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Working with children and adolescents I have had many parents ask about 504 plans and Individual Educational Plans (IEP).  Parents tend to focus on the assistance their child may need in elementary or high school due to a learning disability or mental health issues.  Working over 25 years as a psychotherapist, what I have observed…

    In today’s society, anxiety among school-aged children in Canada has become a significant concern. Recent studies indicate that approximately one in seven children aged 4 to 17 years old experience mental health issues, with anxiety disorders being one of the most common emotional issue in children. The pressures of academic performance, social dynamics,…

Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer, is around the corner and many teenagers will be involved in various activities.  First, it’s a big weekend for High School and College graduation.  Of course after working that hard to earn a diploma, there will be a lot of graduation parties.  Many high schools do have…

ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects individuals of all ages. One of the most common symptoms of ADHD is difficulty with short-term memory. Short-term memory refers to the ability to hold information in your mind for a brief period of time. This can include things like remembering a phone number, following…

Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, held captive by your own mind’s relentless barrage of panic signals? The racing heart, the constricted chest, the shallow breaths – it’s a suffocating experience, leaving you desperate for relief. Experience hypnotherapy – a powerful tool for communicating with the subconscious mind, the control center of our…

All the time she kept saying, “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can…” Up, up, up. The little engine climbed and climbed. At last, she reached the top of the mountain. ~ The Little Engine That Could (American Folklore) Self-efficacy is a term coined by Albert Bandura (one of my…

As a psychotherapist specializing in couples counseling in Glendale, CA area and a Couples and Family Counseling professor at Pepperdine University , lying is a topic that is brought to the table more days than none. I found that when couples bring this topic into a therapy with grace session they are searching for two…

This year most high schools will be resuming their normal graduation ceremonies.  Due to the success of the Coronavirus vaccines, the CDC has acknowledged that it would be safe to hold graduation ceremonies again.  Last year some high schools had traditional ceremonies and this year most high schools will be having graduation ceremonies. This is…

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