Facts & Info

Does Telepsychology work?

Because of COVID-19, telepsychology services are widely utilized. The question is, does it work? Yes, telepsychology works.  Even before the COVID-19 crisis, telepsychology services have been used and studied. For example, in 2018 the US Department of Veteran Affairs conducted several trials comparing PTSD interventions delivered in person versus those

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Top 5 reasons for Telepsychology Visits

As telehealth services get more and more popular during this pandemic we explore the benefits and drawbacks of virtual psychology services. Without further ado, here is our list: Avoid the hassles of traffic.  Telepsychology visits have no risk regarding COVID-19. Most people like having therapy services at home. Visits with

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Facts & Info

What will you put back in?

I was talking with a friend yesterday and we were wondering about what will be add back into our lives with the coronavirus crisis passes. Whether that’s in a month or two months or a year or two years what we choose to put back into our lives?  This prompted

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Treatment

The Best “In-the-Moment” Coping Strategies

How can we cope with feelings of anxiety during this unprecedented time? The answer is usually self-care and connection. Self-care means doing things for yourself that are healthy and feel good. These can include regular daily exercise, a regular relaxation practice, cooking your favorite healthy foods, etc. Connection involves connecting

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Treatment

Distant socializing and other survival strategies for COVID-19

Part of the human experience is remaining connected. Dr. Jamil Zaki, a professor of psychology at Stanford University and the director of the Stanford social neuroscience laboratory, suggests that instead of social distancing, we practice distant socializing. For people with kids at home, this involves setting up FaceTime play dates or

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Treatment

We are all in this together, apart

During the coronavirus social distancing experiment we are currently undertaking, it is important to pay attention to your mental health. One of my professors in graduate school, Dr. Herb Dandes, told me that we can choose one and sometimes two options in most situations: we can choose to change the

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Treatment

How To Deal With Coronavirus Stress & Anxiety

“The only thing worse than the virus is the anxiety,” Gov. Cuomo, NY. The Coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is causing major disruptions, not the least of which is to our mental health. The pandemic virus has necessitated changes in our everyday lives. We are staying home from work (if we

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Child frustrated with learning may benefit from a neuropsychological assessment.
Treatment

Potentially harmful and ineffective treatments for OCD

OCD is a difficult and sometimes debilitating mental health problem. But with proper treatment, there is hope for people who are suffering. The most effective treatment is exposure and response prevention (ERP). Dr. Calbeck received specific training through the behavior therapy training institute (BTTI) to learn the specific techniques that

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Facts & Info

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is defined as the experience of feeling fear in the absence of an actual threat. You may say to yourself “I’m anxious about things that could actually happen or that might actually happen in the future and isn’t that an actual threat?” The answer is not really. An actual

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Parenting

Why Your Child Should Have a Neuropsychological Evaluation

Why should my child have a neuropsychological evaluation? Some parents also refer to this type of evaluation as a comprehensive psycho-educational evaluation. Children are referred for evaluations for many different reasons. Some children are having difficulty with their behavior in the classroom, while others are not focusing or concentrating as

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How Stress and Cardiovascular Disease Relate

Recently, a large population-based study comparing siblings with and without stress disorders found that stressed individuals were much more likely to have a serious cardiovascular disease with an onset before 50 years old (Hong, et. al, 2019). Individuals with more significant stress suffered more significant cardiovascular problems. The risks of

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