Dramatic thunderstorm clouds with multiple lightning bolts striking through. Navigating thunderstorms with children can be difficult but the tips in this blog can help you manage thunderstorms and child anxiety.

Helping Your Child Overcome Thunderstorm Phobia: A Parent’s Guide

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

It’s not unusual for a child to be fearful of thunderstorms.  Thunderstorms can be intense and unpredictable.  For some children fears of thunderstorms are just a passing phase.  However for others, they can trigger a range of emotions in children, from anxiety to panic.  The panic may be almost impossible to soothe.  Furthermore, fears can […]

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From Hiding to Exploding: Understanding Varied Faces of Child Anxiety

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

Childhood anxiety is an experience that often confuses parents and caregivers. As a child anxiety therapist, I see many different forms of anxiety. Most of us are familiar with classic signs of child anxiety.  We see a child hiding behind their mother’s legs.  They are unwilling to pet or even look at the playful puppy.  […]

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Navigating Food Allergies: A Psychologist’s Guide to the Top 5 Misconceptions and Nurturing Mental Health

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Food allergies

Today, I want to discuss a topic often misunderstood: food allergies. As a psychologist and food allergy parent, I’ve seen firsthand and secondhand the emotional rollercoaster that comes with managing food allergies. So, let’s dive in together. We debunk some common myths. Explore the psychological impact. And find ways to support those walking this tricky […]

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Part 2: The Vital Role of Play in Easing Anxiety in Children: Practical Tips for Parents

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

The therapeutic benefits of play are numerous. You can find these discussed in Part 1 of The Vital Role of Play in Easing Anxiety in Children. In fact, play is very frequently integrated by our clinicians who provide child anxiety treatment at home and in our Scotch Plains, NJ and Branchburg, NJ offices.  There are […]

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Part 1: The Vital Role of Play in Easing Anxiety in Children

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

Play is a powerful tool for children and adults alike.  However, academic pressures and extracurricular commitments frequently overshadow the importance of play. We live in a society that can be very focused on accomplishments.  This can even seep into therapy.  There can be an expectation in therapy that we fix the problem, develop coping skills […]

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When Parents Fall Short: Finding Emotional Fulfillment as Adult Children of Narcissistic Parents

Posted Posted in Adults, Fawn McNeil-Haber, Narcissism, Trauma

The desire for emotional support from parents is a natural and deeply ingrained aspect of being human. It is in fact built into our biology and physiology. It’s rooted in survival.  Furthermore, this is intensely true as children but doesn’t disappear as we become adults. Additionally, as adults, we can feel the need for parental […]

Meet the EMDR Therapists

Posted Posted in Adults, Children, EMDR, Fawn McNeil-Haber, Trauma

What is EMDR Therapy?  Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, or EMDR, is a well-researched technique for therapy. EMDR can help individuals feeling “stuck” to move forward through reprocessing distressing memories. Including memories experienced after a traumatic event.  EMDR is effective at helping adults, teens, and children. It uses bilateral stimulation of both the left and right […]

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Coping in the Early Days After Pet Loss

Posted Posted in Grief, Lisa Weiss, Trauma

This has been a tough month for me, I said goodbye to my adorable, 9.5-year-old, lion head bunny, Agnes. While she was only 3lbs, she was a huge part of my life. If you’ve just recently lost a pet, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I am sending over a big virtual hug. […]