Family Counseling

How to Manage Isolation and Loneliness in a Winter Pandemic

By Leanna Alonso, LSW Coping with Depression. The combination of the Covid-19 pandemic and dark wintery months means prolonged and extreme isolation for many. The resulting deep feelings of loneliness can put your mental health in danger. Here’s what you can do about it. First, I want to emphasize that feelings of loneliness and 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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Helping Children Adjust To E-Learning

By Leanna Alonso, LSW Virtual Learning & Covid.​ School has always been a major part of children’s and adolescent’s lives. Going to school provided the family with structure, expectations, routine and socialization. Since COVID, e-learning has now become the new norm for elementary, middle and high schoolers. Adding to the stress of the disruption in […]

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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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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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