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2609, 2022

Tips for autistic adolescents transitioning into adulthood

By |September 26th, 2022|Categories: Autism, Mental Health, Parenting, Student Success|Tags: |Comments Off on Tips for autistic adolescents transitioning into adulthood

The transition from adolescence to adulthood can be tricky [...]

509, 2022

Back to school: How to establish a back-to-school routine with your young child

By |September 5th, 2022|Categories: Childhood Anxiety, Emotional Health, Family Health, Parenting|Comments Off on Back to school: How to establish a back-to-school routine with your young child

Transitions are always a little scary. And even though [...]

1908, 2022

The importance of early evaluation and neurodiversity-affirming care for autism

By |August 19th, 2022|Categories: Autism, Child Evaluations|Tags: |Comments Off on The importance of early evaluation and neurodiversity-affirming care for autism

Autism is a genetically-based neurotype that results in different [...]

1305, 2022

How to: Talk to your child about their mental health

By |May 13th, 2022|Categories: Anxiety, Childhood Anxiety, Children, Coping, Family Health, Parenting|Comments Off on How to: Talk to your child about their mental health

This blog is part of an ongoing series on [...]

1412, 2021

New Year’s Resolutions during the pandemic may not, and don’t have to, look the same as normal

By |December 14th, 2021|Categories: Emotional Health, Holidays, Mindset|Comments Off on New Year’s Resolutions during the pandemic may not, and don’t have to, look the same as normal

How many of us have ever made it our [...]

1412, 2021

The importance of therapy animals — and pets in general — to healing and connection 

By |December 14th, 2021|Categories: Anxiety, Family Health, Pets, Therapy|Comments Off on The importance of therapy animals — and pets in general — to healing and connection 

Scroll down to the very bottom of Georgetown Psychology’s [...]

2911, 2021

Is SPACE therapy for childhood anxiety right for my family?

By |November 29th, 2021|Categories: Anxiety, Childhood Anxiety, Family Health, Parenting|Comments Off on Is SPACE therapy for childhood anxiety right for my family?

Watching your child or adolescent struggle with an anxiety [...]

2906, 2021

Can a Psychoeducational Assessment Unlock a Better Life For Your Child?

By |June 29th, 2021|Categories: Child Evaluations, Children, Cognitive Performance, Educational Services|Comments Off on Can a Psychoeducational Assessment Unlock a Better Life For Your Child?

  Everyone struggles with life’s challenges… but have you noticed [...]

1106, 2021

“Burnout” is This Year’s Buzzword — Are You Experiencing It?

By |June 11th, 2021|Categories: Anxiety, Coping, COVID-19, Emotional Health, Mental Health, Online Therapy|Comments Off on “Burnout” is This Year’s Buzzword — Are You Experiencing It?

Burnout is one of the biggest buzzwords of 2021 [...]

3004, 2021

Why Going Back to the Office Isn’t Exciting for Everyone

By |April 30th, 2021|Categories: Anxiety, Coping, COVID-19, Mental Health, Performance, Therapy|Comments Off on Why Going Back to the Office Isn’t Exciting for Everyone

It’s finally happening! COVID-19 restrictions are loosening as vaccines [...]

704, 2021

School Avoidance and What It Means For Your Kid

By |April 7th, 2021|Categories: Anxiety, Childhood Anxiety, Children, Emotional Health, Parenting, Teenagers|Comments Off on School Avoidance and What It Means For Your Kid

At the beginning of the pandemic, most kids were [...]

1803, 2021

When You Really Want to Scratch an Itch

By |March 18th, 2021|Categories: Anxiety, Brain Health, Childhood Anxiety, Children, Coping, COVID-19, Emotional Health, Family Health, Mindfulness|Comments Off on When You Really Want to Scratch an Itch

I once had a meditation teacher who spent a [...]

203, 2021

Schools Reopening After COVID

By |March 2nd, 2021|Categories: Anxiety, Childhood Anxiety, Children, Coping, COVID-19, Emotional Health, Parenting, Social Anxiety Disorder, Student Success|Comments Off on Schools Reopening After COVID

What is “Normal” Anyhow?  We’re halfway through the spring [...]

1802, 2021

Mirror Neurons: Super Power or Kryptonite? 

By |February 18th, 2021|Categories: Couples Skills, Emotional Health, Family Health, Mental Health, Mindfulness|Comments Off on Mirror Neurons: Super Power or Kryptonite? 

Last week’s post was about family cohesion and two [...]

