How To Choose A Therapist

The process of deciding to go to therapy is worthy of a blog post in itself.  There are estimates that a potential client will visit a website or listing of a therapist approximately 8 times before deciding to schedule. In the space between each website visit, there are stressors, relationships, circumstances, and difficulties that continue Read More…

Treatment Guidelines for Transgender Individuals

Historically, the mental health and medical communities have not always had the best understanding of transgender and gender diverse health care and mental health needs – nor the best intentions in caring for those who are not cis-gender.  Thankfully, research, understanding, and humanity have evolved into a growing de-stigmatization of gender diversity.  Internationally, movement is being Read More…

All About Grief and Bereavement

One of the things Therapy Hive is known for is our high quality, interactive, and free continuing education series.  In a few short weeks, Therapy Hive member Bryna Talamantez, LMFT, will be presenting on Grief Across the Lifespan.  This topic is incredibly valuable, as grief is a near universal experience, an inevitable part of being Read More…

Can You Make Your Child Smarter?

At this point, you’ve likely heard the scandal involving celebrities and others in elite class involved in a college admission process that fabricated test scores and extracurriculars to get unaware offspring into programs and schools they might not otherwise have been offered admission into.  While enough has been reported on this scandal, there is a Read More…

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…

Anxiety: What’s The Worst That Could Happen?

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 that 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…