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Helping Your Child Overcome Thunderstorm Phobia: A Parent’s Guide

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Children, Fawn McNeil-Haber, Parents, Uncategorized

It’s not unusual for a child to be fearful of thunderstorms.  Thunderstorms can be intense and unpredictable.  For some children fears of thunderstorms are just a passing phase.  However for others, they can trigger a range of emotions in children, from anxiety to panic.  The panic may be almost impossible to soothe.  Furthermore, fears can […]

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From Hiding to Exploding: Understanding Varied Faces of Child Anxiety

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Children, Fawn McNeil-Haber, Parents, Uncategorized

Childhood anxiety is an experience that often confuses parents and caregivers. As a child anxiety therapist, I see many different forms of anxiety. Most of us are familiar with classic signs of child anxiety.  We see a child hiding behind their mother’s legs.  They are unwilling to pet or even look at the playful puppy.  […]

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What is Family Therapy? A Family Therapist in Branchburg, NJ Explains

Posted Posted in Adults, Children, Megan Herelle, Parents, Teens, Uncategorized

Family therapy first established roots as a form of counseling between the 1950s-1960s. It had one focus: to understand the effects of family on loved ones with mental health diagnoses. Bringing the family into the counseling room was meant to help identify how they have affected the diagnosis of the identified patient. This method makes it […]

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How to Find a Great Family Therapist

Posted Posted in Adults, Couples, Megan Herelle, Parents

Families are core to who we are. They are often the essential building blocks of our personality, patterns, and values. Regardless of size or make-up, all families face challenges. Ultimately, if left untreated, you might find that these challenges start to grow and impact the relationships within your family unit. This is where family therapy […]

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Navigating Food Allergies: A Psychologist’s Guide to the Top 5 Misconceptions and Nurturing Mental Health

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Food allergies

Today, I want to discuss a topic often misunderstood: food allergies. As a psychologist and food allergy parent, I’ve seen firsthand and secondhand the emotional rollercoaster that comes with managing food allergies. So, let’s dive in together. We debunk some common myths. Explore the psychological impact. And find ways to support those walking this tricky […]

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Part 2: The Vital Role of Play in Easing Anxiety in Children: Practical Tips for Parents

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

The therapeutic benefits of play are numerous. You can find these discussed in Part 1 of The Vital Role of Play in Easing Anxiety in Children. In fact, play is very frequently integrated by our clinicians who provide child anxiety treatment at home and in our Scotch Plains, NJ and Branchburg, NJ offices.  There are […]

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Part 1: The Vital Role of Play in Easing Anxiety in Children

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Children, Fawn McNeil-Haber, Parents

Play is a powerful tool for children and adults alike.  However, academic pressures and extracurricular commitments frequently overshadow the importance of play. We live in a society that can be very focused on accomplishments.  This can even seep into therapy.  There can be an expectation in therapy that we fix the problem, develop coping skills […]