I can remember lying in a big opened field as a child, looking up at the swaying tree tops against the blue sky, smelling the sweet grass baking in the summer sun, hearing the songs of a cast of different birds and feeling the afternoon breeze gently caress my young face. My jittery little body […]
SPBH Presents: A NEW Parent Support Group!
Parenting Space: Parent Skills Group Shoreline Psychotherapy & Behavioral Health is now offering a weekly, virtual parent support group as part of it’s growing services. This group offers a supportive forum where parents can connect and learn key parenting techniques. Being a parent is challenging and sometimes we get in our own way! Parents will […]
Teens and Suicide
The term teenage suicide brings up lots of different emotions. Fear, panic, grief, confusion, shock and even disbelief. The Connecticut Shoreline Community has tragically lost a number of its teens to suicide. How could someone so young end their life? As adults, we need to manage these strong emotional reactions. We need to be able […]
Should I Stay…Or Should I Go?
It’ been nearly a month since CT began Phase 1 of its reopening plan. The re-openings coupled with the alluring arrival of summer have left many of us struggling with the same question posed by the 1980s British punk rock band, The Clash: Should I stay or Should I Go? Only, for us, the question […]
How to Talk to Kids about Race Protests & Riots
Racially charged events over the past weeks, most notably the video-taped murder of George Floyd, have triggered protests across the country. For the past 3 months our community has faced the devastating effects of COVID-19. The disproportionate Black American fatalities underline the deep racial disparities that continue to exist in our society. In this age […]
Challenges with Teletherapy
A Clinician’s Perspective We recently wrote a post entitled Adapting to our New Normal – Telehealth in the Age of Covid 19. In it we addressed the many benefits of telehealth. While we might all agree that telehealth allows us to stay connected to our clients and provide essential care. It is not without shortcomings. […]
Our Emotional Response to COVID-19 – The Grief Model
While we know intellectually that this pandemic will pass, we also sense the world will never be the same and things will be different. We are all experiencing these losses simultaneously as a community. All you have to do is glance at any one of your social media feeds, and you’ll see the breadth of […]
Telehealth at SPBH
There is no doubt about it, we are living in unprecedented times. The drastic, restrictive measures designed to curb the spread of COVID-19 have left many of us feeling like our lives resemble a scary Hollywood Sci-Fi film. The medical uncertainties surrounding this new virus coupled with disruptions to some of our most basic daily […]