Psychotherapy

Identifying & Coping with Intergenerational & Collective Bias

by Kailani Akana Murphy, LCSW “The boomer grandparent who doesn’t know how to operate email.” “The Gen X parent who tells their children that younger generations have no work ethic.” “The millennial child who can’t function without constant recognition.” “The zoomer who doesn’t know how to write a thank you card.” Most of today’s family…
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SPACE Treatment: Helping your Child Overcome Anxious Emotions

By Allison Dickens, LPC Parenting, at the best of times, is hard work.  Parenting a child who struggles with anxious emotions can feel confusing, scary, and frustrating for all involved.  Further, as parents it is easy to feel that you are failing your anxious child by not responding appropriately to their emotional distress.  Traditionally, therapy…
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What is Neurodiversity?

by Danielle Taylor, PsyD In the 1990’s, Judy Singer, an Australian sociologist, created the term neurodiversity to capture the notion that all brains are different, these differences make the human species more versatile and flexible, and these differences should be celebrated rather than labeled as deficits. Having people with different operating systems that guide how…
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Coping with Trauma & Holding Healthy Boundaries: Before, During & After the Holidays

By Kailani Akana Murphy, LSW There’s no place like home for the holidays. Many people have loving memories from this time of year, but what if home doesn’t look like the Hallmark card your neighbor gave you or the latest Netflix movie that comes up trending on your recommended list? Though it can be a…
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Surviving Perfectionism

By Jennifer Pitman, LCSW Marcus is an incredibly intelligent 16 year old who attends a highly competitive school. He has always loved playing basketball, but now wants to quit despite his talent and love for the game. Always a very smart child, Marcus frequently delves into topics of interest to him, but when it comes…
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