We are delighted to announce two new additions to our team of highly skilled licensed mental health professionals:
Genna Durante, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist-doctorate who specializes in the care and treatment of children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Durante’s approach focuses on helping young people to bring their lives into balance, and she works frequently with youth experiencing anxiety, OCD, adjustment issues, impulsivity, social problems, life transitions, behavioral challenges, special healthcare needs, and sleep disturbances. Dr. Durante believes that children communicate ... Continue Reading →
Art Journey: An Expressive Arts Group for Adolescent Girls, is being offered by Michelle Turbide, LICSW
Expressive Arts (EXA) provides an opportunity to increase emotional awareness, is a tool for self-soothing, and can be a useful method for exploring the internal emotional landscape with sensory, body based, creative techniques. Expressive arts has been shown to have positive effects on the flight/flight response resulting from excessive anxiety, stress, and trauma. Differing from Art Therapy, EXA uses multi-modal experiences of visual, movement, sound, ... Continue Reading →
This writing was sent in by a parent prior to sending her child off to college. It captures the bittersweet sentiment of many a parent in the process of letting go.
I wanted to include a little information about my son with this tuition payment. However, the memo line on the check wasn’t quite big enough, so I’ve included this note.
First I want to tell you that when we moved into our house, David was four. ... Continue Reading →
“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”—Anais Nin
Perspective. It alters everything.
I have this sad, heavy heart feeling as my daughter returns to college for the remainder of her spring semester. As I clean up the house, I can’t help but smile, thinking of how I will miss seeing her coat hanging over the dining room chair (no use for a closet!) and her belongings strewn across the couch. I like the tidiness of the ... Continue Reading →