Who’s an Ideal Client for DBT: A Path to Empowerment and Emotional Well-Being
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Who’s an Ideal Client for DBT: A Path to Empowerment and Emotional Well-Being

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a specialized and evidence-based treatment approach that has proven highly effective in helping individuals navigate emotional challenges and improve their overall well-being. While DBT can be beneficial for a wide range of people, there are specific characteristics that make someone an ideal client for this transformative therapy. Let’s explore who…

What is the Safe and Sound Protocol and How Can It Help You?
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What is the Safe and Sound Protocol and How Can It Help You?

Based on Polyvagal Theory  Polyvagal Theory or the “science of feeling safe,” is another one of the key research advancements that helps us better understand our challenges and gives us a foundational framework for non-invasive ways to support them. Developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, Polyvagal Theory focuses on what is happening in the body and…

Understanding The Toxicity of Perfectionism
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Understanding The Toxicity of Perfectionism

By Shannan Blum, LMFT, CCATP-CA Having worked almost a decade with clients who suffered from eating disorders, severe anxiety and depression as well as trauma, one of the common themes among many was this push for “perfection” across many areas of their lives. This showed up in body image and appearance, school performance, friendships, relationship…

All About Parent Child Interaction Therapy
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All About Parent Child Interaction Therapy

What is PCIT?Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is a positive, direct, and intensive therapy that helps both parents and children work on their parent-child relationship. What are the stages in PCIT?There are a few stages to Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. The first stage is to gather information about the client’s behaviors and the parent-child relationship. This is…

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…

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…

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…

What to Do: After a New Autism Diagnosis
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What to Do: After a New Autism Diagnosis

What to Do: After a New Autism Diagnosis Whether you are reading this article because your child has just received an autism diagnosis or you are concerned that your child may have autism, this information may be useful. You’re in shock. It’s not supposed to be this way; this isn’t the child you dreamed of…