Mental Health Providers

Mental Health Providers- Who they are and what they do

Mental Health

Trying to find the right provider to assist with mental health care can feel daunting. Who does what? Do I need a Psychiatrist or a Psychologist?   We help our clients navigate questions like these and others, on a daily basis to ensure they find the best possible care for their needs. There are many […]

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Family Dinnertime

Bring Back Family Dinnertime

Family | Parenting

For many, any given weekday evening is spent shuttling children to and from extra curricular activities. Family dinnertime often happens in the car or on the go, leaving very little face time. Certainly activities and extra learning experiences can be fun for our children. In fact, the physical exercise may be important since many children […]

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Aging Parents and Transitioning to Skilled Care

Aging Parents and transitioning to skilled care

Relationships

Aging Parents: Why We Transition Our Loved Ones from Our Home to a Skilled Nursing Facility Today many adults find they are not only taking care of their children, but their aging parents as well. Many of these families discover over time that caring for their loved ones in the home is no longer an option. […]

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How much stress is too much stress

Question of the Week- Stress

Anxiety | Self Improvement

How much stress is too much stress? This is an interesting question and one that we certainly hear OFTEN. Stress in general can be the root cause for many of our clients to come to see us initially. First, stress is a normal part of every day. Stress in some cases, is a very good […]

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Thought Challenging, and how it works on Anxiety

Anxiety | Self Improvement

Thought challenging is a process in which you challenge the negative thoughts that often lead to anxiety or depression. With strong motivation, discipline and the right support from a licensed professional, negative thought pattern recognition can be re-structured and replaced with positive thought patterns. This involves three steps: (Identify, Challenge & Replace) 1. Identify negative […]

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Teenage Anxiety- Symptoms and Solutions

Anxiety | Parenting

Whether they deserve it or not, teenagers have a reputation for being moody, belligerent and oftentimes downright difficult. These same behaviors can also be signs your teenager may be struggling with anxiety. According to the National institute on Mental Health (NIMH) the average age of onset for anxiety is 11 years old, or around 5th […]

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Spring Cleaning – Relationships

Relationships | Self Improvement

It’s springtime and with springtime comes spring-cleaning. Right? You have probably seen one of those checklists that remind you what to do for your house? Listing things like check the sprinkler systems, change your filters etc. Most people are so busy these days that they would forget all about what to do in that regard, […]

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Counseling, Counselor, Therapist, Therapy

10 Simple Steps: Finding A Great Therapist

Anxiety | Mental Health | Self Improvement

Finding a therapist to help you sort out the most intimate details of your life can be extremely intimidating. Look no further!!! We have done the work for you and compiled 10 steps that will ensure you maximize the opportunity to work with a professional therapist. 1.) Know the difference between a counselor, psychotherapist, psychologist, […]

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depression, anxiety, self improvement

Improving YourSELF

Inspiration | Self Improvement

Written by Andrew Staffier, LCSW at Pace Counseling Group   One of the many ideas that I promote within my practice is the notion of Personal Growth through self-awareness. Understanding oneself is an idea that is centuries old, however is not taught or practiced in grade schools or at the university level. Once we learn […]

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A Parent's Guide to Teens, Drugs & Alcohol Use

A Parent’s Guide to Teens, Drugs & Alcohol Use

Family | Mental Health | Parenting

I receive hundreds of questions about how parents should react to their teenager who is using drugs and alcohol. Some of these parent’s are in denial about the issue, some concerned about how it will effect them long term, and some are even worried about addiction. There are also parents who cannot believe their son/daughter […]

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