Parenting in the Pandemic: One Year Later

March 2021 marks the one-year anniversary of the beginning of the end of life as we knew it. Over the past 12 months, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we and our kids have adapted to massive changes in our social, academic, and personal lives. Although many children and adolescents have settled into their “new normal,” … Read more

Pandemic Problems: Evidence-based Interventions for struggling students

As children, teens, and their families continue to navigate both online school and in-person classes with masks and physical distancing, the management of mental health symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic has proved particularly problematic. How can we support students’ needs when we are learning in such a different way? The answer often lies in using … Read more

Parenting in a Pandemic: Bribing and Threatening

Given that families are spending more time together during the COVID-10 pandemic, conversations about the idea of “bribing” or “threatening” children and teens seem to have increased. Many adults struggle with the language needed to manage behavior in a way that feels positive and productive. Here are some tips and tricks to make things a … Read more

Talking to Kids about Race and Racism

Talking to Kids about Race and Racism Written by: Jordan Levine, PsyD The police killing of George Floyd in May has caused increased awareness of and protests against racial inequity across America. Many parents are grappling with how to speak to their kids about this complex issue. It is important that parents have these conversations … Read more

Processing System Racism Group

We are excited to announce our Processing Systemic Racism group led by Jameeka Moore, PsyD, Brittney Jones, LMFT, and Erika Vivyan, PhD! The group will meet virtually on Mondays from 7:15 – 8:15 pm and is open to everyone who is interested in in processing stress and trauma related to systemic racism. Please contact us … Read more

5 Steps for Successful Teletherapy Across State Lines

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, teletherapy is one of the only ways to continue receiving mental health services…but what happens when therapy must continue across state lines? As summer continues, many are taking vacations, moving, or preparing to go away to college. For most mental health providers, teletherapy occurs in the state where the client … Read more

Pandemic Parenting Problems: 3 Categories of Behavior and How to Respond

Pandemic Parenting Problems: 3 Categories of Behavior and How to Respond by Erika J. Vivyan, PhD As the COVID-19 crisis continues into summer, kids and teens are finishing up their online classes and moving toward a more relaxed summer schedule, albeit without some of their favorite activities.  Without summer camps, singalong campfires, and sports practice, … Read more