Author: Debby Urken

Questions about Child and Family Therapy?

A Parents’ Guide to Mental/Behavioral Health Therapy for Children, Teens, and Young Adults When a child starts therapy for mental/behavioral health, parents may have lots of questions. And it may

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Picture Book Picks for Mental Health

Reading books together is a great way to start to talk to your kids about mental health and wellness. Did you know? There’s a type of therapy, called “bibliotherapy,” which

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Help Your Child Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Children and teens need more sleep than adults, and often don’t get enough of it! Lack of quality sleep can contribute to mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression,

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Rediscover Yourself Through Writing

Notes from a Therapist’s Desk… The kids are back to school! Perhaps you can breathe a little easier, and maybe even make some time for yourself. Why not pull out

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The Power of Pressing “Pause”

Notes from a Therapist’s Desk… Are you or your child feeling down? Unsure of how to start moving in the direction you want to go in? Know that you are

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How to Transform Big Emotions

One of the primary reasons that kids and adults come to therapy is that they have a hard time coping with big emotions. Many adults think they or their child

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Six Factors That Affect Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and a good time to review the different factors that play a role in child, teen, and adult mental health. Seeking out a therapist

Nadia Zanger, LMFT

Get to Know Nadia Zanger, LMFT

Q: What was it that made you interested in psychology? A: I was interested in behavioral issues… the way people feel about themselves and the way they relate to other

Lactation Cookie Recipe

Adapted from the “How Sweet Eats” website. Lactation cookies are traditionally highly dense cookies with a lot of calories (think extra butter) and fancy additions, such as herbs or brewers

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Can Social Media Use Be Healthy?

Many of us have a complicated relationship with social media. On the one hand, it keeps us connected to loved ones, friends, and family. On the other hand, we’ve heard

Anne Berkery

Get to Know Anne Berkery, OTR/L

Q: What is occupational therapy all about? A: Most people think occupational therapy is about jobs, recovery, or going back to work. While this is often the case for adults,