Articles of Interest

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

My Child’s Behaviors…What Causes Them and What Can I Do?

By Debra Springer, BA, Director of the Family Autism Center

Watching your child develop his/her little personality is such an amazing experience!

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Debra Springer, BS

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

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

The Stages of Marriage

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

Today’s marriages are under assault.

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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