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July 31, 2017

Grandparents raising their grandchildren is on the rise in the United States. According to PBS NEWSHOUR, grandparents raising their grandchildren has increased 7% since 2009 and that number is expected to grow. While there are a variety of reasons children may live wit...

July 31, 2017

Steps to Successful Co-parenting

Being a parent is a huge responsibility and often times one that is shared with a co-parent. A co-parent is the person (or people) who helps to raise your child in one way or another. This could be your spouse, an ex, your ex’s spouse, o...

July 31, 2017

Wanna know a little secret? I love tough cases. Like really love them and I’ve thrived on the excitement, collaboration, and professional growth associated with high risk, complex cases. I find these types of clients inspiring, impactful, and sometimes energizing. But...

July 31, 2017

Working with a child who has experienced chronic, complex trauma and hasn’t yet developed the skills or allowed herself to risk developing a safe, reciprocal, healthy connection is one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences I’ve ever had as a clinician.

I can...

July 31, 2017

As I sit down to write about ways to embrace change, I can’t help but laugh at how well I (didn’t) follow my advice last night, at least not initially. I had a really long day yesterday and after working over 12 hours, I finally got home and had a chance to have dinner...

July 31, 2017

When I was 18, I thought I knew it all. I dreamed of going to a big college campus far away from home where I could experience diversity, meet tons of new people, and start the next phase of my life.

Well, It certainly started a new phase in my life but not quite the on...

July 31, 2017

Every child deserves to feel heard and understood. We all struggle with finding the right words to explain ourselves from time to time, but for many children, especially those who struggle socially and emotionally, expressing emotions can be a huge challenge.

When kids...

July 31, 2017

Communication is key. However, for kids who have experienced abuse and neglect, communication can be a very difficult task. Children may have a tough time identifying and expressing how they feel, or may misinterpret others’ words leading to frustration and defensivene...

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