How to Choose a Psychologist

How to Choose a Psychologist

How to Choose a Psychologist

At some time in our lives, each of us may feel overwhelmed and may need help dealing with our problems. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 30 million Americans need help dealing with feelings and problems…

Teaching Children to be Grateful Givers

Teaching Children to be Grateful Givers
Many know this time of year to be the 'season of giving.' While it's fun thinking about all the gifts to give our kids, it's important to teach them how to be good givers as well. Doing this might be...

Children, Parenting and Holiday Stress

Children, Parenting and Holiday Stress
The holidays are supposed to be a "happy" time for children and families; a season filled with wonder and joy. However, for some families the holidays can be very challenging. Some families may become more stressed during the holidays due...

Navigating Loss and Change During the Holidays

Navigating Loss and Change During the Holidays
Holidays mean time spent with loved ones - a concept most of us grew up believing. Holiday traditions create an atmosphere of warmth and togetherness each year and provide a sense of comfort and belonging. However, recreating that cozy holiday...

Supporting Grieving Children During the Holidays

Supporting Grieving Children During the Holidays

The holidays are here and there is tinsel, glitter and joy everywhere. As we recall our childhood holidays, many of our memories include family gatherings, Santa Claus, gift giving and the birth of our Savior. The feeling of excitement, anticipation…

One Mother’s Story: Christmas 2016

One Mother’s Story: Christmas 2016

The Christmas prior to starting therapy at Pine Rest, my daughter didn’t think she was worthy of living. That year, we both cried the entire way to our family gathering. My daughter suffered from high anxiety and was very depressed….

Navigating the Blended “Yours, Mine and Ours” Holidays

Navigating the Blended “Yours, Mine and Ours” Holidays
Four Parents, Sixteen Grandparents, Ten Christmas Celebrations, Split Holiday Vacation... While this could be some strange rendition of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" it actually represents the challenging reality blended families face. The holidays add stress every family must navigate,...

E is for Empathy: How Parents Teach Empathy

E is for Empathy: How Parents Teach Empathy

At the holidays, many of us take stock of the blessings in our lives and look for ways to give to those who have less than we do. It is also a time when children are frequently heard saying, “I…

After Perinatal Mood Disorder: Reclaiming Your Intimacy

After Perinatal Mood Disorder: Reclaiming Your Intimacy
  This post is part three in a three-part series on how to rebuild the relationship between partners after a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMD), which includes postpartum depression and anxiety. According to marriage therapist and researcher Dr. John...