Category Archives: Mental Health

How to Fight with Your Partner  – Part II

Guest blogger Kate Nesterwitz, LMFT. Read more about her at katenesterwitzlmft.com According to John Gottman’s research (which spans over 40 years) crucial patterns exist that make or break relationships. Gottman identified the most common negative patterns as the “Four Horseman … Continue reading

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How to Fight with Your Partner – Part I

Guest blogger Kate Nesterwitz, LMFT. Read more about her at http://www.katenesterwitzlmft.com Conflict within a committed relationship is normal. Tensions arise over big issues and tiny ones, and often have more to do with how we feel about ourselves than with … Continue reading

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Meet Kate Nesterwitz, MS, LMFT

Kate Nesterwitz has been studying relationships since she was 18 when she began her college career studying Family Science, Couple and Family Therapy and Psychology. “Relationships are the foundation of society. People affect us all the time,” Kate explains. “Our … Continue reading

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Are you dreading the holidays? Learn to set boundaries now!

Another Thanksgiving has come and gone and all that remains are the leftovers… and possibly some hard feelings. If looking ahead to the next round of holiday dinners and gatherings has you particularly distressed, you are not alone. On the … Continue reading

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Helping Special Kids through a Special Kind of Play: AutPlay® Therapy

AutPlay® is a unique therapy specifically for children with a neurodevelopmental disorder such as autism, Down syndrome or ADHD. AutPlay® combines the benefits of play therapy with behavioral therapy. Traditional play therapy is typically directed by the child.  Games and … Continue reading

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Meet Amanda Knoll, MA, LPC, Level II Autplay® provider

Amanda found her life’s calling early, somewhat by accident (or one might say, serendipity).  At 14, she volunteered at the Easter Seals camp because it was something to do and a chance to spend time in the mountains. She enjoyed … Continue reading

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The Importance of Play for All ages

Summer is coming and if, like parents everywhere, you are busy planning your kids’ summer activities, be sure to allow for plenty of unstructured time. Experts agree that for children, adolescents and teens play is not merely idle time; it … Continue reading

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