Articles of Interest

Depression: What is It and How Can I Manage It?

By Chris Antczak, LPC

Depression is a frequently used term which can be easily misunderstood. In the field of mental health, depression refers to a psychiatric […]

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Developmental Phases of Anxiety for Families

By Charlotte Batcha, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Starting a family involves making decisions with long term consequences for the baby and parents.

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Charlotte Batcha, LCSW

Enjoying Travel In Spite of Challenging Behaviors: Tips to Minimize Stress and Maximize the Moment

By Lauren Verbilla, LPC

As the weather begins to warm and busy schedules hint at long weekends and holidays, you may find yourself thinking about summer […]

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Helping Your Child Ease Back Into the School Swing

By Vanessa Hari, MA, Psychotherapist

Easing your child back into the swing of their new school schedule can be a challenge for many parents, especially for parents with children with special needs.

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Vanessa Hari, MA

Here Come the Holidays!

By Jacinta Harman, MSW, LCSW, Director of Mental Health Outpatient Services

The Holidays – a phrase that can generate feelings of immense joy or extreme pressure.

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Jacinta Harman, MSW, LCSW

How Important Is Recess?

By Virginia Afman, LCSW, Clinical Supervisor of Outpatient Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Everyone benefits from a break.

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Virginia Afman

Navigating Grief During the Holidays

By Susan Ellis, DMin, Licensed Professional Counselor

So, here we are again, in the lovely season of autumn, when the air turns crisp and leaves get colorful once more.

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Susan Ellis, D.Min.

Preventing Substance Abuse in Bucks County

By Nina Drinna, MSN, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner

Would you be surprised to learn that there were 2,488 deaths from “drug poisoning” in Pennsylvania in 2014?

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Nina Drinnan, MSN

Promoting Self-Esteem in Children and Adolescents

By Monique Uribe, M.Ed., Child & Adolescent Therapist

Self-esteem is defined as “confidence in one’s own worth or abilities.” When it is examined further, self-esteem refers to how a person […]

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Self-Care for Parents

By Kelly McClennen, ASN, Nurse

Self-care for parents may sound like a contradiction in terms, and unfortunately, for many of us, it is.

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Kelly McClennen

Staying Close to Our Daughters During the Teen Years

By Sally McGinty, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor

When our daughters are small, it often seems that they can never get enough of us: our presence, our attention, our affection. […]

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Sally McGinty

Stress Busting Solutions for Parents: Strategies for a Successful Summer Break

By Dawn Grochowiak, LCSW, Psychotherapist

During the school year, most families are immersed in routine and structure.  Days are scheduled to the hilt with activities or sports […]

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The Stages of Marriage

By MaryLynne Black, PsyD, Clinical Supervisor of Faith-Based Counseling

Today’s marriages are under assault.

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The Value of Peace of Mind When Parenting

By Gail Stasiw, Director of Early Intervention Services

It’s that time of year…summer vacations and day trips are over. School buses pass you on your way to work or when […]

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Wellness: What Is It Really and What Works?

By Yvonne Caputo, MS, MA, Employee Assistance Program Trainer

Dr. Donald Ardell’s book, High Level Wellness: An Alternative to Doctors, Drugs, and Disease, was one of the central texts for a […]

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Yvonne Caputo, MS, MA

What Can We Do About Bullying?

By Virginia Afman, LCSW, Clinical Supervisor of Outpatient Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Bullying is a complex issue and takes many forms.

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Virginia Afman

What Parents Can Do to Improve Self-Esteem in Their Children

By Candis Ubiles, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Early in life, children and adolescents are faced with the primary task of developing a sense of hope, competency, and secure identity.

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Candis Dugan, LCSW