New York City Private Practice Building Workshop! • Are you a newly licensed Mental Health practitioner looking to work independently? • Are you searching for more meaning and fulfillment in your professional field? • Are you feeling stuck, undervalued, and unfulfilled with your current work environment? • Have you ever dreamed of starting your own private therapy

Parent Forum

I would like to introduce my newest group called The Parent Forum, the next addition to our Cooking Up Social Skills curriculum. Run by Dr. Laura Athey-Lloyd and myself, The Parent Forum is a short-term, psychoeducational parent support group for pre-school and elementary school parents. We will meet for four sessions in July, on Mondays or Thursdays based on participant

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Today is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day! In order to maintain your child’s mental health, it is vital to help them stay aware of their needs. Being able to practice feelings recognition and learning strategies to decrease stress can be important for a healthy lifestyle. Teaching children to create a healthy balance between normal responsibilities

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Check out what we have been up to in Cooking Up Social Skills this winter! Transitioning back to school after a long break can be challenging. Children were encouraged to talk about difficulties that were presented socially, academically, and emotionally during those first few days of school. For our therapy activity, children listened attentively as we

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Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems today. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America 40 million adults in the United States have identified as experiencing Anxiety. Anxiety disorders affect one in eight children. This can lead to higher risk of performing poorly in school, missing out on important social

Cooking Up Social Skills Flyer

Announcing the Winter 2015 session of Cooking Up Social Skills! Cooking Up Social Skills is an 8-week group for elementary-aged children. This group incorporates therapeutic programming and creative food based activities to teach essential social skills. Topics will include: Emotion management, sharing, turn-taking, listening, mindfulness, flexible transitions, self-confidence, and relationship building. Each topic will be

Tips for Teenagers: Stress Reduction

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 by

With the school year now in full swing, it is common for some teenagers to start to feel increased stress due to academic, social, and emotional pressure. As a parent, you may start to notice more resistance from your teen in getting them to share details of their day and, it may begin to feel

6 Family Friendly Fall Recipes

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 by

In honor of the start of my newest therapy group, Cooking Up Social Skills in New York City, I have asked colleagues and friends to share their favorite fall recipes. Please click here to share some of your favorite recipes on my Facebook business page. Cooking up Social Skills is an 8-week group incorporating therapeutic

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New School Year, New Challenges

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 by

The start of a new school year can often bring mixed emotions. After long days of your child waking up late, going on vacation, and not having as many responsibilities, transitioning into the new school year may be hard. For some, getting their child up in the early morning and ready for a new school

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Cooking Up Social Skills

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 by

Does your child feel that he or she has no friends? Do you observe your child struggling in social settings? Do you wish you could help support them in increasing their confidence and self-esteem? If you answered yes to any of these questions than you have come to the right place. Cooking Up Social Skills

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