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5 Reasons that Scheduling Child Therapy During The School Day Can Be Helpful Support for Your Child

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

Since the pandemic, therapy services are in high demand for all ages, but especially for children and youth. With the school year or extracurricular activities in your child’s life, it can feel difficult to balance all of the priorities for the wellness of your child. You want what’s best for them. You want them to […]

Image of a boy in a red shirt reading a book at a school library. Showing how selective mutism can affect how kids socialize at school. However through child counseling a child psychologist can make a plan for the school that support your kid.

Helping Your Child with Selective Mutism

Posted Posted in Adults, Children, Elaine Harrison-Yau, Parents

In my last blog, “Could Your Child Be Experiencing Selective Mutism?“ I discussed the details of selective mutism: what symptoms to look for, the causes of selective mutism, and when to seek out professional help. By now you’ve met with your child’s pediatrician and discussed your concerns. They will refer your child to a mental […]

Image of a boy sitting on a swing at the park by himself showing the struggles that child therapy for anxiety can help address. A child therapist in Scotch Plains, NJ could help him by addressing his selective mutism.

Could Your Child Be Experiencing Selective Mutism?

Posted Posted in Children, Elaine Harrison-Yau, Parents

What is Selective Mutism? Selective Mutism (SM) is an anxiety disorder that is characterized by an inability to speak or communicate in certain situations. It is usually first diagnosed during childhood. Children with selective mutism appear to develop typically and speak normally in certain situations. However, they fail to speak in public situations where speaking […]

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How to Talk to Your Child about School Shootings and Violence

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Children, Kerry Isgur, Parents, Teens, Trauma

High profile acts of violence, especially school shootings, can be frightening and confusing to children. Even well-intentioned safety measures like ‘active shooter drills’ at schools can also amplify intense worries in children who fear their friends or loved ones’ safety.  Step 1: Reassure your child that they are safe. Emphasize that schools are very safe. […]

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Tired of Sleepless Nights? Parenting Advice Can Help

Posted Posted in Adults, Children, Elaine Harrison-Yau, New Moms, Parents

Tips to help your child sleep through the night. We’ve all been there as parents; bedtime comes and the nighttime routine is complete. You slowly make your way out of the dimly lit room and just when the door is almost closed you  hear it. “MAMA/DADA!” Your heart sinks and the pattern starts: “I need […]

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4 Ways Equestrian Coaches Can Prevent Bullying

Posted Posted in Children, Equestrian Mental Health, Lisa Weiss, Parents

The words “you are now being judged” echo over the loudspeaker and all eyes are on your rider. You’ve worked tirelessly to get them where they are today. You’re there to cheer them on no matter what happens in the arena. You’re there supporting them alongside their parents/guardians. Is the rest of the team showing […]