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Navigating the 3 Types of Teen Independence

Posted Posted in Kerry Isgur, Parents, Teens

Early adolescence is a turbulent time of enormous physical, emotional, cognitive, and social changes and growth. Adolescence is a time to practice self-governance by feeling, behaving, and thinking independently. This is the groundwork for becoming a confident, independent adult who is not unduly influenced by other people or forces. This can be a challenging time […]

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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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For College Students: Back at Home for Classes During COVID

Posted Posted in Adults, Fawn McNeil-Haber, Online Therapy, Teens

College students have gotten the short end of the stick in 2020. This is NOT what you signed up for. College at home. Virtual classes. Inaccessible professors. Confused colleagues. No freedom. No dorm life. Your internships and study abroad are on hold. And it’s just too much to deal with! We get it. You expected […]

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Being a Body-Positive Parent in Equestrian Sports

Posted Posted in Lisa Weiss, Parents, Teens

Teenage girls are constantly comparing themselves to other girls. Participating in a sport where you’re judged based upon your performance and athleticism increases the awareness of appearance. All eyes are on you when you’re competing. Comments come from all directions: peers, coaches, parents, and even the lady at the tack shop. Body image in the […]

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Supporting Your Senior in the Midst of COVID-19 Cancellations: Interviews with Seniors

Posted Posted in Jessica Pizzo, Online Therapy, Parents, Teens

You have noticed your child withdrawing; in their room for hours. They say they are working on school work, but this isn’t how it was supposed to be. It is your child’s senior year, and nothing is quite as you imagined. You imaged helping them get ready for prom and worrying if they would make […]

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Teen Depression: Is My Teen Depressed?

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in Children, Lisa Weiss, Parents, Teens

Have you noticed that your once motivated and social teen has lost their drive and/or interest? Experiencing sadness, irritability, inability to focus and fatigue are all normal experiences  throughout one’s life. However, if these feelings are troubling your teen or impacting your teen’s ability fully participate in school, social life, or extracurriculars, it may be […]