Counseling for You and Your Valentine, Megan Negendank

Counseling for You and Your Valentine, Megan Negendank

Our wonderful Executive Director, Megan Negendank, was featured on a Valentine's Day segment on ABC 10 News! She describes what couples therapy is and some common reasons couples may come to our practice.Hi! I'm Megan Negendank, founder and executive director of Love...

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Undiagnosed ADHD Can Lead to Depression

Undiagnosed ADHD Can Lead to Depression

ADHD is a disorder that is very misunderstood. While there is a popular stereotype that this condition affects kids– mostly boys– and is identified by hyperactivity and impulsivity, the reality is that ADHD encompasses much more. In addition to the hyperactive type,...

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What is Illness Anxiety Disorder?

What is Illness Anxiety Disorder?

The Covid-19 pandemic has introduced many mental health challenges. The WHO noted that globally, the prevalence of depression and anxiety rose by a massive 25%. Fear and anxiety about the pandemic, isolation, and numerous other factors contributed to this increase, as...

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How to Teach Your Child to Think Critically

How to Teach Your Child to Think Critically

Critical thinking is one of the most important skills that a child can learn. And most parents agree; about 95 percent of people think that education, kindergarten through college, should require courses in critical thinking. Critical thinking, or the ability to look...

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What Is An “Inner Child” and How to Heal It?

What Is An “Inner Child” and How to Heal It?

Have you ever heard the phrase “your inner child” and wondered what it really means? It might even seem a little silly to think about– that you, an adult, have to think about having your childhood self inside of you? If that’s how you feel, your inner child might need...

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How to Move on After a Friendship Breakup

How to Move on After a Friendship Breakup

As a society, we spend a lot of time talking about romantic breakups. From movies to advice mavens, everybody seems to have something to say about what happens when a romantic relationship is over. But romantic relationships aren’t the only kind of relationship. For...

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Social Anxiety: Helping Your Child Cope With It

Social Anxiety: Helping Your Child Cope With It

Does your kid often feel sick, complaining of a stomach ache or headache before going to school? Have you noticed that they often try to find any excuse not to go? Are they cutting back on social activities, avoiding places where they might meet their peers? While you...

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What is Revenge Bedtime Procrastination?

What is Revenge Bedtime Procrastination?

Do you often find yourself up late, watching Netflix, gaming, or otherwise enjoying yourself? If this is a regular pattern, you might have fallen into the practice of revenge bedtime procrastination. Today, we’re going to talk about what that is, where it comes from,...

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Should You Be Having Breakup Sex?

Should You Be Having Breakup Sex?

It’s a familiar situation for a lot of people who have recently broken up with their partner. It’s late at night, and your phone buzzes. You ignore it, not wanting to pick it up– but the text alert goes off again, and you check it. It can’t hurt to check it, right?...

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What Is Aftercare and Why Is It So Important?

What Is Aftercare and Why Is It So Important?

Sex is a lot more than just, well, sex! The activities before and after a sexual encounter can have a huge impact on the intimacy between you and your partner. And while you might be familiar with the importance of foreplay, what happens afterward is just as...

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What is Vicarious Trauma?

What is Vicarious Trauma?

Trauma is a complicated thing. Sometimes, it makes some sense– like when you directly experience a traumatic event, you may find yourself having symptoms that you can at least explain, if not fully understand. But there are other types of trauma, too, like complex...

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How to Express Criticism in Your Relationship

How to Express Criticism in Your Relationship

Wouldn’t it be great if you and your partner agreed on everything and always got along? Sadly, that pesky thing called being human gets in the way. Even if you and your partner share the same values and get along most of the time, there are still going to be times...

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Why Complex Trauma is Hard to Heal From

Why Complex Trauma is Hard to Heal From

Dealing with trauma is never easy, but it’s something that many people have to do in order to live their lives the way they want. Some trauma, called simple trauma, single trauma, or acute trauma, is a little easier to understand than complex trauma. Acute trauma...

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Helping First Responders Cope With PTSD

Helping First Responders Cope With PTSD

Eighty percent of first responders deal with traumatic events on a regular basis, and 30% of them will develop post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD– that’s a rate 10% higher than the general population. PTSD is one of the biggest threats facing first responders,...

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Why Are We Attracted to Our Partner’s Scent?

Why Are We Attracted to Our Partner’s Scent?

Raise your hand if you’ve ever borrowed a piece of your partner’s clothing, just to keep it close to you. Or maybe you slept on their side of the bed while they were gone, or you’ve realized you can identify their shampoo just by smelling it. While we tend to think of...

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How to Help Your Child Self-Regulate

How to Help Your Child Self-Regulate

Self-regulation can be hard for anyone, but it’s especially hard for kids. For kids on the autism spectrum, kids with ADHD, or kids with any other neurodiversity, emotional self-regulation can be particularly challenging– but all kids need support in this area. Today,...

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What’s the Difference Between Depression and Burnout?

What’s the Difference Between Depression and Burnout?

Have you been feeling down, especially at work? Do you have a hard time getting activities started, and once you start, is it hard to build momentum? Are things that you normally enjoy a hated chore? If so, you might be dealing with burnout, depression, or both....

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