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Parents: Food Allergies and Anxiety Pt 1

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Anxiety, Children, Fawn McNeil-Haber, Food allergies

As a food allergy parent, there are many valid reasons to have anxiety.  Food allergies and anxiety seem to go hand in hand. However, there is a difference between healthy anxiety and unhealthy anxiety. In this first part of my Parent and Food Allergy Anxiety blog series, we will discuss two topics. First, we’re going […]

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The Narcissistic Family, Encanto and Holding Two Truths (*spoilers*)

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Fawn McNeil-Haber, Trauma

Encanto has truly taken the country by storm. Kids and adults are singing the songs. In many households, the movie has been on repeat for weeks. The film has inspired many conversations among friends, family, and community members, both online and otherwise. Discussions often center around the tragedy of Abuela’s life experience and the abuse […]

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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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Covid Stress and Anxiety? Tips for Embracing Our “New Normal”

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Adults, Anxiety, Claudia Salgado

It’s been over a year of the Covid-19 Pandemic and for most of us there have been a lot of unexpected changes to our daily routines. Our “normal” has shifted considerably.  We have come a long way. From the inundation of information (and misinformation) to having a grasp of recommendations are for safety and wellbeing. […]

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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 make 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 […]

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EMDR for Teens: How can this proven trauma therapy help teens in New Jersey?

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Fawn McNeil-Haber, Teens, Trauma

In the past two blogs, we have discussed the many ways EMDR can help individuals overcome trauma and PTSD. EMDR is a very well-researched form of trauma therapy that helps individuals who feel “stuck” move forward from trauma. It can be used in a variety of clinical settings by clients of all ages. However, it […]