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Creating a Manageable Work-Life Balance for Parents in Challenging Times

Melanie Brosnan, LCPC Work-Life Balance Imagine this scene: You awake from your already disrupted sleep by your crying infant to begin what seems like the umpteenth day of the work-childcare balancing act. You stumble out of bed to console your child, then wander into the kitchen to have a “healthy” breakfast of a granola bar […]

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The Pandemic: How to Manage Feelings of Loss and Grief

By Leanna Alonso, LSW Coping with Anxieties.​ Every individual on this planet has experienced the feeling of losing something or someone and having to grieve that loss – especially during the pandemic. It would be difficult to believe anyone who says he or she has had no feelings of anger, loneliness, isolation, anxiety, or sadness […]

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Challenge and Change Your Negative Thoughts

By Melanie Brosnan, LCPC Negative Thinking. Negative thinking is fairly common as all individuals will likely go through times of feeling sad, insecure, uncertain, or stressed. However, negative thinking, if not kept in check, can snowball into mental and physical health issues. How do you put a stop to negative thinking? In our counseling process, […]

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Supporting Your Kids During the Pandemic

By Melanie Brosnan, LCPC The Pandemic | Parent Support. This is Part 2 of our series on helping children cope with the pandemic. As described in Part 1 of this blog, supporting our children is essential during these challenging times. Children rely on parents for strength and guidance. Children are resilient and, most of the […]

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When it Comes to Calming Anxiety, Practice Makes Perfect

5 Ways to Calm Yourself When you are Feeling Anxious. Have you ever practiced calming your anxious thoughts and feelings? If not, it might be time to come up with a routine to lessen your anxiety. It isn’t uncommon, especially during the current COVID pandemic, for the uncertainty around so many aspects of life to […]

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Going Back to School: Managing Emotions During Times of Uncertainty

By Melanie Brosnan, LCPC The Pandemic | Parent Support. This is Part 1 of our series on helping children cope with the pandemic. As summer break comes to an end and parents begin thinking about the school year, it is natural to think about the routines that are associated with school, sports, and weekend leisure […]

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