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There has been an increased focus on the school-to-prison pipeline. This refers to the disproportionate number of black children suspended or expelled.

Shutting Down the School-to-Prison Pipeline

In recent years, there has been an increased focus on the school-to-prison pipeline. Traditionally, this term has been used to refer to the disproportionate number of black and brown children who are...
Despite mental health being a very prevalent issue, volunteering abroad taught me that my generalized anxiety is not the source of all my discomfort.

3 Lessons That Volunteering Abroad Taught Me About My Anxiety

Two summers ago I decided that I would join my Dad on a 3-week mission trip to Kenya, Africa with our church. At 19 years old, I was the youngest person on...
“Mental Health” encompasses our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. But how can you make your mental health a priority?

Mental Health Extends Beyond a Diagnosis, So Make Yours a Priority

Mental Health Extends Beyond a Diagnosis Mental health is a priority for everyone, whether or not a diagnosis is present. “Mental Health” encompasses our emotional, psychological, and social well-being.
People need to be educated on ways to support victims of sexual assault. The first step to supporting a sexual assault survivor is to avoid victim blaming.

Victim Blaming 101: What a Sexual Assault Survivor Needs You to Know

As I wrote in my previous article, I was sexually assaulted my sophomore year of college by a stranger at an outdoor, public music festival. I am now a...
With a good work environment, you have the power to boost productivity and improve well-being. However, creating a positive work environment isn't easy...

How Important is a Good Work Environment? 10 Signs of a Positive Workplace

Can your work environment make or break how happy you are?My cousin recently called me regarding a situation that annoyed her at work. She called to vent or...
Is your child is being bullied at school? Bullying is a very serious issue, often associated with negative outcomes. Parenting strategies for bullying...

My Child is Being Bullied: Parenting Strategies for Bullying

My Child is Being BulliedIt’s lunchtime in a busy school cafeteria and while you see several empty seats at the table, when you start to put your things...
Summertime has arrived and with it comes a shift in schedules, activities, and priorities. DO NOT ignore these five healthy habits this summer.

5 Healthy Habits to Kickstart Your Summer

Summertime has arrived and with it comes a shift in schedules, activities, and priorities. Kids are out of school. Families take vacations. Schedules are no longer centered around school, tutors, or carpool....
Behavior is the hardest to change when it is maintained by fear. The fear of change always exists, even when trying to change unhealthy habits.

Fear of Change Makes it Difficult to Break Unhealthy Habits

Why Is It so Difficult to Break Unhealthy Habits?If you are trying to change a behavior you may have noticed it takes weeks of repeated actions before you...
In this episode of the Psych Bytes podcast, Craig Pohlman, Ph.D., and Jennifer Fights, LPC, analyzes a few reasons why Americans are getting less rest.video

Rest for the Weary: Mental Health Benefits of Downtime

Rest for the Weary: Mental Health Benefits of DowntimeHow rested do you feel right now? Americans, in particular, are struggling with rest. The United States produces a lot...
Your teens can teach you a lot of things - if you let them. Here are some of the ways that daughters have taught me to be a better version of myself.

How My Daughters Teach Me to Be A Better Version of Myself

Your teens can teach you a lot of things—if you let them.In my private practice, I work primarily with teens and young adults, but I also do a...