Signs of Co-Dependency and How Therapy Can Help

By |September 29th, 2016|

By: Norell McCaw, PsyD

*Becky came to see me as a patient to address feelings of unhappiness in many of her relationships. In the beginning of treatment, she would often choose to use the session time to talk about her brother’s impulsive decisions, her partner’s alcohol abuse, or her son-in-law’s [...]

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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 [...]

Passive Aggressive Behavior

By |January 12th, 2016|

By: Sarah Zucker, Psy.D.

Being on the receiving end of passive aggressive behavior can make a normally patient partner, friend, coworker, or family member lose their cool. Even the most self-aware among us can act passively aggressively every once in a while, although we’d usually rather not admit it (GUILTY!). [...]

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    Comprehensive Assessment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Comprehensive Assessment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

By |January 5th, 2016|

By: Kirstin Filizetti, Ph.D.

As part of my practice, I receive phone calls and inquiries about comprehensive ADHD evaluations for children and adults. Most often, people ask why a comprehensive approach is important when diagnosing ADHD. Often times, symptoms of ADHD such as inattention, impulsivity, hyperactivity may result from life [...]

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    Recognizing the signs of a Sexual Addiction and When to Seek Treatment

Recognizing the signs of a Sexual Addiction and When to Seek Treatment

By |December 11th, 2015|

By Norell McCaw, PsyD

The Sexual Addiction Controversy-Does Sexual Addiction actually exist?

The term addiction stems from the Latin word “addicere” meaning “bound to” or “enslaved by”. The term sexual addiction is controversial. No universally accepted definition or criteria for sexual addiction exists within the mental health or medical community, [...]

Understanding Teens’ Emotions

By |July 28th, 2015|

By: Sarah Zucker, PsyD.

Cutting is a form of self-harm that some teens use as a coping skill. It is often done out of desperation, when nothing else seems to work. Parents frequently have a very difficult time understanding why their child would choose to injure themselves, and parents play [...]

Inside Out

By |June 24th, 2015|

By: Sarah Zucker, PsyD.

Pixar, known for their heartfelt and funny movies which tap into themes most Americans can relate to, has apparently outdone itself this time. And we’re so excited because their new movie, Inside Out, is about emotions! If critics are to be believed, this move captures the [...]

Children and ADHD

By |April 28th, 2015|

By: Sarah Zucker, PsyD.

As children develop, it’s normal for parents to have some anxiety over what is “normal” and what is not. With so much information available, it’s easy to get carried away searching for answers on the Internet. The best advice I can give as a professional, which [...]

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    Recognizing Abuse in Relationships: Should I Seek Counseling for my Relationship?

Recognizing Abuse in Relationships: Should I Seek Counseling for my Relationship?

By |February 3rd, 2015|

By: Sarah Zucker, Psy.D.

Romantic relationships can be very rewarding, but they can also be quite challenging at times. Sometimes when we’re in the midst of an argument, it’s hard to know what differentiates normal, healthy discord from abusive behavior. According to one survey, one in three teens has been [...]

Finding Who You Are

By |December 9th, 2014|

By: Sarah Zucker, Psy.D.

When I was younger, I didn’t really understand what people meant when they said, “I don’t know who I am yet.” It turns out I didn’t know who I was yet either, but at the time I thought I knew everything so I didn’t really care. [...]