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Happy New Year!

The holiday’s can be somewhat of a double edge sword. There is the joy and excitement of the season: spending time with friends, family, engaging in time honored traditions, and having some additional time off.  There is also the stress and rush of extra things on the to do lists, extra money being spent, feeling pressured to say “yes” to...[ read more ]

EMDR and Children

Here at Play Therapy i.n.c. we are passionate about educating the community about different interventions that are based in neuro science to help children and families heal and reach their greatest potential. There are lots of interventions used by professionals out there and EMDR is one we stand behind. What is EMDR? EMDR stand for: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing...[ read more ]

Managing Changes

Change, change, change….. We are making a lot of changes around here at Play Therapy i.n.c. and we are excited to share our news with you. We are growing and expanding. We have added 2 new therapists to our team, welcome Lauren Fishbien, RP and Matt Canale, RP. Plus, we have moved to a new suite here at 8 W....[ read more ]

Raising Awareness About Childhood Mental Health

As a parent you are doing your best to support your child’s growth and development.  I think one of the most challenging areas to support is my children’s social emotional development which is part of the larger foundation for their mental health and wellness. Too often the conversation about mental health is after there is already signs of a problem,...[ read more ]

Sharing the Load: Insights Gained in the Laundry Room

It was an early June morning and I was folding what felt like the 100th load of laundry since summer vacation had started.  I had been holding on to my anger, frustration, and overwhelm about managing the majority of household tasks for too long.  Maybe the Outdoor Fresh Bounce dryer sheets really had gone to my head but there in the...[ read more ]

Too Young to Remember? Understanding Implicit Memory

Have you ever heard someone say “Oh, don’t worry, she’s too young, she won’t remember”?  I’m guessing at some point during your life you have heard someone say it, or maybe you have said it yourself. Well, you can now hang up this saying and place it with the other old wives’ tales that we once told. We live in...[ read more ]

Gratitude in Meltdowns!?!

November is a month dedicated to giving thanks. As parents, it is easy to get stuck in the monotonous routines of school, homework, making dinner, doing laundry, afterschool activities, and the list goes on. Sometimes we forget to pause and reflect on the everyday ordinary moments. When our kids have meltdowns we often become frustrated, annoyed and sometimes we are...[ read more ]

Guiding the Sleigh for Blended Families

The holiday season is in full gear and staying present can be a challenge. For most families, this time of year typically means extra time with family and friends, extra sugar intake, extra money spent, and extra items on the to do list… the result? Extra stress. This is especially true for blended families – specifically the children who are...[ read more ]

Reframing Discipline

A common theme I see in my office is difficulty with discipline. Parents come in overwhelmed by certain behaviors and feel that no matter what they do, what they say, or what punishment they give – nothing seems to help. Let’s face it, hearing screams coming from the back of the house, siblings fighting, temper tantrums, kids not doing school work, and...[ read more ]

Summer Survival Strategies: Keeping your cool when things get hot: 5 Strategies to help you maximize your parenting potential this summer

I (Erin) have a confession to make, as summer approached I found myself pondering the following questions: How do I keep my children engaged and busy this summer? How can we make the most of the time we have together as a family? How do I keep my cool when I am feeling stressed out or overwhelmed? My guess is...[ read more ]



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