402, 2021

Secondary Emotions: A Key to Compassionate Conversations

By |February 4th, 2021|Categories: Coping, Emotional Health, Mental Health, Stress, Therapy|Comments Off on Secondary Emotions: A Key to Compassionate Conversations

There are 48 recognized emotions in the English language [...]

1901, 2021

The Therapeutic Power of Taking a Walk

By |January 19th, 2021|Categories: Anxiety, Coping, Emotional Health, Exercise, Mental Health, self care, Stress, Therapy|Comments Off on The Therapeutic Power of Taking a Walk

Walk-and-talk therapy isn’t new to the scene. It’s a [...]

1512, 2020

The Benefits of Learning about Learning Differences

By |December 15th, 2020|Categories: ADHD, ADHD symptoms, Autism, Child Evaluations, Childhood Anxiety, Cognitive Performance, Educational Services, Social Anxiety Disorder, Student Success, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Benefits of Learning about Learning Differences

This year has taught us that “school” is much more [...]

1711, 2020

Why Thanksgiving Break is a Great Time for Mental Health

By |November 17th, 2020|Categories: Anxiety, College, Coping, Emotional Health, Parenting, Therapy|Comments Off on Why Thanksgiving Break is a Great Time for Mental Health

For the 12 million undergraduate students enrolled across America, [...]

2309, 2020

Freshman Funk: Online Therapy Resources for College Students

By |September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Brain Health, College, COVID-19, Mental Health, Online Therapy, Therapy|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Freshman Funk: Online Therapy Resources for College Students

How online therapy can benefit college students during COVID-19 While [...]

1708, 2020

Knowing When Therapy Is Beneficial and What To Do Next (Part 1 of 2)

By |August 17th, 2020|Categories: Coping, Health, Mental Health, Online Therapy, Therapy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Knowing When Therapy Is Beneficial and What To Do Next (Part 1 of 2)

By: Anna Passyn, LPC Often it is hard to know [...]

1308, 2020

Going Back to College in the Fall? Here are a Few Tips to Transition Back

By |August 13th, 2020|Categories: Anxiety, College, COVID-19, Student Success|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Going Back to College in the Fall? Here are a Few Tips to Transition Back

By: Ella Cohn, Summer Intern, High Point University Transitioning back [...]

3007, 2020

Living A Meaningful Life in a Pandemic: Explore and Find Your Own “Right Answers”

By |July 30th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Living A Meaningful Life in a Pandemic: Explore and Find Your Own “Right Answers”

By Maria Zimmitti, Ph.D. The ongoing pandemic has us all [...]

2707, 2020

A Glimpse Into Understanding Intergenerational Trauma

By |July 27th, 2020|Categories: Family Health, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on A Glimpse Into Understanding Intergenerational Trauma

By Samantha Congdon, LMFT According to the National Council, 70% [...]

907, 2020

Summer of COVID: Boredom Busters for Kids, Adults and Families (Part 1)

By |July 9th, 2020|Categories: Children, COVID-19, Parenting, Teenagers|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Summer of COVID: Boredom Busters for Kids, Adults and Families (Part 1)

By: Liz Merrill, LCSW With camps canceled, vacations rescheduled, and [...]

1506, 2020

How to Manage Relationship Stress in The “New Normal”

By |June 15th, 2020|Categories: Couples Skills, Couples Therapy, COVID-19|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on How to Manage Relationship Stress in The “New Normal”

By Maria Zimmitti, Ph.D. Back in April, I read an [...]

806, 2020

Helping Children Understand the Importance of The Mask

By |June 8th, 2020|Categories: Children, COVID-19, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Helping Children Understand the Importance of The Mask

By Samantha Congdon, LMFT As businesses start to reopen and [...]

2004, 2020

Group Therapy: The Connection We Are Missing during COVID and Beyond

By |April 20th, 2020|Categories: Mental Health, Online Therapy|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Group Therapy: The Connection We Are Missing during COVID and Beyond

By: Samantha Congdon, LMFT During this pandemic, we are missing [...]

1504, 2020

The Power of Writing Your Story: Narrative Therapy With Children

By |April 15th, 2020|Categories: Anxiety, Childhood Anxiety, Children, Mental Health|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Power of Writing Your Story: Narrative Therapy With Children

By Samantha Congdon, LMFT  Once upon a time, there was [...]

