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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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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…
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How Therapy Dogs Help Children with Reading

Did you know that dogs can help your child both improve their reading skills and learn to love reading in the process? If your child struggles with reading, consider tutoring with a terrier! Just ask the kids at B.F. Kitchen Elementary School…
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What is the difference between a psychologist and psychiatrist?

Many people want to know how a psychologist and psychiatrist are different. Education: Both a psychologist and psychiatrist start with a bachelor’s degree. What is different is what happens next in school. A psychiatrist goes to…
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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…