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…

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…

Preventing Suicide

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 conversations, 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…

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…

What Is Baby Brain?

Recently, Katie Sardone, PhD, of Behavioral Health Dallas, offered tips and suggestions for helping new parents mentally adjust to the arrival of a new baby.  As she was sharing, Dr. Sardone also spoke of some of the changes that occur, mentally and emotionally, during pregnancy. While much of the preparation for baby includes preparing nurseries, Read More…

Mentally Preparing for After Baby Comes

The anticipation of expecting a new baby comes with months of physical preparations, from frequent doctor visits to constructing cribs and changing tables.  However, for new parents, emotional and mental health preparation is critical as well.   There are many resources available about what to pack for the hospital, but the need for an emotional “toolbox” Read More…