Board Certification: Does It Really Matter?

  • 6th November 2017

The idea of a neuropsychological evaluation may sound quite intimidating, as thoughts of electrodes and brain scans often arise; however, those are not part of a neuropsychological evaluation, although they may certainly be recommended. If recommended, EEGs, brain MRIs, or other medical procedures would be ordered and reviewed by a…

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  • 24th October 2017

At Thanksgiving many of us pause around the table to consider what we are thankful for. We reflect on what we have overcome, persevered through, what we have. We may smile, laugh or even shed a tear. Gratitude is a healthy habit to cultivate all year long. Gratitude causes use…

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Delighting In Our Children

  • 10th October 2017

Twenty years ago, I read in a parenting book that the single most important message to convey to a child is that of delight in him.  Thinking about that as a young mother excited and encouraged me to do what felt natural and fun with my kids. I have since…

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Men, Depression, and Toxic Masculinity

  • 3rd July 2017

“Man up” “Boys don’t cry” “Be a man” “Don’t be such a girl” “Grow up” “Don’t be such a baby” “Get over it” We have all heard these phrases before. Subtle (and not-so-subtle) expressions are often utilized to help create an ideal of masculinity that is characterized by confidence, strength,…

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The 5 Love Languages

  • 2nd June 2017

The 5 Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman is an excellent book to recommend to couples looking to improve their relationship. Dr. Chapman believes how people show love to one another can be divided into five different categories, at least one of which we use to express love and expect/hope…

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The Evelyn Challenge

  • 1st May 2017

I have lately been reflecting upon what it means to be a good listener.  In fact, I have begun to ask clients themselves about what it does for them when someone listens…really listens…to them.  Here are some of the descriptions of what listening provides: “a soft place to fall…”, “I’m…

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Parenting the ADHD Kid

  • 3rd April 2017

“My kid’s getting in trouble at school because he calls out in class and won’t stay in his seat!” “My kid won’t pay attention and I have to tell her three times before she’ll do what I ask!” “My kid won’t stop and think before he does something!” “My kid…

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Spring Cleaning

  • 7th March 2017

Spring cleaning is an annual practice in many cultures and religions around the world. The origin may be traced to the “Bedikat Chametz,” the ancient Jewish tradition of a thorough cleansing of the home before Passover. The Persian new year, Norouz, falls on the first day of spring, preceded by…

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The Power of “Pause”

  • 1st February 2017

  With the increase in technology, our society has developed the expectation of immediate gratification. To accommodate this expectation, many jobs require staff to be “on-call” to respond to internet-generated inquiries 24/7, an expectation that was once reserved only for life-sustaining or emergency situations. As a result, medical illnesses related…

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Why some resolutions succeed while others fail

  • 24th January 2017

  By this time, many people have already blown their New Year’s resolutions; whatever the resolution may be, from habit change to aspirations, the desire for change is a normal human experience, one that speaks to our innate desire for development. The fact that many of us continue to make…

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