Therapist vs. Psychologist vs. Counselor

November 14, 2011

Do you know the difference between a therapist, a counselor, and a psychologist? Psychologists Have an advanced degree in psychology May do therapy, research, or be a professor at a university Are licensed by a state board at the doctorate level Obtain the highest level of education and training Assess and diagnose disorders and mental […]

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How Animals Help Couples Communicate

January 31, 2018

Dr. Lazarus sees many couples for therapy in Littleton. While each couple is different, most present with one overarching concern: We can’t communicate! Fortunately, there is more to the office in Littleton than couple’s counseling—Zeke the dog assists and helps people to express their feelings and communicate with one another. But how can a therapy […]

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Teach Your Kids to Set SMART Goals for the New Year

January 31, 2018

Setting “New Year’s Resolutions” is a tradition in many families, and for good reason: resolutions draw attention to the behavior that we would like to change and provide great motivation to do so. Unfortunately, most of the resolutions your kids make will likely fizzle out within a few days or weeks. While this is true […]

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How to Help a Loved One with Depression

November 29, 2017

Those who are familiar with pop psychology know the trend: People get more depressed and even suicidal around the holidays. Unfortunately, this pop-psych trend is based in reality. People do report increasing rates of depression around this time of year, and for a variety of reasons. For some, the short days, cold weather, and lack […]

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The Psychologist’s Guide to Gift-Giving for Kids

November 29, 2017

As the holiday season is in full-swing, many parents are wondering what to get the kids as gifts. Decades ago, gifts were a special occasion, and were likely to include anything from toys, to clothing, to uncommon fruits sold only during the holidays. However, today’s capitalistic culture means that these “gifts” are now found in […]

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When Loss Strikes: What is Normal and When to Seek Help

October 25, 2017

For better or worse, loss is a part of life. Not only is it inevitable, it is necessary—if nobody ever died, we would simply run out of room for new life to be born. However, this does not make the process any easier, especially when the loss is someone whom you love dearly. When does […]

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How to Build Social Skills

October 25, 2017

One of the most common things that parents call a Littleton child behavior psychologist about is helping their child to develop and strengthen their social skills. While social skill development can be a challenge for any child, these skills can be particularly challenging for kids with ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, or communication disorders. No matter […]

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Sleep Hygiene 101

August 14, 2017

Are you getting enough sleep? If you’re like most Americans—you aren’t! Sleep is a vital function for any living animal, including humans, and it plays an important role in thinking, regulating mood, maintaining immunity to disease, and generally feeling your best. No matter how important sleep is, however, many people do not get the recommended […]

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Sexuality and Relationships: How and When to Talk to Your Child

August 14, 2017

A question that child psychologists in Littleton often receive is “when do I talk to kids about sexuality and relationships?” Many parents are rightly concerned that today’s world and pop culture are far too sexualized, and that children are being exposed to these messages from a very early age. Unfortunately, unless you and your family […]

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Am I Having a Mid-Life Crisis?

June 6, 2017

Many clients come in asking a common question: Am I having a mid-life crisis? Interestingly, many of the clients who are asking this aren’t even mid-way through their lives—which has promoted a tongue-in-check trend of referring to a “quarter-life crisis” or even “third-life crisis.” What do these terms mean, and how can you tell when […]

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A Parent’s Guide to Social Media

June 6, 2017

Unless your kids are living under a rock or punitively banned from the internet, chances are, they are on social media. While younger kids aren’t always into this communication phenomenon, most are showing interest by the time they have finished grade school. But is social media really a place for your kids to be? Read […]

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