How To Help Kids Feel Safe At School

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 addition Read More…

When Perfectionism Hurts

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 counter Read More…

The Replication Crisis, and What It Means

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 humans, Read More…

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

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 a Read More…

Therapists Need Self-Care Too

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 self-care Read More…

Mindfulness and Eating

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.  Despite Read More…

All About Loneliness

Orson Wells wrote, “We are born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create for the moment that we are not alone.”  The experience of loneliness strikes humans of all shapes, sizes, ages and demographics.  We can feel alone when we are with others, and there is Read More…

All About Resolutions

Resolutions go hand-in-hand with New Years Day.  As the year turns to a fresh start, this motivates many people to make resolutions, promises or intentions that they mark with 1/1 as the start date.  Yet every conversation about resolutions inevitably turns to the low success rate, and lack of follow through that most resolutions contain.  Read More…

Reasons Why You May Need Couples Therapy

Relationships are hard.  They involve at least two people, which means differing life experiences, differing perspectives, differing wants and needs.  Sometimes, when these relationships become stuck, it can be helpful to have an objective party who can help sort through the stuck-ness.  This speaks to all sorts of relationships, not just romantic relationships.  Family therapy, Read More…

Coming Back From Adversity

Adversity – another word for difficulties, bad luck, or misfortunes.  We all experience adversity, but the key is in how we respond.  Some people crumble in the face of adversity – the challenge is a major stumbling block, and there becomes a domino effect of catastrophe in multiple areas of life, even areas that were Read More…