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Charlotte Johnson, MA, LPCC

by rene marquez • February 6, 2019
Charlotte Johnson, MA, LPCC When bad days start to feel like bad weeks, know that you are not alone. It would be an honor to get to know you or your child better and develop an effective plan to address whatever challenges you may be facing at school, work, or home. Life can be very… Read More »

Katie Immerfall M.S

by rene marquez • February 6, 2019
Katie Immerfall M.S There are countless reasons why people seek therapy – whether it’s the daily stressors of life, relationship struggles, or painful experiences and emotions.  Challenges are a part of life, and no one is immune to them. Sometimes these challenges become too much to bear on our own, or we find that our efforts… Read More »

Maggie O’Malley, M.A.

by rene marquez • January 24, 2019
Maggie O'Malley, M.A. It takes courage to seek support, whether it be during times of suffering or during a period of change, and the focus of my practice is to provide support by working together to cultivate inner strength and self-understanding. I believe we are not meant to experience our lives alone and that we… 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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The Pathway To Peace Of Mind

by Amy Pierce • December 19, 2018

By Larry Shushansky, LICSW   To create the roadways of a city, it takes years of planning, developing and building. It’s a never-ending process as new ideas are constantly suggested on how to make everything more efficient and in tune with changing needs. Peace of mind is developed the same way. In the 1900’s, scientists… Read More »


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Loving a Trauma Survivor: Understanding Childhood Trauma’s Impact On Relationships

by Amy Pierce • December 13, 2018

by:  Robyn E. Brickel, MA, LMFT Survivors of childhood trauma deserve all the peace and security that a loving relationship can provide. But a history of abuse or neglect can make trusting another person feel terrifying. Trying to form an intimate relationship may lead to frightening missteps and confusion. How can we better understand the impact… Read More »


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The science of spanking: What happens to some spanked kids when they grow up?

by Amy Pierce • December 13, 2018

by Adam Mordecai You know what the most annoying thing in the world is when you are a parent? Other people telling you what to do as if they know better. Backseat parenting drives me crazy. Until I’m the one doing it. I have dear friends who spank their kids, and I always try to talk… Read More »


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How to Teach a Child About Being Grateful

by Amy Pierce • December 13, 2018

by SHARON SILVER Recently I received a question on Twitter: “Do you have any suggestions for teaching a preschooler appreciation for [a] gift given to him, even if he doesn’t like it?” When a child says “please” and “thank you” during the early years (18 months to age 3), it’s pretty much a rote expression, automatic and mechanical. If… Read More »


Toddlers and Self-Control: A Survival Guide for Parents

by Amy Pierce • December 13, 2018

Picking up the remote after you’ve told your child not to touch it five times in 10 minutes. Slapping a friend who took the last train off the table at child care—right after she agreed with you that ‘hands are not for hitting.’ Running directly into the ocean after you’ve clearly explained that he can’t… Read More »


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Why Don’t Teachers Get Training On Mental Health Disorders?

by Amy Pierce • December 13, 2018

Teaching may be one of the most difficult jobs in the world, with expectations and demands coming from all sides. Teachers juggle content standards, the social and emotional needs of students, behavior, and often trauma, but they also are the first line of defense when students have mental health problems. Paying attention to all these elements helps create a well-run, high functioning… Read More »



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