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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 […]

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 […]

A therapist extends their arm with a slight smile. A child therapist in scotch plains, nj can provide child therapy for anxiety and other services.

Four Reasons Why Your Child’s Therapist Wants To Meet With You

Posted Posted in Children, Kerry Isgur, Parents

When elementary school-aged children begin child therapy, many parents wonder how involved they will be or should be in their child’s treatment. Here at Brave Minds, you can expect your child therapist to build a relationship with you and communicate with you directly. There are several reasons for this. 1. Child Therapists can Provide Validation […]

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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 […]