Back to School Blues: Making the Transition Easier by Emily Hasselquist, LCSW

The beginning of a new school year is always exciting. But while the idea of shopping for school supplies and a first day outfit are fun for many children, some struggle with starting a new year. As the first day approaches, some children become can become anxious or moody.  As a school social worker for the past […]

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Raising Confident Children by Emily Hasselquist, LCSW

Confidence can be a struggle for people of all ages.  Everyone has lacked confidence at some point in their life, whether during childhood, adolescence or adulthood.  Throughout my own childhood and adolescence, I remember hesitating to raise my hand in class for fear of giving the wrong answer and having everyone laugh at me.  I […]

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Five Love Languages by Laura Novak, LCSW, CADC

A fun and practical book I like to use with couples is The Five Love Languages, written by Dr. Gary Chapman.  The book describes five unique ways in which people give and want to receive love in a partnership. The languages include Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Physical Touch, Gifts, and Acts of Service. The […]

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