Author: Joshua Essery, PsyD, ABPP

The Impactful Role of Fathers on Kid's Mental Wellness

The Impactful Role of Fathers on Kid’s Mental Wellness

The role of a father exists in everyone’s life story. Fathers, present or not, known or not, give us some …

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Three reflection points on parenting for the back-to-school transition

Three reflection points on parenting for the back-to-school transition

Every year families prepare for “back to school.” This often brings supply shopping, school clothes deliberations, anticipation of making or …

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Suicide some indicators and steps to get help

Suicide: some indicators and steps to get help

Suicide. It can be a scary and upsetting topic, and for some of us it is hard to talk about. …

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Helping multigenerational families understand and communicate with their children

Helping multigenerational families understand and communicate with their children

Many families are made up of what clinicians refer to as a “multi-generational family.” This means that as a parent …

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Why Focusing On Your Child's Bad Behavior Can Be So Wrong

Why Focusing On Your Child’s Bad Behavior Can Be So Wrong

When a child or teenager presents with disruptive or aggressive behaviors they are often labeled with terms such as “oppositional, …

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Back to school again when the new wears off

Back to school…again? when the new wears off

Mental health professionals will commonly refer to a “honeymoon” period when referring to transitions. Often this means that a family …

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Mental Health Wellness What You Need To Know

Mental Health Wellness: What You Need To Know

“Diane” is the adoptive mother of three girls who experienced severe trauma as toddlers and suffered serious emotional and behavioral …

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What's In The Way Of Joy-Filled Holidays With Your Loved Ones

What’s In The Way Of Joy-Filled Holidays With Your Loved Ones?

The holidays may bring about anticipation, hope, and a sense of renewal, tradition and family. For many, the idea of …

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Understanding Bullying Is The First Step In Stomping It Out

Understanding Bullying Is The First Step In Stomping It Out

Bullying is a common topic discussed by parents, teachers and mental health professionals. Most everyone, including children and teens, agree …

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