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The Impact of Social Media on Teens

I came across this article this morning while drinking my coffee. The irony about reading an article about too much “electronic time” on my Ipad is not lost on me! None the less, The Atlantic did a great job delving into how social media is shaping the development of our kids. Both the positive and…

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5 Questions To Ask Your Local Farmer

As a mental health counselor, I firmly believe that a healthy mind and a healthy body are inseparable. Research shows that replacing processed food with real, nutrient-dense, whole foods can reduce anxiety and depression. Make food your medicine! I love to hit local farmer’s markets on the weekends in the search for new ways to…

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What Is EMDR?

Ever heard of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy? I’ll admit, it’s a mouthful and it sounds weird. Before getting trained in the technique, I thought, “someone looks at some lights and magically feels better?” I was skeptical to say the least. But I was working in a practice with other practitioners who valued empirically…

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5 Tips For Managing Your Child’s Anxiety

A little anxiety can be a motivation starter.  That little bit of oomph that we all need to push a little harder, study a little longer, or in my case, getting that last load of laundry done! However, pathological anxiety is much more pervasive and normally occurs at heightened levels with everyday activities such as…

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