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…
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Teens and Social Media: What Parents Need to Know Part I

  Ever feel like your teen spends more time typing into their digital device than actually talking with -- or spending time with -- actual, live people? If you do, you're not alone. The use of social media has boomed over the past…
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Is Your Teen Suffering From Senioritis? How Parents Can Help

Every spring, it's the same story: Graduating seniors at high schools around the country come down with a case of "senioritis." While it may not sound all that serious, senioritis poses enough of a problem to make universities sit up and take…
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The Furry Therapist: How Dogs Aid Psychotherapy

Research and my personal observations show that a well-trained therapy dog often is a patient's best friend during counseling sessions. Brief interactions with therapy dogs can decrease production of the stress hormone epinephrine, reduce blood…
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Animal Assisted Therapy with Dogs

It’s no secret that humans have long shared a special bond with dogs– perhaps even for as long as Homo-sapiens has been around as a species. But did you know that our association with dogs actually offers a number of mental, emotional…