All ‘General’ posts

Can Children Feel “Stressed Out”?

January 14th, 2016
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As adults, we face many demands daily, such as getting children ready in time for school, completing tasks at work, paying bills, and many more!  In addition, there are times children experience situations that overwhelm their sense of safety, and/or capacity to understand what is happening.  This often leads to a child feeling “stressed out” […]

Family Counseling

July 22nd, 2015
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Choices and Changes is a private, family-centered counseling practice, serving parents/primary caregivers and their children by providing therapeutic and supportive services to the whole family.  Choices and Changes’ services engage, teach, and support families to develop and practice new ways of listening, communicating, playing, and providing structure and limits in the family system.  Jan Boggs, LCSW, RPT […]

Summer Reading Guide for Parents

June 11th, 2010
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It’s summer. It’s time to relax, spend time outside, visit friends, and enjoy your time as a family. But don’t stop reading. Make it part of your family’s summer fun. Research shows children lose one to three months of learning every summer. They forget math and reading skills they worked hard to acquire during the […]

Mental Health Statistics

June 11th, 2010
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Mental disorders are common in the United States and internationally. An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older — about one in four adults — suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. When applied to the 2004 U.S. Census residential population estimate for ages 18 and older, this figure translates […]

Understanding Anxiety

June 11th, 2010
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In future articles I will discuss the major types of anxiety disorders and effective treatment. Anxiety is your mind and body’s natural response to events or situations that are threatening or that you could perceive as threatening. A certain amount of anxiety can help you to avoid an uncomfortable or unsafe situation or it can […]