TIPP Skill: Turning the Temperature Down on Emotional Intensity

TIPP Skill: Turning the Temperature Down on Emotional Intensity

Feeling like your emotions are reaching a boiling point? Don’t worry, we’ve got a cool technique to help you find relief! TIPP, a handy DBT skill, stands for Temperature, Intense Exercise, Paced Breathing, and Paired Muscle Relaxation. It’s designed to help you regulate overwhelming emotions quickly and effectively. How to Use the TIPP Skill: Temperature:…

Uses of Psychological Testing: From a Psychologist’s Point of View
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Uses of Psychological Testing: From a Psychologist’s Point of View

Ever think about pursuing psychological testing for yourself or a family member? Recently, our founder Dr. Lauren Pasqua discussed the uses for psychological testing on this podcast from Mosaics of Mercy. Here are some highlights from that discussion, or you can listen to the whole podcast here.  What are some common uses for psychological testing? Testing…

What is the Role of a Psychologist?
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What is the Role of a Psychologist?

  We get questions all the time at Connections Child and Family Center about the role of psychologists. Recently, our founder Dr. Lauren Pasqua discussed this topic on this podcast from Mosaics of Mercy. Here are some highlights from that discussion, or you can listen to the whole podcast here.  What do all those credentials…

Hiding in Plain Sight? – Why Autism in Girls Is Often Overlooked
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Hiding in Plain Sight? – Why Autism in Girls Is Often Overlooked

For every girl diagnosed with autism, four boys will be diagnosed. Is that because autism truly occurs more often in boys? Or could it be that the symptoms of the disorder are simply overlooked in girls? The possibility of overlooking autism in girls is actually greater than you may think. That’s because of the variations…

The Connection Between ADHD and Anxiety: Why Your ADHD Child May Also Be Anxious
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The Connection Between ADHD and Anxiety: Why Your ADHD Child May Also Be Anxious

Did you know that nearly half of all children with ADHD also have some other type of mood disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or learning disability? And that includes anxiety. Both ADHD and anxiety have a laundry list of symptoms to keep track of. But, as a parent, you might not automatically think your child is dealing…

College Accommodations for ADHD and LD: Getting Your Child the Services They Need
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College Accommodations for ADHD and LD: Getting Your Child the Services They Need

If you have a child with ADHD or a learning disability, it doesn’t mean they can’t get the most out of a collegiate experience. Today, colleges across the country have put different accommodations in place to help students with disabilities and other learning issues. This makes it easier for everyone to get the college education…

Providing Kids Structure at Home: Tame the Chaos
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Providing Kids Structure at Home: Tame the Chaos

By Kelly Guidry, LPC-S            A few nights ago my family was sitting down to eat dinner when our 4 year old daughter  announced that she had “made her calendar.” My husband and I looked at each other somewhat puzzled, as this was out of context, and then politely asked her what she meant.  She informed…

Beyond Shyness: 7 Signs of Social Anxiety in Children
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Beyond Shyness: 7 Signs of Social Anxiety in Children

It’s not abnormal for children to be shy or even a bit nervous in social situations. The world is still new and they’re still learning appropriate ways to interact with others—especially adults. But it’s important to understand the difference between a shy child and one with social anxiety. We often think of social anxiety as…

6 Benefits of Summer Counseling for Kids
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6 Benefits of Summer Counseling for Kids

With Memorial Day in the rear-view mirror, and temperatures soaring into the 90’s, many of us are excited to begin an enjoyable summer. We at Connections CFC find that parents debate about continuing or beginning counseling services during the summer months.  Vacations, camps, and holidays can interrupt regular therapy participation, leading to consideration of terminating…

Summer Fun: Break from Boredom!
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Summer Fun: Break from Boredom!

By Kelly Guidry, LPC-S Much anticipation is brewing as summer is quickly approaching.  Kids are ready to be done with school and vow that the summer is going to be so much fun! After about one week, who has heard their child say, “I’m bored”.  What does boredom do?  Creates a recipe for a child…