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Autism spectrum disorder is characterized by difficulties with social communication and restricted or repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities. While each child with autism presents differently, there are hallmark symptoms and features, as well as a common process for treatment and proper diagnosis.read more
Mindfulness has become a popular term associated with self-care and therapeutic treatments, but what exactly is it? And how do you practice it? Follow these tips to help foster a happier and healthier mindset by staying in the present moment and consciously managing your patterns of thought.read more
Childhood anxiety can be effectively treated with cognitive behavior therapy, medication, and a combination of both. But there is no one-size-fits-all approach. As you research the best option for your child, here are a few questions to ask yourself.read more
While anxiety is challenging to overcome, the right balance of empathy and encouragement can help your child to face their fears and foster confidence so that they can find a way to climb their bravery mountain and proudly stand at its apex.read more
Anxiety is familiar to many of us, yet it isn’t always easy to recognize when a child is feeling anxious. Anxiety goes beyond shyness or nervousness. So how do you know if your child is feeling anxious? And how can you help?read more
Often, it’s difficult to focus on the present moment. In this tenuous time, anxious thoughts can distract us from what is currently going on in our lives. Mindfulness is an essential practice for anxious times. It helps us combat anxiety and maintain a level head so that we can make effective decisions.read more
It’s no secret that children and adolescents are complex. When your child is struggling, finding the source can feel impossible. A comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation can help. Get clarity on the unique issues your child is facing and find their path to success.read more
Progress is like climbing up a ladder to an improved life, except the climb is not always smooth. Teens can feel stuck in the same place or even like they’re taking steps backward. Research shows that DBT could be the answer teens need in order to take meaningful steps forward.read more
You may have heard of DBT. Maybe it was through a provider who recommended it for your teen or maybe you heard celebrities like Lady Gaga and Selena Gomez praise their experiences with it. If you’re searching for answers about DBT and how it works, we’re here to help.read more