When Motherhood is Not What You Expected – And How Mom Groups Can Help

Posted Posted in Fawn McNeil-Haber, Jessica Pizzo, New Moms, Parents

You’ve been planning for your new baby’s birth and now they’re here. Maybe it is everything you hoped, but more than likely, you’ve been faced with a lot of new challenges and adjustments. It can feel overwhelming and isolating. You may be focused on your baby’s development, but remember that motherhood is a new stage […]

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3 Ways to Heal from Perfectionism

Posted Posted in Adults, Anxiety, Julie Marshall, Teens

Are you a self-proclaimed “perfectionist”? Or do others often put you on a high pedestal to achieve and always be on top of things? Perfectionism, while not a diagnosable mental illness, can wreak havoc on those who wrestle with the nagging thought of “Am I good enough?” What is Perfectionism? Merriam Webster defines perfectionism as […]

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It’s Not Easy to Do it Alone: Mindful parenting advice for a single parent in Scotch Plains, NJ

Posted Posted in Fawn McNeil-Haber, Parents

Being a single parent is no joke. It’s not for the faint of heart. But, it’s the hardest, and most rewarding job you’ll ever have. If you’re a single parent, you are a true superhero. You’ve heard all of that before. Whether a single parent by choice or chance, you’ve been told a lot of […]

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Postpartum in a Pandemic: Timely tips from a postpartum therapist in New Jersey

Posted Posted in Adults, New Moms, Parents

Feeling isolated. Suddenly, stuck in the house for weeks. Not sure what to do for your physical health. Is your mental health okay, or do you “just need more sleep”? Are you making the right decisions for your family’s health? Are you overreacting? Maybe, you’re not sure you’re doing enough… If you’re reading this without […]

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6 Action-Steps for Health Anxiety During COVID-19

Posted Posted in Adults, Anxiety, Julie Marshall, Online Therapy

News headlines. Death tolls. Toilet paper shortages. Financial insecurity. Conspiracy theories. Masks and gloves. Empty shelves. These are the images and experiences we are encountering daily during the current pandemic. It’s tough to fathom not feeling anxious at this point. And honestly, the anxiety that you are feeling is understandable given so many uncertainties and […]

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Maintaining Your Routine from Home

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Mental health experts often stress the benefits of maintaining a consistent routine. You may have spent months or even years cultivating a routine. This may have helped you to maintain your physical and mental health. This may include following a gym schedule, prepping healthy meals, and consistently making plans with friends. Exercise, healthy eating, and […]