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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 […]

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

Posted 3 CommentsPosted 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 1 CommentPosted 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 […]