Therapist vs psychologist

Therapist vs. Psychologist vs. Counselor

Do you know the difference between a therapist, a counselor, and a psychologist? Psychologists Have an advanced degree in psychology Provide therapy, research, or are professors at a university Are licensed by a state board at the…
gift giving

The Psychologist’s Guide to Gift-Giving for Kids

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…

Sleep Hygiene 101

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…

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

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…

Am I Having a Mid-Life Crisis?

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…
Reading and Writing

Why to Continue Reading and Math this Summer

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…
Private Practice

Private Practice 101

This is an outline of a guide for professionals considering private practice. Dr. Lazarus, a psychologist in Littleton, Colorado would be happy to do a phone consultation with you to discuss these issues at length. This process can help you…
Internet effects people

Interview: How does the internet effect people

This is an interview between Dr. Steven Lazarus, Psychologist and a high school student named Abigail. She gave permission to post the interview. Dear Dr. Steven Lazarus, Thank you for taking your time to answer the following questions.…
Sad Teen

Healing from a High School Tragedy

A child's teenage years are supposed to be carefree, fun and filled with delightful memories. However, when a tragedy occurs in a teenager's life, all of the joy of adolescence is replaced with feelings of grief, anxiety and sadness. Going forward…
Video games too much

How Much is Too Much: Parents Guide to Video Games

An Ohio teen collapses and is rushed to the hospital after a four-day gaming stint leaves him severely dehydrated. An 18-year-old dies when he develops a blood clot after playing "Diablo 3" for 40 hours straight. While these examples may…
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The Electronic Free Zone

As a child psychologist, I am encountering more questions about electronics every day. “Is my child addicted to electronics?” “Do electronics harm kids?” “Do they cause ADHD?” I recently took a family vacation to the…