as you read to them—found positive effects including improved language skills, literacy, and school readiness. Now a new body of research is… Read More »