Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)

What is SSP? The Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP), backed by clinical trials and real-world evidence, informed by Dr. Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal Theory reduces sound sensitivities and improves auditory processing, behavioral state regulation, and social engagement...

Back to School Basics: Routines

The beginning of school is a time to reset or establish routines that make sense. We can all agree that the last couple of CoVid years have required some fast thinking, right? Managing the routine consistently promotes security and taking responsibility. Check out my...

EMDR: trauma counseling for overwhelming events

Over the last 20 years of providing evidence based counseling to children, families and women, I’ve been watching the research grow around EMDR. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing works to help clients with trauma counseling for overwhelming events in...
Parenting Decisions and Court

Parenting Decisions and Court

She holds her head in her hands as she thinks about the parenting decisions she must make as court looms. “They just can’t go over there anymore! It isn’t safe!” Chewing her nails, she considers the options her lawyer laid out for her: 1. engage a therapist for long...
Self Talk: The Power of Words

Self Talk: The Power of Words

As parents, we construct the world our children see and operate in, whether we do it intentionally or not. We first gain a sense of identity from our parents. And then, in turn, we give our children a sense of identity through the self talk we teach them. Have you...
Parenting Decisions and Court

Responding To The Sexual Abuse Scandal in US Gymnastics

In the last few years, information about sexual abuse on the US Olympic Gymnastic’s Team came out to the world. Listening to the reports, hearing these stories, their experiences teach us about sexual abuse and predatory adults. Their story gives information on...
CoParenting: Scheduling and Activities

CoParenting: Scheduling and Activities

CoParenting Story: Johnny slumps into the car after a week at his home with Mom. You glance into the rear view mirror and *sigh* internally. She did it again. Will she ever learn? What is it this time? ‘John, what’s up?’ ‘Nothin.’ ‘Johnny, you got to tell me.’ He...
4 Reasons Your Child Misbehaves & What You Can Do About It | Updated!

3 Steps Show Your Child You Love Them

Sobbing. Where is that crying coming from? You think to yourself. Opening the door to her room, Sandy is curled up on her bed, sobbing into her pillow. Sitting gently on the bed, your hand slowly settles on her back and she jumps. Quickly, she dries her eyes without...