Are You and Your Partner on the Same Page about the Pandemic? 

Needless to say, living in the current epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic comes with its share of challenges, and added stress at home. Many of our homes have become offices, schools, daycares, summer camps, theaters, and restaurants, and we are multitasking all the time. We have been spending more and more time with the people we live with, which sounds...[ read more ]

The Anxiety of Emerging

You can relate The Mock Turtle’s rhyme: ‘Will you, won’t you…will you join the dance’ to our real-time need of rejoining life, using caution and safety. Many of us, though, have increased anxiety, and stress. How then to move forward? Mostly, accept the emotions, and learn how to feel anxiety – step outside yourself and experience the emotion. Use self-calming...[ read more ]

Grieving Educators

As we are finishing up this virtual school semester, most of us are jumping for joy. This signifies the end of balancing working from home while keeping our children on track with their classes. Not only does this time bring an end to this stressful chapter, but it brings a multitude of emotions for us all. For the educators that...[ read more ]

Are you experiencing quarantine fatigue?

Fatigue has become a topic of discussion during recent therapy sessions. Several clients, myself included, have noticed that fatigue levels have increased, and many even have added “but I am not doing anything… I don’t get it.” Honestly, I did not get it either. It took me a couple of weeks to realize what was going on in my body....[ read more ]

So, your child has anxiety…

Many of the children I see of late are suffering from anxiety. Many more of their parents are confused as to why they’re anxious. That’s the thing about anxiety - there is no definite reason as to why someone has anxiety. It can be triggered by a big event or a buildup of smaller stressful life situations - for example,...[ read more ]

Black Therapists for your Child

“Do black people really come to therapy and tell you their business?” “Are there a lot of black therapists out there?” These are a few questions I get asked a lot. While I understand the desire to have a therapist of color for your child (especially if you are of color), it may not always be possible. I have previously...[ read more ]

Let Them Play

If you walk into Target or Walmart they have entire sections, devoted to children’s toys. I’m certain you have said or heard someone tell their child, “put that down. You can’t play all day.” I am here to tell you, let your child play. Playing has many benefits. It can promote family bonding, if the family engages in a game...[ read more ]

Our Children + Covid-19 

The COVID-19 pandemic has shook the world. With cases popping up everywhere, masks being required by some counties, people losing their jobs and schools being closed, it is a traumatic event experienced by all in one way or another. Most mental health disorders begin in childhood, making it essential that mental health needs are identified early and treated. Mental health...[ read more ]

Signs Your Child May Need Therapy

  I am often asked “how do I know if my child should see a professional?” It is important to note that it is normal for kids to have ups and downs, but how do you know if your child is struggling with something more serious? And when should you seek professional help? Here are a few things that if...[ read more ]

Are You Doing Self-Care All Wrong?

The topic of self-care is one that has been discussed openly and often over the past decade. But for many, the concept of self-care is one that is still a bit mysterious, if not downright confusing. What Is Self-Care? First, self-care is a practice and a commitment we make to ourselves. It is any activity we do deliberately to support...[ read more ]

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