Rescuing Your New Year’s Resolutions

Rescuing Your New Year’s Resolutions

Rescuing Your New Year’s Resolutions

As the clock approached midnight New Year’s Eve, vowing to work out every day, eat healthier, spend more time with the kids or be a better employee seemed totally realistic and attainable. However, 25 percent of us fell off the…

Understanding How Play Therapy Works

Understanding How Play Therapy Works
Amanda Shaneberger, MA, LPC, a Registered Play Therapist at the Pine Rest Northwest Clinic, answers some frequently asked questions about play therapy and its role in treating children. What exactly is play therapy? Play therapy helps children solve their problems...

9 Tips for Supporting Someone After a Loved One Dies

9 Tips for Supporting Someone After a Loved One Dies
By Bob VandePol, MSW Supporting someone after a loved one dies provides a daunting challenge. Those you reach out to will never forget your response. Neither will you. The following suggestions have proven helpful: 1. Listening is the most effective...

When Teens Need More Than Outpatient Therapy

When Teens Need More Than Outpatient Therapy

With our Adolescent PHP program, teens receive expert, intensive and structured daily care a teen would experience in the hospital while they are still able to return home each evening.

How Psychologists Can Help with Weight Management

How Psychologists Can Help with Weight Management

Many people struggle with weight control. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 33 percent of U.S. adults are overweight and an additional 36 percent are obese. Approximately one in six children in the U.S. is obese. People…

Give Yourself the Grace to Start Fresh Each Day

Give Yourself the Grace to Start Fresh Each Day

Working on a New Year’s resolution? You’re in good company. According to some studies almost half of us “usually” resolve to change something in our life beginning January 1. Common resolutions include losing weight, getting organized…

Making and Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

Making and Keeping New Year’s Resolutions
As the ball in Times Square counts down the seconds to the New Year, many of us will resolve to do things differently…lose weight, stop drinking caffeine, exercise more, spend less money, spend more time with family, or start a...

Tips for Avoiding a Holiday Relapse

Tips for Avoiding a Holiday Relapse
The holiday season may be a difficult time for those in recovery. Spreading yourself too thin, high expectations and fatigue can all lead to feelings of being overwhelmed. Stress can also increase with all of the additional activities and time...

Navigating the Blended “Yours, Mine and Ours” Family Holidays

Navigating the Blended “Yours, Mine and Ours” Family Holidays
  Four parents, 16 grandparents, 10 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...

Severe Pregnancy-Related Depression May Be Rooted In Inflammation

Severe Pregnancy-Related Depression May Be Rooted In Inflammation

A runaway, inflammatory immune response may be responsible for triggering severe depression during and after pregnancy, according to a new study published in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity. Not to be mistaken for the rapidly passing “baby blues,” which…