Back to School Rules

The fact is: there are no rules. For most parents, transitioning back to a school schedule feels chaotic and bumpy. There are school supplies to buy, orientations to attend, new teachers to meet. Finally, sometime around mid-October, most feel like they’ve settled back into a semi-normal routine (hopefully). Is there anything parents can do August through September to support themselves … Read More

Summer Boredom

“I’m Bored!” School is out for summer, and while this may be a welcome break for some, many parents are all too familiar with the summer boredom struggle. While it may not be realistic or helpful to plan out every minute of your kids’ summer vacation, boredom may lead to various behavior problems. What are some good strategies that you … Read More

Local DJ Shares Her Journey Through Postpartum Depression

MIX 101.5 radio show host Sarah King, recently shared her journey with postpartum depression in hopes of encouraging other moms and spouses grappling with postpartum depression. Sarah’s radio show, “Two Men and a Mom,” Sarah inducts moms into her “mom squad” as they call in willing to share some hilarious parenting missteps. Her courage and vulnerability has been inspiring and … Read More

Another Side of ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: It’s a diagnosis that most Americans are familiar with. Clinicians look for signs of hyperactivity, inattentiveness, and impulsivity when diagnosing an individual. Yet that is a very limited picture of what a person with ADHD might be experiencing. Less understood symptoms include an interest-based nervous system, emotional hyperarousal, and rejection sensitivity. Such challenges can obviously affect … Read More

Watching the News May Be Stressing You Out

At Therapeutic Partners, its something we hear often; a tragic event on the news or natural disaster has the power to disturb our daily lives significantly. In extreme cases, watching upsetting news can even create symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder or vicarious trauma. Symptoms of news-induced stress could range from difficulty sleeping, excessive worry, to irritability. While we don’t have … Read More

Could Your Teen Be Addicted to a Screen?

It’s a hotly debated topic in the mental health field-Is screen addiction really a thing? While it is not yet an official diagnosis in the DSM-V, research points towards a reality we must contend with. Technology is affecting the daily functioning of many teens and adults alike. It is perhaps difficult to recognize in our teens because as a culture … Read More

Will I Be My Valentine?

Valentine’s day is quickly approaching and perhaps it is a special day to show your loved ones how much you care. For others, it’s a day we wish we could skip on our calendar. Valentine’s day can be disappointing and anxiety-provoking for many. But research shows that Valentine’s day is not just for couples anymore. Singles are also taking part … Read More

What Makes Trust

Here at Therapeutic Partners, we are big fans of author, clinician, and researcher, Brené Brown. If you aren’t familiar with Brown’s best-selling books, run to your local book store, immediately. Her groundbreaking research on vulnerability, shame, and trust has transformed the way we think about human connection. Most of us can pinpoint what it feels like for someone to violate … Read More

The Benefits of Practicing Gratitude

During December, many find themselves swept up in the chaos of the holidays. Whether it is fighting the crowds to finalize your gift list, or hosting a party, it is easy to get distracted by an endless to-do list and miss December all together. For others, December can be a more difficult time as it serves of a reminder of … Read More

Healing from Unavailable Parents

If your parents were distant, rejecting, emotionally unavailable, or even absent, the journey to healing can feel difficult and sometimes out of reach. As challenging as it may seem to open old wounds, it is worthwhile work to uncover the lasting damage of a difficult childhood. Adult Children of Emotionally Unavailable Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self … Read More