By Chelsea Towler Campbell, PsyD The holidays represent a magical time of year filled with family, traditions, gifts, and celebration. However, there can also be a lot of stress associated with the holidays, especially if you are trying to collaborate with a co-parent. It is important for your children that you learn to manage this […]
By Dr. Katie Godfrey, LMFT Finding out that your loved one is struggling with postpartum issues can lead to feelings of wanting to help, but feeling unsure of the best ways. Here are some suggestions: Educate yourself on postpartum challenges and take them seriously. A couple of helpful websites include Postpartum Support International, Postpartum Progress, […]
Dr. Katie Godfrey, LMFT Imaginative play is so fun and helpful for children in many different ways. However, parents are oftentimes at a loss as to how to encourage this, especially with screen time being so enticing to children. Here are some benefits to imaginative play as well as some suggestions for how to easily […]
By Kendra Doukas, LMFT Believe it or not, some many parents find it difficult to think of what to do when trying to play with their child. When our children are infants we do things like cuddle, make faces, read books, or let them crawl on and around us. Whereas many of these activities can […]
By Jennifer Kloewer If you have spent any significant time with an infant or toddler, you likely noticed that the child shows a pattern of engaging in repetitive behaviors or play. For example, young children can gravitate toward the same books, games or even make toys/objects interact the exact same way. This repetition may seem […]
By Kendra Doukas At the Catalyst Center we get the struggles of parenting. Daily tasks can become much more complicated when you have to plan around kids’ schedules, moods, attention-spans, etc. In particular, something like going to grocery shopping with children can be an awful experience. It can be so awful in fact that going […]
When wondering if therapists spend their free time analyzing themselves or everyone around them, it is important to point out that most therapists don’t want to do clinical work in their off time. The ironic thing is that therapists are some of the most non-judgmental people around.
People use the term “shy” all the time to describe those of us who prefer being on our own or in small groups, but they may be missing the point. In this Ask a Therapist article, Dr. Courtney Klein, a psychologist who works with people who are ready to build stronger relationships, explains the difference between being shy and being introverted, and how to celebrate who you are.
One of the more complex, but rarely highlighted periods of personal development occurs during our transition to adulthood. Whereas the age range for emerging adulthood can be debated, I tend to consider this particular stage as occurring from around sixteen years old up through one’s early thirties.