804, 2020

Living in Close Quarters: The Two-Minute Reset

By |April 8th, 2020|Categories: Children, Parenting, Teenagers|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Living in Close Quarters: The Two-Minute Reset

By: Caroline Spearman, Psy.D. Flatten the curve. Stay inside. Don’t [...]

2803, 2020

Look Mom!  No Hands!  Adjusting to New Times

By |March 28th, 2020|Categories: Coping, Emotional Health, Gratitude, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Mindset, self care|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Look Mom!  No Hands!  Adjusting to New Times

By Anna Passyn, LPC Do you remember that moment?  When you were [...]

2603, 2020

The Good Kind of Screen Time: Online Therapy

By |March 26th, 2020|Categories: Children, Online Therapy, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Good Kind of Screen Time: Online Therapy

By: Samantha Congdon, LMFT Technology has changed the way our [...]

2303, 2020

Activities and Educational Resources for Home During COVID-19

By |March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Brain Health, Childhood Anxiety, Children, Computers, Educational Services, Family Health, Kindergarten, Mental Health, Parenting, Social Media, Student Success, Technology, Teenagers, Toddlers|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Activities and Educational Resources for Home During COVID-19

By Madison DeLeon, B.S., BCN, QEEG-T Being home for an [...]

1803, 2020

Eating Disorders: How to Maintain Recovery in Quarantine

By |March 18th, 2020|Categories: Anxiety, Coping, Eating Disorder|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Eating Disorders: How to Maintain Recovery in Quarantine

By: Caroline Spearman PsyD., BCN & Madison DeLeon B.S., BCN, [...]

1703, 2020

Things To Consider When Choosing An Online Therapy Platform

By |March 17th, 2020|Categories: Computers, Online Therapy, self care|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Things To Consider When Choosing An Online Therapy Platform

By: Jennifer Peter Online therapy (also known as Teletherapy) seems [...]

1002, 2020

Need to Increase Attention? Decrease Your Alpha Brain Waves!

By |February 10th, 2020|Categories: Brain Health, Neurofeedback|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Need to Increase Attention? Decrease Your Alpha Brain Waves!

By Madison DeLeon BS, BCN, QEEG-T Everyone has moments throughout [...]

2701, 2020

Anxiety Is Trying to Help (Even If It Doesn’t Feel Like It)

By |January 27th, 2020|Categories: Anxiety, Brain Health, Student Success, Teenagers|Comments Off on Anxiety Is Trying to Help (Even If It Doesn’t Feel Like It)

Think about how you wash your hands, or look both [...]

1908, 2019

Study: Neurofeedback and Methylphenidate May Improve ADHD Inattention Equally

By |August 19th, 2019|Categories: ADHD, ADHD symptoms, Brain Health, Children, Coping, Mental Health, Neurofeedback, Parenting, Therapy|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Study: Neurofeedback and Methylphenidate May Improve ADHD Inattention Equally

By Madison Shaak, BS, BCN, QEEG-T and Dr. Caroline Spearman [...]

1707, 2019

Neurofeedback for Athletes: A Reliable Treatment for Concussion Symptoms

By |July 17th, 2019|Categories: Brain Health, Mental Flexibility, Mental Health, Organization, Performance|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Neurofeedback for Athletes: A Reliable Treatment for Concussion Symptoms

By Madison Shaak BS, BCN, QEEG-T and Edited by Dr. [...]

807, 2019

Be your child’s MVP: How to support your child to develop their own problem solving skills

By |July 8th, 2019|Categories: Children, Coping, Family Health, Parenting|Tags: , |Comments Off on Be your child’s MVP: How to support your child to develop their own problem solving skills

By Betsy Fenzel, LCSW-C, LCSW, LiCSW “My son (age 4) [...]

2706, 2019

Understanding PTSD and Evidence-Based Approaches to Treatment

By |June 27th, 2019|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Emotional Health, Mental Health, PTSD|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Understanding PTSD and Evidence-Based Approaches to Treatment

By Patricia Dean, LCSW “It isn’t in my past. It’s [...]

2506, 2019

Preparing Your Child Emotionally for Kindergarten

By |June 25th, 2019|Categories: Caregiving, Childhood Anxiety, Children, Coping, Kindergarten, Parenting, Student Success|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Preparing Your Child Emotionally for Kindergarten

By Betsy Fenzel, LCSW-C, LCSW, LICSW As the temperatures soar [...]

2106, 2019

Yoga As a Therapy: How it Can Help You Become More Resilient

By |June 21st, 2019|Categories: Brain Health, Mental Flexibility, Mental Health, Mindset, Yoga|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Yoga As a Therapy: How it Can Help You Become More Resilient

By Rachel Painter, LPC Yoga has been building a reputation [...]

