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Teletherapy with Kids

Our director of child, adolescent & family services, Natasha Varela, LCPC, took time recently to answer some questions about providing teletherapy to some of our younger clients.

Therapy through Technology

Among the many unanticipated consequences of the pandemic is the rapid acceptance of teleconferencing technology in health care. We are daily reading about medical providers using this technology to perform consultations and diagnostic evaluations for all manner of health-related problems. The field of psychotherapy is likewise embracing the technology as a means of providing continuity of care for our clients when they are unable to be seen in our offices.

The Timely Benefits of Brief Therapy

A new reality is setting in. Children are home from school and people are being encouraged to work at home or not work at all. As couples and families adjust to these new routines, habits and shared working environments, there may be an increase in feelings of worry, frustration and exhaustion. 

Your Kids and COVID-19

Be mindful of your own reactions and your own level of anxiety so that you can model calm. Listen to them. Ask them what they have heard so you can correct inaccurate information. Answer questions keeping their age, maturity, and developmental level in mind. If you don’t know the answer, take a break and look up answers from reputable sources such as CDC and WHO. If your children are old enough, encourage them to use these as their main sources of information on the…

Love, Sex & Intimacy | Family Action Network

Alexandra Solomon, Ph.D., LCP, in conversation with Eli Finkel, Ph.D., about her new book, Taking Sexy Back: How to Own Your Sexuality and Create the Relationships You Want.

What is CBT?

What is CBT?1 That is an excellent question and one that a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) clinician will routinely and proactively address with a client in a first treatment session or in an introductory call.

Recognizing Anxiety in Men

Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental health issues, estimated to affect close to 20% of Americans in a given year. But not everyone is affected equally — research consistently shows the number of women diagnosed with anxiety disorders is about double that of men.1,2 Researchers have yet to definitively determine the causes of this discrepancy, but anecdotal evidence and clinical experience suggests that some men respond to anxiety in ways that can cause it to…

Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots

Safe spaces to socialize and express yourself in however way you see fit is something everyone aspires to find. We’ve seen these spaces shown in popular television series like the bar from Cheers, ‘Central Perk’ from Friends, and Saved by The Bell’s ‘The Max.’ Which is why when you find these havens, you cherish them. These celebrated examples of mostly white and heteronormative representations of community, reinforce a narrative that is not socially accessible to many…