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A Deeper Kind of Healing: How Getting Under the Surface Helps us Break Down our Walls

Written by Child & Family Therapist Holly Gilbert, MA, LPC This Spring, I performed the dreaded task of weeding my garden. With my gloves on, I dug into the dirt, determined to pull the entire root up from the ground. There were several times that I was unsuccessful and would only grab the stem. I … Continue reading A Deeper Kind of Healing: How Getting Under the Surface Helps us Break Down our Walls

Are you already counting down the days until school is back in session?

In a recent NPR profile, author Katherine Reynolds Lewis discusses what she calls a "crisis of self-regulation," in her new parenting book, The Good News About Bad Behavior. Click through to read Ms. Reynolds compelling case for chores, unstructured play, the importance of risks and relevant consequences. Why Children Aren't Behaving And, What You Can Do … Continue reading Are you already counting down the days until school is back in session?

The Friendship Workshop

Led by Holly Gilbert, LPC and Libby Steele, LPC this workshop promotes a culture of inclusiveness, kindness, acceptance and respect. It will be offered in both July and August in partnership with Piccadilly Play Café so your little ones are ready for the playground when school starts.  Stay tuned for more information on the Parenting … Continue reading The Friendship Workshop

The importance of play therapy and playing with your children

Why am I playing games with your kid? (And why you should too)

Written by Child and Family Therapist Libby Steele, LPC  If you’ve placed your child in therapy with us, you may have noticed or heard from your child that we “played games.” They may even be more specific, telling you about beating me in UNO, having good luck with Guess Who or losing a close game … Continue reading Why am I playing games with your kid? (And why you should too)

Letting your teen struggle

Letting Your Teen Struggle

Written by Matt Dunatchik, LPCC Raising teenagers can be both a spectacular experience and a horrendous experience.  Teens are difficult.  They can be moody, withdrawn, closed, and defiant.  They can also be charming, open, funny, and inspiring.  Having the patience to raise a teenager will help them thrive and grow so they can learn more … Continue reading Letting Your Teen Struggle