As I mentioned in the last article, April is Counseling Awareness Month. After being a counselor for more than 10 years and visiting with many people about counseling, I came to the conclusion a long time ago that when people think of counseling, they think of sitting or laying on a couch and talking to someone who constantly asks "how does that make you feel."
What To Do During Summer Months?
Keeping typical children busy during the summer is a difficult task. Doing the same with a special needs child or a child affected by autism is even more difficult and daunting! Much needs to be considered and reviewed to meet the child’s unique needs, capabilities, and interests, all while keeping them busy and pushing them towards their goals Parents should address the following What services are needed to maintain and develop skills? Does your child regress without some sort of intervention or activity? What activities does your child enjoy that will also help reach his/her current IEP (Individualized Education Program) goals? What is the right combination of seasonal activities and therapy hours to help your child…
Supercharge Your Circadian Rhythms
Why a post about how to supercharge your circadian rhythms? The fact is that for a lot of us our bodies and our brains have a hard time adapting to modern life and the result is poor quality sleep, daytime fatigue, and, for some, depression. What Are Circadian Rhythms? Circadian rhythms are what allow your body to go from vigorous ... Read More
Why rejection hurts so much — and what you can do to ease the pain
We deal with rejection on a day-to-day basis, but sometimes it can be particularly devastating. Psychologist Guy Winch shares how you can make it easier.
What Makes Romantic Partners Compatible?
By Helen Fisher - Psychologists have determined that men and women tend to fall in love with individuals from the same ethnic and socioeconomic background; with those of a similar level of intelligence, education and physical attractiveness. But how two individual personalities match up remains unknown. My work investigates the biology of personality, and how it determines compatibility.
5 Tips for Dealing with Grief
Whether you lost a loved one to sickness, tragedy , divorce or even a significant break-up, loss is a trauma. Losses can create identity challenges, lifestyle changes, financial problems and even have social implications. // After 20 years of counseling...
Surgeon jumps from bridge after divorce from TV personality wife
A top local surgeon and the ex-husband of ABC News’ chief women’s health correspondent killed himself by leaping off the George Washington Bridge, it was reported Sunday. Dr. Robert Ash…
Why Dating Can Be Difficult When You Have a Mental Illness
"Relationships are complicated. Mental illness can make it that much more complicated."
How to be an advocate for mental health and wellness
How do you stand up for mental wellness for yourself and for others? We should think about how we talk about mental health, how we look out for our own menta...
Sacramento Residential Treatment Center on Watching What You Say
Someone with an addiction could use a little more sensitivity than most. Our Sacramento residential treatment center talks about what you shouldn't say.