Understanding Self Injury: A Guide for Parents -by Emily Hasselquist, LCSW

What is Self Injury? Self Injury can be a difficult subject to discuss with your child.  It is the act of deliberately harming oneself in order to ease emotional pain or discomfort. Common forms of self injury include cutting, burning or scratching. The physical pain associated with self injury can become soothing and even addictive […]

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Is My Child Depressed? 3 Lesser Known Signs of Depression in Children and Adolescents -by Emily Hasselquist, LCSW

Depression in children and adolescents can look very different than it does in adults.  While feelings of sadness and hopelessness are still common symptoms, there are many other warning signs to be aware of.  Below are 3 lesser known symptoms to look for beyond what we typically think of when we hear the term depression:

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Grieving the Loss of Miscarriage and Stillbirth -by Adriana Argueta, LCPC

Regardless of circumstance, many find it difficult to know what to say when someone we know is grieving a loss. One type of loss that may feel particularly sensitive to most is miscarriage and stillbirth. Considering the alarming statistic that one in four women will experience a miscarriage, it is more likely than not that […]

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