Resilience guide for parents and teachers

American Psychological Association. (2020, August 26). Resilience guide for parents and teachers. http://www.apa.org/topics/resilience-guide-parents   We tend to idealize childhood as a carefree time, but youth alone offers no shield against the emotional hurts, challenges, and traumas many children face. Children can be asked to deal with problems ranging from adapting to a new classroom or online schooling to bullying by peers or…

COVID-19 anxiety counseling

To everyone resisting the urge to start therapy now: Now is the time. The APA, WHO, and all other mental health organizations, professionals, and experts are now weighing in on the extreme stress the current situation is causing. Please don’t hesitate to call or email us to make an appointment. We can do in-person, video, and phone therapy. Don’t hesitate.…

Don’t let COVID-19 stop you….

For all new and existing clients: We are open for business as usual. If you’d like to come in the office for your visit, we have hand sanitizer, practice social distancing, and have plenty of space in our lobby (and toilet paper). However, if you’d like a teletherapy appointment, all of our therapists are available for that as well. Don’t…

Medication management now available!

GREAT BIG NEWS!!!! As many of you know, we’ve been working diligently to help our clients find someone who can manage their medications. After a long, exhaustive search, we’ve finally got that in place! Welcome to our team Pat Jones, APRN Pat will be working out of our Alpharetta/Roswell office beginning in February 2020 and will be closely affiliated with…

Turn Off, Tune Out, and Drop In, At Least Sometimes

Turn Off, Tune Out, and Drop In, At Least Sometimes A modus operandi for living in a screen time world. Sebastian Stone Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash When Timothy Leary uttered the infamous counterculture-era battle cry, “Turn on, tune in, drop out”, he did not have electronic devices in mind. He was urging people to accept cultural change and challenge societal norms, conventions, and hierarchies. Psychedelics aided this process,…

APA Urges Action to End Disparities in Mental Health Coverage

WASHINGTON, D.C. — People seeking treatment for mental illness and substance use disorders continue to pay more and face more barriers to accessing care than those seeking care for physical illness, according to a report released today from Milliman, Inc., and the disparity has worsened over the past two years. Patients using commercial PPO health plans – considered “Cadillac plans” because…

Travel for Work? We have the therapy for you!

Are you one of the hundreds of thousands of employees or business owners who travel all the time for work? Do you never know when you’ll be available for a free hour? Does all this keep you from engaging in the therapy or counseling or life coaching that you want so you can deal with your anxiety, depression, marriage and…

Momo Challenge – Real or Not real?

By Abby Ohlheiser of the Washington Post March 1 If you’re a parent of a young child, chances are that someone on Facebook has sent you an alarming post about the “Momo challenge,” a game illustrated by a disturbing photograph of a woman, in which participants are blackmailed into completing increasingly dangerous tasks. Maybe that post says that Momo is the…

Welcome Lisa Ibekwe, LMSW to our staff

ANNOUCEMENT: We are very, very proud and excited to announce the newest member of our team, Lisa Ibekwe, LMSW!!!! She will be seeing our 18 and under clients in our new Roswell/Alpharetta office starting February 1.   Lisa is extremely smart with a great personality and we feel like she’ll bond well with the kids and teens and develop rapport…