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Managing New Situations and Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

By Roy Chancey / July 22, 2021

It’s  human nature to be scared when we try something new but we are also scared when we don’t! Social psychology shows that avoidance of…

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Building Resilience

By Amy / February 19, 2021

For my entire twenty-seven-year career of working as a clinical social worker, I have been trying to figure out what resilience is and how to…

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How to Cope When Feeling Overwhelmed

By Sarah / February 19, 2021

School, practice, work, family obligations, and time for friends. This is the typical schedule of a lot of youth, young adults, and even adults. In…

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How to Manage Holiday Stress

By Sarah / November 17, 2020

We can often feel pressure to make the holiday season perfect. Finding the perfect gift, throwing the perfect party, making the perfect meal. All of…

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Talking to Your Kids About Feelings

By Sarah / August 26, 2020

Many families have experienced some sort of disruption these past few months. Having conversations about social isolation, ways to stay safe in public spaces, or…

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Top Reasons Children Act Out

By Sarah / July 8, 2020

Kids have rough days. Children can display less-than-perfect behaviors for a variety of reasons. Maybe they’re tired, disappointed, or frustrated. Perhaps they’ve eaten too much sugar…

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Mindfulness and Shifting Mindset

By Sarah / March 16, 2020

We can often fall into the trap of living in the past or the future. We dwell upon why something happened to us whilst fearing…

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Outpatient vs. Inpatient Hospitalization vs. Residential Therapy 

By Sarah / January 15, 2020

When a child or adolescent has behavioral issues, it can cause several problems in the lives of those around them. More than seven percent of…

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Building Mastery Tips With Hillside Therapist, Laura Tapscott

By Sarah / January 7, 2020

January. The time of year when some of us will make resolutions or set goals for the new year. It might be that you’re thinking…

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Ways to Help Reduce Your Child’s Holiday Stress

By Sarah / December 12, 2019

We can often feel pressurized to make the holiday season perfect. Finding the perfect gift, throwing the perfect party, making the perfect meal. All of…

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