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 to Host a Stress-Free Soirée

November 13, 2017

If you live with an anxiety disorder, being the life of the party is not a usual occurrence.  This year, though, is a year of change!  Making plans to host your own holiday party is not only something that is possible when you deal with anxiety, but also something you should be able to revel […]

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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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Why to Continue Reading and Math this Summer

May 22, 2017

When summer break is on the horizon and the last few days of the school year approach, many kids start dreaming about leisure time, freedom from homework and responsibilities and long days spent relaxing in the sun with friends. The problem is that while summer is a great opportunity for kids to take a break […]

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Saying Goodbye To Your High School Graduate As They Go To College

May 22, 2017

A child graduating from high school and heading off to college is an exciting and rewarding time in a family’s history, but it’s also a difficult and sad time for many parents and kids alike. From the young adult’s perspective, he or she is leaving the safety and security of home for the first time […]

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How Noise Increases Your Stress—and What to do About It

May 1, 2017

What can you hear right now? Take a moment to focus, perhaps close your eyes, and consider the sounds around you. Is there a fan in the background? Music playing? Do you hear the cars from the highway outside? Is it loud enough that you are distracted, or are you surprised by all the noise […]

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