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Take Your Therapy Online

Online Therapy Now as never before we are being challenged in ways many of us could not have imagined a few months ago. Life has been irrevocably changed by the arrival of Covid-19, a virus whose global impact is unfolding at this very moment. How can we continue to move forward with our lives maintaining [...]

By |2020-03-13T22:12:08+00:00March 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

3 Ways to know if it’s time to consider psychiatric medication

By Laura Petiford PMHNP, LMFT It’s interesting.  Since I have completed my training as a nurse practitioner with a specialty in psychiatry enabling me to prescribe medication, I’ve become less inclined to see medication as a first grab solution.  In some respects, this isn’t surprising based upon my background as a marriage and family therapist. [...]

By |2022-05-10T13:56:02+00:00April 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Life’s a glitch

By Laura Petiford PMHNP, LMFT Glitches. Life is full of them. Who hasn’t had the experience of a well thought out plan being disrupted by, well, life. It’s the child with a fever and sore throat the morning of an important presentation at work. It’s the traffic pile up on I95 when you are already [...]

By |2022-05-10T14:20:55+00:00September 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Media misconceptions from a Fairfield therapist

Gypsy I always finds it interesting to observe how psychotherapy and psychotherapists are portrayed in the media. I suppose there must be some examples in which fictional therapists are shown in a positive light or at the very least in a realistic fashion. What stands out in my mind of course is the other version, [...]

By |2017-09-12T07:01:31+00:00July 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ADHD- What Does It Mean

ADHD defined Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a disorder that impacts an individual’s ability to sustain attention that could also result in hyperactive and impulsive behaviors. Individuals with ADHD may present with symptoms of both inattentiveness and hyperactivity, or show primarily symptoms of inattention or primarily symptoms of hyperactive and impulsive behaviors. Prevalence of [...]

By |2017-09-12T07:01:31+00:00July 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

3 Signs of Depression Sometimes Overlooked

Ambivalence, difficulty making decisions Read more about depression treatment here. Whether it's what to eat for lunch or if you should go to see that band with friends to whether or not you should end your relationship or look for another job, indecision can become a symptom of depression that keeps us anywhere from feeling [...]

By |2017-09-12T07:01:31+00:00April 16th, 2017|Depression Treatment|0 Comments

Four Keys To Understanding Learning Disabilities

#1) People with Learning Disabilities are smart. Their difficulties are not due to low intelligence or unwillingness to learn. Read more about receiving help with learning disabilities here. Learning Disability or LD is the term that describes a category of specific disorders that impact functioning in school, on the job, or in life in general. [...]

Family togetherness or together-mess

A family is group of people that are all regulating their needs for closeness and distance simultaneously and continuously each and every day. What a overwhelming job that is, whether you are a family of three or a family of ten! Just imagine if everyday life was like preparing a meal for a vegetarian, a [...]

By |2017-09-12T07:01:32+00:00February 24th, 2017|Family Counseling|0 Comments

Conscious Coupledom

Why do we find time to formulate and articulate complaints about our intimate relationships yet struggle to find the time to make even small modifications that might improve how we feel being in them? You may think I was getting ready to criticize the need for "complaining." There's a cause for our drive to speak [...]

By |2017-09-12T07:01:32+00:00February 23rd, 2017|Couples Counseling|0 Comments