A close-up of a woman smiling with a clipboard while sitting next to a child. This could represent the support offered by a child psychologist during child therapy for anxiety. Learn more about the benefits of child counseling in Scotch Plains, NJ today.

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 […]

A teen lays on a couch with a tired expression. Their expression could represent the pain counseling for teens in Scotch Plains, NJ can offer support in overcoming. for you and your relationship with your teen. Learn how online therapy for teens can offer support today.

Is your Teen a Walking Contradiction? How to go with the Flow and Support Teen Brain Development.

Posted Posted in Adults, Alexandria Bleich, Parents, Teens

Oftentimes, teenagers can seem like walking contradictions. They may want to appear special or stand out, AND fit in and conform. Teenagers try on a variety of identities AND want to be seen as unique and individual.  They want your help and support, AND they want you to leave them alone and let them make […]

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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Understanding Teen Dating Violence: What you need to know

Posted Posted in Alexandria Bleich, Parents, Teens

Teenage years are full of exploration and growth. One area that we see this exploration in, specifically, is teenagers’ social lives. Teenagers may be becoming interested in pursuing romantic relationships. They may start navigating the exciting world of dating. However, with dating comes the responsibility of teaching teens the importance of autonomy, boundaries, and consent. […]

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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. […]