Black-and-white thinking, or all-or-nothing thinking, is the “polarized lens” of cognitive distortions associated with mood swings and relational conflict.

Stuck in a Worn-Out Story? Black-and-White Thinking Could Be the Culprit

Pain is a part of the human experience, but it’s the unhelpful thoughts we have about our pain, and our response to these thoughts, that fuel psychological distress. In the world of...
PERMA model is a model by Martin Seligman that helps you attain overall well-being as opposed to just short term boosts of happiness.video

What is the PERMA Model by Martin Seligman?

In this video, we're going into the PERMA model by Martin Seligman and what that entails.PERMA model is a model that helps you attain overall well-being as...
Auditory Processing Disorder, or APD, means that something is negatively affecting the brain’s ability to process or interpret auditory information.

What is Auditory Processing Disorder? Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

Auditory Processing Disorders, while gathering a bit more attention every day, are still relatively unheard of by many people and often misunderstood. One of the difficulties in identifying Auditory...
As parents, partners, even friends, we tend to fall into one of two categories: an octopus (the pursuer) or a turtle (the avoider). Which one are you?

Are You an Octopus or a Turtle?

As parents, partners, even friends, we tend to fall into one of two categories:An octopus (the pursuer) A turtle (the avoider)Understanding the role we...
Caregiver burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion that may be accompanied by a change in attitude. Balancing caregiving and personal responsibilities is no easy task.

Signs, Symptoms, and Solutions to Caregiver Burnout

Being a caregiver is a challenging and time-consuming job. Caring for someone who is ill or disabled requires energy, time and resources. Often, the caregiver is a family member, a friend or...
One of the big complaints I get from parents in my practice is their kid's manners and how to teach them etiquette and proper table manners during dinner.video

How to Teach Dinner Etiquette and Table Manners to Kids

One of the big complaints I get from parents in my practice is their kid's manners and how to teach them etiquette and proper table manners during dinner.
Radical acceptance is an important skill from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan. It is the process of accepting life as it comes.

Learning the Art of Radical Acceptance

We’ve all struggled with events that we don’t want to experience, which is when radical acceptance may be one of the most powerful skills that you can implement.
Sexuality is a big part of the human experience and is often not addressed with teens and adults on the Asperger's and Autism spectrum.

Love, Romance, and Sexuality on the Asperger’s and Autism Spectrum

Sexuality on the Asperger's and Autism SpectrumGrowing up, I always heard the saying, “never talk about money, religion, politics, or sex.” The assumption is these are obviously emotionally...
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How Can I Implement Change at Home?

Let's talk about change and how it's cyclical.So, a lot of times parents wanna change their child's behavior or maybe you wanna change something about what you're...
In Dr. Dave Verhaagen's six-part "OMEGAS" plan, he answers a commonly asked question. What is mindfulness and how can mindfulness improve your well-being?

How Mindfulness Can Improve Your Well-Being: OMEGAS

Dr. Dave Verhaagen continues his series for Psych Bytes called OMEGAS that helps young adults live happier lives. In the second of this six-part plan, he explains what Mindfulness is and how it can lead...