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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 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 inches […]

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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 […]

Woman Makes Heart With Hands On Beach. Symbolizing the love languages for children and teens with anxiety for child therapy and teen therapy in Scotch Plains, NJ. You can get help with parent coaching and therapy for children with anxiety here and via online therapy in New Jersey

What is EMDR Therapy? A New Jersey Therapist Explains This Proven Trauma Treatment

Posted Posted in Children, Fawn McNeil-Haber

You’ve tried various therapists who use different therapeutic techniques, but you haven’t found them to be very successful. You’re still suffering. Perhaps, you’ve heard about Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, or EMDR, before and you’re thinking about trying it. But, you want to gather some information first. Today, I want to give you some information about […]

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How to Talk to Your Child About Scary Thoughts (VIDEO)

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

Watch the video above to learn from Dr. Fawn McNeil-Haber about how to talk with your child about scary thoughts. Below, you’ll find the highlights, some practical tips, and ways to get your child more support with child anxiety treatment. How to Talk to Your Child About Scary Thoughts As a parent, it’s our instinct […]

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Oral Food Challenge Part 2: Managing the Anxiety

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

Oral food challenges can be very anxiety-provoking for both the child with food allergies and the food allergy parent. Allergists think very carefully before recommending an oral food challenge. They prepare for, but do not expect, an anaphylaxis reaction to occur. However, the possibility of consuming a potential allergen and having an adverse reaction can […]

Preparing for an oral food challenge. Anxiety surrounding anaphylaxis caused by nut allergy or other food allergy. You can get food allergy parenting therapy and teletherapy in Westfield, NJ and Cranford, NJ with Brave Minds in Scotch Plains, NJ

Oral Food Challenge and Anxiety Part 1: Preparing Yourself and Your Child

Posted Posted in Fawn McNeil-Haber, Food allergies, Parents

What is an Oral Food Challenge? Oral food challenges are a diagnostic tool that allergists use to test for food allergies. Very simply, the patient consumes some of a potential food allergen under the supervision of a Board Certified Allergist. This allows the allergist to test for food allergies reliably and safely.  Blood and skin […]