SMART Goals

Feel Like You Are Spinning Your Wheels? Try S.M.A.R.T. Goals! Written by: Dr. Samantha Myhre Picture this: It is January 1 and you are excited about the upcoming year. You think about all of the things you did not accomplish in the previous year and decide “this is my year, this is when it will … Read more

How to Get Better Sleep

Tips for Improved Sleep Sleep is something we all have in common. It is essential for promoting physical, mental, and emotional health. However, lots of people struggle to get their Z’s in and sleep problems exacerbate as a result. There are certain things we can all do to address sleep problems. Furthermore, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy … Read more

Tips for Managing Holiday Stress

Tips for Managing Holiday Stress by Dr. Alina Khomenko It’s that time of year again! For many of us, the holiday season that brings joy, nostalgia, and magic, also brings with it stress and anxiety. With the increasing demands of this time, it is important to check in with yourself, understand what is likely to trigger … Read more

What is Selective Mutism

Selective Mutism is an anxiety-disorder of childhood where a child demonstrates an inability to speak in certain social environments. A child may have difficulty speaking in one environment (speaks at home, but not at school) or multiple environments (does not speak at home or school). Selective Mutism is associated with functional impairments in educational, familial, … Read more

Is my Teen Just Being a Teenager?

Is my Teen Just Being a Teenager? By Lauren Garfield, LMFT Your teen has withdrawn to their room, the light is off, their face illuminated by the glow of their phone. You bravely pop your head into their room and let them know dinner’s ready, but they don’t respond. You ask what’s wrong, and get … Read more

Social Media, Smart Phones, and Adolescents

written by Lauren Garfield, LMFT It’s a familiar scene: you pick your teen up from school and try asking about their day, but their face is buried in their smartphone, and you get grunts or, at best, one-word answers. You know that the lure of their friends is partly to blame, and the internet is … Read more

Coping with Back to School Anxiety

Tips for Preparing for Back to School Written by Dr. Alina Khomenko Back to school time is just around the corner and for children struggling with anxiety, it can be a time of increased stress for children and their families. Below are some tips that can help parents and kids feel more prepared for the … Read more