1406, 2019

Neurofeedback for Migraines: A Non-Invasive Alternative

By |June 14th, 2019|Categories: Migraines, Neurofeedback|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Neurofeedback for Migraines: A Non-Invasive Alternative

By Madison Shaak, BS, BCN, QEEG-T Anyone who has experienced [...]

1006, 2019

Jets Quarterback Josh McCown’s Journey with Neurofeedback

By |June 10th, 2019|Categories: Brain Health, Cognitive Performance, Emotional Health, Mental Flexibility, Neurofeedback, Performance|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Jets Quarterback Josh McCown’s Journey with Neurofeedback

By Madison Shaak BS, QEEG-T, BCN  Edited by Dr. Caroline [...]

2403, 2019

Child Survivors: How to Talk to Your Child about a Death by Suicide

By |March 24th, 2019|Categories: Caregiving, Children, Coping, Depression, Emotional Health, Parenting|Comments Off on Child Survivors: How to Talk to Your Child about a Death by Suicide

The death of a loved one to suicide brings [...]

2002, 2019

“You get what you get and you might get upset…and that’s ok” How to address your Child’s Feelings

By |February 20th, 2019|Categories: Children, Coping, Parenting|Comments Off on “You get what you get and you might get upset…and that’s ok” How to address your Child’s Feelings

Every parent, caregiver and teacher has heard (and probably used) [...]

2808, 2018

Back to School and Taking a Pause: How Mindfulness Can Support Parents in This Busy Time

By |August 28th, 2018|Categories: Mindfulness, Parenting|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Back to School and Taking a Pause: How Mindfulness Can Support Parents in This Busy Time

The start of the school year is a busy, hectic [...]

204, 2018

New Research on Treatment for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

By |April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Autism, Family Health, Health|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on New Research on Treatment for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects individuals [...]

602, 2018

When Your Teen Says No to Therapy: How Parents Can Help

By |February 6th, 2018|Categories: Family Health, Parenting, Teenagers|Tags: , , |Comments Off on When Your Teen Says No to Therapy: How Parents Can Help

Psychotherapy may not always be an easy sell for your [...]

2408, 2017

New Research Shows Impact of Nighttime Cell Phone Use on Teenage Mental Health

By |August 24th, 2017|Categories: Emotional Health, Technology, Teenagers|Tags: , , |Comments Off on New Research Shows Impact of Nighttime Cell Phone Use on Teenage Mental Health

Recent research provides support for what many parents already suspect: [...]

1105, 2017

Can Playing Interactive Games Have Positive Psychological Effects?

By |May 11th, 2017|Categories: self care, Technology, Video Games|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Can Playing Interactive Games Have Positive Psychological Effects?

A few months ago you could hardly take a step [...]

405, 2017

What is the Theory of Multiple Intelligences?

By |May 4th, 2017|Categories: Multiple Intelligences, Parenting, Student Success|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on What is the Theory of Multiple Intelligences?

Intelligence is often referred to as being synonymous with someone’s [...]

2803, 2017

Recent Research Highlights Ways to Reduce Excessive Worrying

By |March 28th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, self care, Therapy|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Recent Research Highlights Ways to Reduce Excessive Worrying

Anxiety is one of the most common reasons why people [...]

203, 2017

New Study on the Link Between ADHD and Delayed Brain Development

By |March 2nd, 2017|Categories: ADHD, ADHD symptoms|Tags: , |Comments Off on New Study on the Link Between ADHD and Delayed Brain Development

Individuals with Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are all too familiar with [...]

2802, 2017

Teen “Night Owls” May Have More Trouble with Self-Regulation

By |February 28th, 2017|Categories: Sleep, Teenagers|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Teen “Night Owls” May Have More Trouble with Self-Regulation

“Night Owls” and “Morning Larks” are more than just terms [...]

1602, 2017

Ways to Cope With Caregiving for a Loved One – Part 2

By |February 16th, 2017|Categories: Caregiving, Emotional Health, Family Health|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Ways to Cope With Caregiving for a Loved One – Part 2

Although caring for a loved one who is suffering from [...]

1402, 2017

The Emotional and Physical Cost of Caregiving – Part 1

By |February 14th, 2017|Categories: Caregiving, Emotional Health, Family Health|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Emotional and Physical Cost of Caregiving – Part 1

About 18 million Americans currently care for family members who [...]

