Grief is messy: Why it looks different for everyone

Grief is messy: Why it looks different for everyone

One of the first things I tell my patients that have experienced a type of loss is that grief is unpredictable and, oftentimes, quite messy. You may have learned about how people move through the seven stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and...
Top tips from therapists for coping with parenting anxiety

Top tips from therapists for coping with parenting anxiety

Over the last 24 hours, how many anxious thoughts have you had in regards to your child? Maybe they were struggling with their homework, watching a bit too much television, or behaving in a way that surprised you. Did you lose your cool, want to scream, blame...
Parenting in a pandemic: how to get through it

Parenting in a pandemic: how to get through it

  The laundry’s done, the beds are made, and you have plenty to time to savor that morning cup of coffee, right? We’d be willing to guess that may not be the case for many of you… maybe most of you as summer disappeared into fall and back-to-school plans...
The surprising ways depression presents in teens

The surprising ways depression presents in teens

  “I feel like I don’t know my own child.”I’ve heard that sentiment from many parents in my practice when talking about their teenagers. For many, it’s only the typical teenage stuff—some moodiness and angst that are common in a rapidly developing brain.For others,...