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    Grieving the Loss of a Pet and When to Seek Mental Health Therapy

Grieving the Loss of a Pet and When to Seek Mental Health Therapy

By |June 29th, 2016|

By Norell McCaw, PsyD

 

Losing a pet can be one of the hardest, most painful life experiences. For many of us, our pets are our family. They play a very special, unique role in our lives. They can be a consistent source of comfort, joy, and unconditional love. I talk [...]

Holiday Stress

By |November 20th, 2015|

It is that time again-“the most wonderful time of the year” (or so they say)! The holidays are supposed to be a time of enjoying family, seeing friends, enjoying good food, and creating lasting memories. But lets face it—the holidays can also be VERY stressful! Not only is stress [...]

Anxiety and Adjustment to College – Part 2

By |August 11th, 2014|

Part 2 of 2 part series

By: Sarah Zucker, PsyD

When a child leaves for college, or even just moves out for the first time, it is a big adjustment for the entire family. Here we explore two more things to help you through the transition.

2. Resist the urge to micromanage [...]

Anxiety and Adjustment to College – Part 1

By |August 11th, 2014|

Part 1 of 2 part series

By: Sarah Zucker, PsyD

It’s that time of year. You can’t escape the back-to-school advertisements and sales no matter how hard you try. Normally, this time merely signified the start of yet another school year for your child and you having to procure the supplies [...]

Treatment and Strategies when dealing with Anxiety

By |July 9th, 2014|

By: Sarah Zucker, PsyD

Anxiety. We all get it, some of us much more than others. Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, and unease, typically regarding an upcoming event that has an uncertain outcome. Anxiety is accompanied by many unwanted physiological symptoms which include sweating, increased heart rate, a [...]

A Simple Breathing Technique to Decrease Anxiety

By |March 11th, 2014|

Everyone experiences anxiety. There are many ways to appropriately manage symptoms related to anxiety. One way to quickly “feel better” is to stop and focus on your breathing.  The following is a simple and straightforward method for focusing on how your breath may be increasing your anxiety.

 

For this exercise, [...]

Managing Holiday Stress

By |November 8th, 2013|

The holiday season is upon us! Meaning that we will soon be “swamped” with cooking, standing in crazy long lines to buy gifts, planning for family members to visit, managing children on winter break, and many more “fun filled” holiday activities.

But, let’s face it—the holidays can be stressful! Therefore, [...]