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Category Archives: Children and Adolescent Counseling

Handling Intolerance of Uncertainty

Today more than ever, people display an intolerance of uncertainty to political, religious, societal, climatical, and secular views, beliefs, and behaviors. Many in the American Psychological Association believe mass shooters and people who commit suicide suffer from an inability to tolerate not knowing, or accepting the uncertainties tomorrow might bring. Even when viewpoints and philosophies …

Preparing Your Child For Summer Camps And In-Person Learning As America Reopens

Parents nationwide are making big decisions. Some insist their child be “free from a mask mandate”, while others want both their child and teacher masked. Many want a return to full time in-person learning, while others prefer hybrid or distance learning. There is no way to know the rationale behind each parent’s plea. If grandparents …

Checking Up On Your Child’s Mental Health During The Covid-19 Pandemic

“No ones’ going to harm you – not while I’m around”. A song from the Broadway show Sweeny Todd is also a phrase parents use to help children feel safe and at ease. Ensuring a child is safe from monsters under the bed or beasts in the closet, because you are in the next room, …

COVID-19 Added To List of Leading Causes of Psychological Trauma

Why do we keep talking about the coronavirus? Because unlike the flu, to-date, there is no vaccine, it is easily spread from person to person, it affects the mental well-being of the sick and the healthy, and it can be life-threatening to family, coworkers, neighbors, and friends. In 2020, the mental health community added COVID-19 …

COVID-19 and Its Effects on Mental Health 

“To be or not to be, that is the question?” is a question far too many Americans are asking themselves as we face a worldwide pandemic. As state, county, city, and local governments formulate long and short range plans – applicable to the needs of their specific communities, many within those communities are experiencing mental …