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Why is Group Therapy Effective? A Scotch Plains, NJ Therapist Shares the Facts

Posted Posted in Adults, Food allergies, New Moms, Parents, Teens

Group therapy is a treatment in which people with similar conditions or goals learn from, and move toward better mental wellness together. Group therapy is one of the most effective treatments for healing and hope. The group setting provides a sense of community, support, and understanding that can be difficult to find elsewhere. The process […]

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When Motherhood is Not What You Expected – And How Mom Groups Can Help

Posted Posted in Fawn McNeil-Haber, Jessica Pizzo, New Moms, Parents

You’ve been planning for your new baby’s birth and now they’re here. Maybe it is everything you hoped, but more than likely, you’ve been faced with a lot of new challenges and adjustments. It can feel overwhelming and isolating. You may be focused on your baby’s development, but remember that motherhood is a new stage […]

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Trauma-Informed Providers Working Together To Help Heal Birth Trauma: Pelvic Floor Therapy and Mental Health Therapy

Posted Posted in Adults, Jessica Pizzo, New Moms

How does trauma show up in the medical world?  Trauma can mean many different things. It could be a deeply distressing event that changes the way you view the world, or a medical injury. For instance, what happens when your trauma fits both definitions? Likewise, what happens when the thought of seeing a medical provider […]

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4 Ways Equestrian Coaches Can Prevent Bullying

Posted Posted in Children, Equestrian Mental Health, Lisa Weiss, Parents

The words “you are now being judged” echo over the loudspeaker and all eyes are on your rider. You’ve worked tirelessly to get them where they are today. You’re there to cheer them on no matter what happens in the arena. You’re there supporting them alongside their parents/guardians. Is the rest of the team showing […]

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Why Pet Loss Is So Painful: How You Can Help Yourself and Those You Love.

Posted Posted in Adults, Children, Elaine Harrison-Yau, Grief, Parents, Teens

Let me introduce you to Jess* and Bosco… Jess was 12 years old when she got her beautiful pet rabbit, whom she named Bosco. To her, Bosco was perfect with his gorgeous black fur and little twitching white nose. Jess would spend time snuggling and playing with her rabbit. She loved him very much. However, […]

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6 Ways Parents Can Combat Rape Culture: Part Two

Posted Posted in Kerry Isgur, Online Therapy, Parents

Rape culture is a cycle of fear that perpetuates the subservience of women in the social power structure. In part one, we explored how the threat of violence and rape disproportionately affects females and the LGBTQ+ population. The last blog addressed how parents can combat rape culture by teaching and modeling emotional intelligence, LGBTQ+ allyship, […]

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6 Ways Parents Can Combat Rape Culture: Part One

Posted Posted in Kerry Isgur, Parents

What is Rape Culture?  Rape culture is a social environment in which sexual violence against women is normalized through media, culture, and everyday interactions. Rape culture is perpetuated through misogynistic language and the objectification of feminine bodies, and furthermore the glamorization of sexual violence. These elements contribute to a culture that disregards the right to […]

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3 Ways to Heal from Perfectionism

Posted Posted in Adults, Anxiety, Julie Marshall, Teens

Are you a self-proclaimed “perfectionist”? Or do others often put you on a high pedestal to achieve and always be on top of things? Perfectionism, while not a diagnosable mental illness, can wreak havoc on those who wrestle with the nagging thought of “Am I good enough?” What is Perfectionism? Merriam Webster defines perfectionism as […]