Archive for the ‘Children’ Category

12 May

Why I joined a group of clinicians devoted to Women’s Psychological Health Services

Staff Therapist Laurel Roe, MS CHR, MFT is one of over 20 clinicians in the Women's Psychological Health Services program at Council for Relationships. Read on to find out more about the services offered and why CFR staff members are honored to be a part of… Read More

21 Mar

The benefits of “faking calm” when you feel angry

March Featured Therapist Ellen Mishel, MSS, LSW, MFT specializes in helping parents improve their parenting skills and relationships with their children. Her tips for channeling angry energy into productive communication are great for couple or co-worker relationships, too.  We all get angry. Anger is a natural… Read More

13 Feb

How to Recognize Anxiety in Children

Sarah Bauer, MS, MFT is a couple and family therapist, specializing in domestic violence, trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. Many children and adults experience anxiety at one time or another. Adults may attribute such feelings of nervousness (“butterflies”), worry, or sleep issues.… Read More

31 Jan

How to Talk So Your Children Will Listen

Ellen Mishel, MSS, LSW, MFT is a licensed social worker and Certified Parenting Educator who works with individuals, couples, families, and more. Are you frustrated that your child isn’t listening to you? Are you feeling stressed because there’s yelling and screaming in your home, but… Read More

2 Jan

How to Set New Year’s Resolutions: A Guide for Parents and their Children

Michele Southworth, JD, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a licensed attorney. When working with divorcing and divorced families, she uniquely combines her two professions to serve as therapist, co-parenting counselor, mediator, or parenting coordinator. New Year’s resolutions for children ages 5 to… Read More

18 Dec

Inter-Generational Holiday Celebrations: A Guide For Adult Children and Their Parents

Staff Therapist Susan Neumann Gordon, LSW, MBA, has extensive experience with individuals, couples and families in life transitions, relationships between parents and adult children, and couples' conflict resolution and communication skills.  During the season of joy and light, we may have high hopes for family togetherness… Read More

25 Oct

How to Deal with Halloween Anxiety

Halloween is a time of frights, horror, and of course, candy.  Although goblins and ghouls can entice some, for many it can be a time of terror - not the good kind. For some, it can heighten anxiety that was present before the trick or… Read More

3 Oct

Coping with the Las Vegas Shooting: How to Talk to Your Kids

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What About the Children? Ben King and Laurel Roe, staff therapists at CFR, share their insights below on how to talk to your kids about the shooting in Las Vegas this week. “I am so upset that my children are growing up in this world.” … Read More

7 Sep

Kindergarten Wall, A poem about children and stress

Children are amazing little seeds that will someday grow into wise and sturdy trees. Parents, teachers, and therapists are some of the most helpful resources and advocates for today’s children. With so much going on in the world, so many expectations in school, and abundant… Read More

18 Apr

The Magic of Sand Tray Therapy for Children

Sand Tray Therapy, or Sandplay, is hands on psychological work. It is a powerful therapeutic technique that facilitates the minds natural capacity for healing. In a safe space, a client creates a physical manifestation of his or her world using sand, water, and miniature objects. Typically this technique is… Read More