Author: Debby Urken

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4 Ways to Set Yourselves Free

It’s a brand new year! Have you or your child been feeling discouraged about meeting your new year’s resolutions? Or are you simply feeling a bit stuck? Like you can’t

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Mindfulness Activities for the Holidays

The winter season is here… What better time to slow down, reflect, and cultivate mindfulness? Mindfulness can be fun and relaxing for people of all ages. Here are a few

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What To Do When Your Child Lies

When your child lies to you it feels crummy, doesn’t it? Often times parents feel they need to ‘fix’ their child’s lying by calling them out on it and trying

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How to Talk to Your Child About Suicide

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the suicide rate for youth aged 10–24 increased 62% from 2007 through 2021. Black

Get to Know Heather Finn, LCSW

Q: Tell us about your work as a clinical social worker. A: I’ve spent most of my professional career working with youth who have been impacted by developmental trauma and

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Mental Health Tech Round-up

Research shows that excessive screen time can be detrimental to our children’s health. Certain kinds of technology, however, used mindfully, have the power to support children’s and parents’ mental health.

Amy Cormode, LAC
Child & Family Therapist

Amy Cormode, LAC (she/her)Child & Family Clinician Hi. I’m Amy Cormode. I’m a licensed associate counselor and a therapist at Intuition Wellness Center.  “It is only with the heart that

Leah Capece
Administrative Assistant

Leah Capece (she/her)Administrative Assistant Hi. I’m Leah Capece. I’m an administrative Assistant at Intuition Wellness Center.  “Well behaved women seldom make history.” – Eleanor Roosevelt   I bring my expertise

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Working with Anger

Anger often gets a bad rap. When left unchecked, it can cause arguments, meltdowns, and mayhem. But just like other emotions, anger can help us if we listen to it.

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Books for the New Year!

Looking for books for yourself or your children that speak to the challenges you are facing? We have suggestions! Read on for book picks for children, young adults, and parents

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Preparing for a Beautiful New Year

The holidays are here! It is cold outside and getting dark early. It’s a natural time to turn inward and reflect. Sometimes self-reflection can turn into rumination or depression. We

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