A horse gallops by with their rider holding on tight as they approach the obstacle in front of them. This could symbolize the confidence that comes from overcoming anxiety related to horseback riding. We offer anxiety therapy to help you overcome horse related trauma. Contact a trauma therapist today to learn more about trauma therapy.

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 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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5 Ways to Reduce your Trauma After Your Child Has an Anaphylactic Reaction

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

Hives. Stomach pain. Vomiting. Lethargy.  An anaphylactic reaction is terrifying. Maybe you kicked into gear and gave them the epinephrine shot.  Perhaps you were like me in the beginning and took them straight to the ER, not sure if you had needed to give an epinephrine shot.  Maybe it was the school telling you there […]

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Managing Distress for Hospital Staff and EMS Workers Due to COVID-19

Posted Posted in Adults, Anxiety, Lisa Weiss, Online Therapy, Trauma

To New Jersey, New York and all the healthcare workers on the frontlines during this pandemic: Thank you. During a time of such distress and uncertainty, you continue to care for your patients. With limited supplies and a growing number of cases, this will put your anxiety into overdrive. Paying close attention to your mental […]

How trauma related to pregnancy can impact African Americans

The Trauma of Your Ancestors Lives on in You: Pregnancy in the African American Community

Posted Posted in Jessica Pizzo, New Moms, Parents, Trauma

Something scary has happened, and it has threatened your sense of safety. You feel your stomach in knots, sweat pouring down your face, and heart pounding. This is trauma, and it can be anything from witnessing violence to being present during a hurricane. Did you know that during a traumatic experience not only is your […]