1901, 2017

4 Simple Gratitude Exercises to Reduce Stress and Promote Well-Being

By |January 19th, 2017|Categories: Emotional Health, Gratitude, Stress|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 4 Simple Gratitude Exercises to Reduce Stress and Promote Well-Being

Practicing gratitude has been shown to be a powerful way [...]

1201, 2017

The human-animal bond: an important factor in healing mental illness?

By |January 12th, 2017|Categories: Emotional Health, Pets|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The human-animal bond: an important factor in healing mental illness?

People impacted by mental illness often struggle with feelings of [...]

2012, 2016

Beyond the Winter Blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder in Children and Adolescents

By |December 20th, 2016|Categories: Children, Emotional Health, Teenagers|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Beyond the Winter Blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder in Children and Adolescents

Winter can be a time of fun with breaks from [...]

1512, 2016

6 Tips to Improve Organizational Skills for Middle Schoolers

By |December 15th, 2016|Categories: Organization, Parenting|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 6 Tips to Improve Organizational Skills for Middle Schoolers

At this point in the school year, expectations are ramping [...]

1810, 2016

The Role of Intelligence Testing in Admissions Process

By |October 18th, 2016|Categories: Child Evaluations, Educational Services|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Role of Intelligence Testing in Admissions Process

The 2016-2017 school year just started yet many parents are [...]

1310, 2016

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep Plays an Important Role in Treating Depression

By |October 13th, 2016|Categories: Depression, Sleep|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Getting a Good Night’s Sleep Plays an Important Role in Treating Depression

Antidepressants and Sleep Getting a good night’s sleep makes a [...]

1110, 2016

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Frequently Asked Questions

By |October 11th, 2016|Categories: Anxiety, Emotional Health, Stress|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Frequently Asked Questions

What is OCD? Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a brain [...]

2709, 2016

Exercise Can Help Reduce Executive Functioning Challenges in Children

By |September 27th, 2016|Categories: Emotional Health, Family Health|Tags: , |Comments Off on Exercise Can Help Reduce Executive Functioning Challenges in Children

Physical Activity in Children Staying active through exercise is not [...]

609, 2016

Orthorexia: the eating disorder you may not have heard about

By |September 6th, 2016|Categories: Anxiety, Emotional Health|Tags: , |Comments Off on Orthorexia: the eating disorder you may not have heard about

The concept of Orthorexia has been gaining attention in the [...]

2107, 2016

Behavioral Therapy for Preschoolers with ADHD: First Line of Treatment

By |July 21st, 2016|Categories: ADHD, Family Health, Toddlers|Tags: |Comments Off on Behavioral Therapy for Preschoolers with ADHD: First Line of Treatment

The average young child often is full of energy and [...]

707, 2016

3 Things You Can Do Now to Improve your Relationship

By |July 7th, 2016|Categories: Couples Skills, Emotional Health|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on 3 Things You Can Do Now to Improve your Relationship

Leading experts in couples therapy, Drs. John and Julie Gottman [...]

3006, 2016

ADOS-2: What Is It? – Autism Spectrum Evaluations

By |June 30th, 2016|Categories: Child Evaluations, Family Health, Testing|Tags: , |Comments Off on ADOS-2: What Is It? – Autism Spectrum Evaluations

At Georgetown Psychology Associates, we provide Autism Spectrum evaluations ranging [...]

2106, 2016

Why Can’t My Child Learn? Could It Be an Auditory Processing Disorder?

By |June 21st, 2016|Categories: Family Health, Testing|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Why Can’t My Child Learn? Could It Be an Auditory Processing Disorder?

Often parents and teachers are concerned because a child can’t [...]

1606, 2016

Concussions in Sports – The Long-Term Effects Part 2

By |June 16th, 2016|Categories: Exercise, Family Health|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Concussions in Sports – The Long-Term Effects Part 2

Concussions are often referred to as a “hidden epidemic” because [...]

1406, 2016

Psychoeducational Testing – The Who, What, Where, When and Why

By |June 14th, 2016|Categories: Child Evaluations, Emotional Health, Testing|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Psychoeducational Testing – The Who, What, Where, When and Why

At our practice, we provide psychoeducational assessments ranging from young [...]

1705, 2016

Could your child or loved one be struggling with an eating disorder?

By |May 17th, 2016|Categories: Anxiety, Stress|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Could your child or loved one be struggling with an eating disorder?

Eating disorders are complex medical and psychiatric illnesses that are [...]