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Coping Skills Group for Teens is now running

May 25, 2018 in Group


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Mindfulness

January 15, 2017 in Stress and Coping

By Dr. Jenn Tickal - - Mindfulness involves acceptance and awareness and is useful in many areas of life. One can learn types of meditation and learn how to focus on a specific object, sound, movement, etc. For example, looking around the room that you are in at this moment, find one object and continue to visually explore this object for several minutes...thinking only of the object and its various qualities.


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Resilience Through Transition

May 25, 2018 in Stress and Coping

Transitions are as challenging as they are inevitable and require adjustment and adaptation to the new and unfamiliar. Here are some helpful ways to increase your resilience and coping as you navigate the transitions you face in your life:


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What Do Five Decades of Research Have to Say About Spanking?

June 14, 2016 in Parenting

By Dr. Gina Zuccolo - - Spanking, defined as an open-handed hit on an individual’s behind or limbs, is sometimes a form a discipline used by parents in attempts to correct a child’s behavior or increase the child’s compliance to rules. A recent analysis of 50 years of research on spanking has shown that spanking actually has the opposite impact on children than what parents hope or intend.


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Adulting in the Modern World

May 25, 2018 in Parenting

Not everyone grows up at the same speed. A criticism you sometimes hear about the current generation of young adults and teens is that they seem somehow unprepared for adulthood. As a parent, you might wonder, how can I best prepare my teen to succeed in the adult world?


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The Benefits of Exercise in Reducing Depression

June 14, 2016 in Women and Wellness

by Dr. Jennifer Richardson - - In a research study by Lynette Craft and Frank Pertna (2004) that was published in the Primary Care Companion Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, the benefits of exercise for individuals who were clinically depressed was reviewed across 37 independent studies


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Distress Tolerance

May 25, 2018 in Stress and Coping

Life holds a series of problems that need to be solved. These problems can sometimes be painful and create distress. When we are able to cope successfully, we feel better about ourselves and the situation


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Improving Mood By Building Experiences of Mastery

June 14, 2016 in Stress and Coping

by Dr. Jennifer Richardson - - Are you someone who is struggling to find enjoyment in your day to day routine? Or perhaps you may be someone who feels increasingly “stuck” or unhappy? Maybe your energy level and motivation has decreased and you find that you have become increasingly isolated from friends and family whom you used to enjoy spending time with? If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions and have felt this way for a few weeks or longer, then keep reading and follow these suggestions to begin to improve your mood.


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Start a New Year’s Resolution Revolution: Creating a Healthy Mindset

May 01, 2018 in Holiday Coping

Many of us make “New Year’s Resolutions” each year yet few of us successfully keep them. Resolutions are most often about adopting behaviors that promote health. To truly improve our health, we need to enrich our understanding of how we take care of ourselves. Success requires adopting and cultivating a new mindset. This new mindset is based on a greater understanding of self care and what you and your body need to feel your best.


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Adjusting Your Lens

June 14, 2016 in Psychology

by Dr. Jenn Tickal - - Are you often finding yourself thinking thoughts such as “I have to be right all the time or else I am a failure?” or “I did a good job… I guess I just got lucky?” Sometimes our thoughts can play a key role in how we interpret events, our emotions, and even our behaviors. Understanding these often “automatic” thought patterns can be an important piece that allows us to look at the lens through which we view the world. If you find your lens is a bit “Eeyorish,” then maybe it is time to start looking at things a bit more objectively. Here are some tips to help transform those thoughts from stifling to inspiring.


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The Practice of Gratitude

May 01, 2018 in Mindfulness

With the holidays in full swing around us, it is a time of year when the practice of gratitude for the people and experiences that we may come in contact with can be especially helpful. Over the past several years, gratitude journals have become popular and researchers have found that the purposeful practice of taking time on a regular basis to think about and write down moments we feel grateful for can improve our mood and increase the frequency of experiencing happiness.


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The Quiet Power of Acceptance

June 14, 2016 in Stress and Coping

By Dr. Jill Langer - - A wise mentor once told me “People come to therapy when they have an unsolvable problem that must be solved.” Can you relate to this dilemma? At one time or another in our lives, we all struggle with something that causes us difficulty or suffering and that does not yield itself to being solved, at least not in any way we can find. Common struggles include our relationships, family, career or school, health, weight, feelings, anxiety, and insomnia, to name a few.


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Flipping the Script in Your Relationship

February 16, 2018 in Couples

Many people look at the New Year as an opportunity to set personal goals to eat healthier, work out more, or be more productive. I am inviting you to consider one more thing to add to your list and that is to be a better partner to your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, or wife. Too often, people get stuck in this never-ending loop of an unsatisfying relationship. I say that it’s time we end that cycle and build something new together.


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Our hearts go out to victims and families of the Orlando shootings

June 12, 2016 in Stress and Coping


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13 Reasons Why

December 27, 2017 in Parenting

13 Reasons Why Many of you may have heard about or encountered the widely-watched and controversial Netflix series 13 Reasons Why – a fictional story about teen suicide. It details the reasons contributing to a young woman’s choice to commit suicide, adding fantasy about her ability to communicate with others after her death and depicting the suicide in gory detail. While the series does an effective job of portraying many difficulties some teens face, it represents suicide as a viable answer, understates the availability of alternatives, and fails to show good coping strategies.


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TBCRP'S SECOND LOCATION IS ADDING NEW PSYCHOLOGISTS!

May 25, 2016 in Group


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How to Make New Year’s Resolutions that Stick

January 15, 2017 in Psychology

By Dr. Jennifer Richardson - - Every year we get swept into the excitement of the potential a new year can bring. All the changes we want to make in life somehow get shelved until this annual turning point—New Year’s Day. If you long to make changes in your life but find that you never follow through with your lofty January goals, I’d like you to consider a new way of implementing change. Let’s look at three common New Year’s Resolutions, how they usually fail, and what you can do to make them actually succeed.


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Coping with Holiday Stress

February 27, 2016 in Holiday Coping

Coping with Holiday Stress By Dr. Jill Langer While the holidays are something many of us look forward to and enjoy, they are also a source of increased stress and anxiety. The challenges of managing time, family obligations, expectations, and money are all heightened under the hopes and pressures of celebrating the season.


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Radical Acceptance

January 15, 2017 in Stress and Coping

By Valerie Siegman - - Radical acceptance was developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan in her quest to answer the question; why do some people get destroyed by suffering and other people grow through suffering? Dr. Linehan studied and researched saints, holocaust survivors, survivors of torture in South America and people who had experienced abject rejection. Those who grew despite adversity somehow seemed to find a way to radically accept that suffering had come. They seemed to accept whatever moment they were in. She named this learned ability “Radical Acceptance” because it had a deep, committed quality to that acceptance.


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Plan Ahead to Avoid Holiday Stress

February 27, 2016 in Holiday Coping

Plan Ahead to Avoid Holiday Stress By Dr. Susan Rarick The holiday season is upon us. While these can be fun times with lots of nostalgia and quality family interactions, they can also be filled with stress. One of the best ways to cope with this is to take a preventative approach. For example, if you experience stress about whether or not to buy a gift for someone, why not ask the person ahead of time if you will be exchanging gifts with each other? Or better yet, try making a suggestion about what you could do to celebrate the occasion and honor your relationship.


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