How To Help Kids Feel Safe At School

Share this…The task of being a school aged child is difficult.  Each academic year brings increasing challenges, expectations to stretch and learn and grow, social dynamics, and all of the developmental tasks that are included in child and adolescent development.  Increasingly, feeling safe at school has been added to the stressors that kids face.  In Read More…

Anxiety: What’s The Worst That Could Happen?

Share this…Of the mental health difficulties and struggles that Americans cope with, anxiety is the most prevalent.  Anxiety disorders impact almost 20% of us, while the experience of being anxious, ruminative, or frightened is an almost universal feeling.  Almost half of those diagnosed with an anxiety disorder also have a co-occurring depression disorder, and those Read More…

When Perfectionism Hurts

Share this…Our society is built upon a drive towards the best.  We strive, we compete, and we strive some more.  This ambition and striving is often celebrated, yet the consequences correlate with depression, anxiety, and mental health difficulties.  Perfectionism is the flip side to this striving, the outcome of holding impossibly high standards.  It may seem Read More…

The Replication Crisis, and What It Means

Share this…Have you heard about the crisis?  It sounds dire, right?  The crisis is the replication crisis, meaning that previously accepted psychological studies are unable to be replicated.  What does this mean for the results and conclusions previously accepted as true?  What does this mean for the field of psychology?  Do we know anything about Read More…

Mental Health and Higher Education

Share this…The transition from high school to college or university settings is an exciting, overwhelming, and anxiety provoking rite of passage.  For some, pre-existing mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, or ADHD travel to college with a person, along with established treatments and supports.  For others, the new setting and unfamiliar environment may exacerbate Read More…

Treatments, Strategies, and Supports for ADHD and ASD – Interview with Stuart Robinson, PhD

Share this…In our last blog, Therapy Hive member Dr. Stuart Robinson shared his wisdom and experience with the subtle differences between a childhood and adult presentation of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Dr. Robinson shared so much valuable information that we have an extension of his interview, this time all about the strategies, treatments, and accommodations Read More…

Preventing Suicide

Share this…While the stigma surrounding mental health issues has improved with time, suicide continues to be a topic filled with shame, fear, and unspoken thoughts.  The potential for suicide can strike any person, family or situation, though there are specific risk factors that may increase the risk of suicide.  The efforts to prevent suicide include Read More…

Therapists Need Self-Care Too

Share this…Anyone in a caring capacity – parent, caregiver, partner, teacher, therapist, etc. – can benefit from self-care.  Self-care is simply attending to your own needs, and making sure that they are met.  Yet it is a term fraught with guilt – we live in a scarcity society, and an automatic thought that occurs when Read More…

Mindfulness and Eating

Share this…75% of Americans acknowledge that they are wanting to eat healthier, and making efforts to have a healthier diet overall.  Yet that same percentage of Americans eat a diet that is low in recommended foods, such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.  More than 2/3 of adults, and 1/3 of children qualify as obese.  Read More…