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Equestrian Trauma: Understanding the Anxiety After a Horse-Related injury

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Equestrian Mental Health, Lisa Weiss, Trauma

One, two, three, one, two, three, one… His approach was too long to the jump. The distance wasn’t right and you were unable to correct it. You didn’t see it coming and you’re unbalanced. In a split second, you find yourself tumbling over his shoulder, hitting the ground, and seeing his front legs two inches […]

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EMDR for Kids: How a New Jersey Therapist Uses EMDR in Child Therapy

Posted Posted in Children, Fawn McNeil-Haber, Trauma

Last month, we discussed a valuable therapeutic tool used at our Scotch Plains, NJ counseling clinic, EMDR. EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and it can be used to help clients of all ages, even children! In fact, EMDR is especially great for children because it requires less talking and is a relatively quick therapeutic […]

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How to Talk to Your Child About Scary Thoughts (VIDEO)

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Children, Fawn McNeil-Haber, Parents

Watch the video above to learn from Dr. Fawn McNeil-Haber about how to talk with your child about scary thoughts. Below, you’ll find the highlights, some practical tips, and ways to get your child more support with child anxiety treatment. How to Talk to Your Child About Scary Thoughts As a parent, it’s our instinct […]

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Oral Food Challenge Part 2: Managing the Anxiety

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Children, Fawn McNeil-Haber, Food allergies, Parents

Oral food challenges can be very anxiety-provoking for both the child with food allergies and the food allergy parent. Allergists think very carefully before recommending an oral food challenge. They prepare for, but do not expect, an anaphylaxis reaction to occur. However, the possibility of consuming a potential allergen and having an adverse reaction can […]

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Women and Anxiety: Do Your Anxious Feelings Interfere with Your Romantic Relationship?

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Couples, Fawn McNeil-Haber

Anxiety can make it difficult to form close relationships. Especially romantic ones. All across the nation, women and anxiety fight daily battles with one other. Unsurprisingly, trying to conquer an unseen force like anxiety can be very tricky. At times, too tricky. Anxiety can eat away at a relationship. Often crushing the trust and connection between […]

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More than Hand Washing Part I: Unconventional Presentations of OCD

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Fawn McNeil-Haber, Online Therapy

Checking.  Counting.  Handwashing.  Turning lights on and off.  Locking and unlocking a door.    These are the behaviors and images that are conjured up when people think about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). However, while exhibiting these behaviors may make it easier to identify OCD, there are a variety of signs and symptoms people are not […]