1. Why won’t my friend just do what I say?

    Q: I love dogs so much that I became a vet tech. I have had dogs my whole life, and currently, I have three! My friend has been talking about getting a dog and I have tried my best to warn her about the commitment it entails. She lives alone and is always very busy with her job. She’s never had a dog, and when she talked to me about getting one, she seemed to have very unrealistic expectations. …Read More

  2. Who Will take over the family business?

    Q: My two siblings and I all work for our father in our family’s business. Lately my dad has been talking more about retirement and stepping back. The problem is, he built this business from the ground up and has always been heavily involved with the day to day decisions. He won’t seem to let go of the reins. How are we supposed to ever take over if he micromanages us until the 11th hour? Plus…Read More

  3. The Whole Brain Child Summary Slides

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  4. Homework Woes!

    Q: My child spends so much time on homework and has so little to show for it. He seems to take forever to get rolling with it, gets derailed with anything and everything, whines and complains about doing it, and sometimes even when he does his homework thoroughly and well, he might not turn it in. What the heck?! A: You may be surprised at how common what you’re describing can be. Your child mig…Read More

  5. What are Executive Functions?

    What are Executive Functions? Executive functions are a core collection of higher order mental skills that help us to learn, work, manage our lives, and interact with others. They include: Inhibiting responses Working memory Emotional control Sustaining attention Beginning tasks Planning and prioritizing Organizing Time management Setting and working towards goals Flexibly shifting between tasks M…Read More

  6. Internal Family Systems’ Six-Step Process

    IFS founder, Dr. Richard Schwartz, believes that we all have several parts living within us that fulfill both healthy and unhealthy roles. Life events or trauma, however, can force us out of those healthy roles into extreme roles. The goal of IFS therapy is to help clients to achieve balance within their internal system and to differentiate and elevate the core healthy self so it can be an effect…Read More

  7. Dancing for me or for everyone else?

    Q: I’ve been considering quitting dance and I’m worried that my parents will be upset with me if I go through with it. I’ve been dancing since elementary school and I’m currently on a travel team. On top of that, I’m one of the co-captains of my school dance team. Lately, I’ve been losing interest in dancing. I’m only sticking to it to avoid upsetting those around me, especially sinc…Read More

  8. Can This Relationship Be Saved?

    Q: These past few years have taken a toll on my marriage. Being home with my family has been really stressful. When I tried to talk to my husband about how this extra stress is affecting our relationship he was frustrated with me. I decided not to bring it up anymore. Now I feel like there is nothing between us. He is always working or on his phone. I can’t bear it anymore. I’m so sad and I do…Read More

  9. The Bedwetting Secret

    Q: My son is 10-years-old and thanks to COVID has never had an overnight or a sleepover. We haven’t even visited family in over 3 years! But we’re all vaccinated now and excited to visit my parents in Wisconsin over spring break. Problem is that our son is still wetting the bed. He’s self-conscious about it and wants to keep it private, hoping I can help him keep it on the down low during th…Read More