1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Breadcrumbed by a TikToker on Valentine’s Day

    Q: My best friend has been talking to a “famous” local TikToker online. She has been telling me all the details and it sounds like she is really into him. Problem is, it doesn't sound like he feels the same. Every time they plan to do something he cancels at the last minute or he just won't answer her. He seems to be a player based on the things I read in his comment section and I've heard som…Read More

  8. 3 Steps To New Years’ Resolution Success

    Q: Every year it’s the same: make a resolution and lose motivation for it in a week or so. Two years ago, it was going to the gym every day and last year, it was going outside with the family two times a week. Both dissolved in a matter of weeks. How do I make resolutions that stick? A: You are not alone; a lot of people tend to make resolutions that are abandoned fairly quickly. In fact, 80% of…Read More

  9. Grief During The Holidays

    Q: The holiday season has always been a grand affair at my house with family reunion meals, festive decorations, and endless eggnog. My family always took it very seriously, especially my dad who dressed up as Santa and partied the hardest. Unfortunately, my father passed away in February with COVID. Now, I’m dreading the holiday season and my house feels so heavy. I can’t even bring myself to…Read More

  10. Did I Get Ghosted?

    Q: I was talking to a girl for a year, and we finally started dating in July. We hung out together constantly over the summer. Then college started and after a couple of weeks of texting, I suddenly stopped getting replies. I thought she got grounded or something, but it’s been a month, and still nothing. I don’t even see her in person, so it’s been really hard. Should I give up? A: It’s p…Read More