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Author: Megan Walsh, MSW, LICSW

Connection Over Perfection During COVID-19

March 26, 2020  |  Behavioral Health, Parenting  |  By Megan Walsh, MSW, LICSW

It’s just after 10:00 am, and I’ve already heard from a few clients and a few personal friends today that the biggest struggle in their home right now is academics. Some parents are feeling like they must single-handedly ensure that their child doesn’t forget what they’ve learned so far this year and prepare them to […]

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Managing Anxiety During Uncertain Times

March 5, 2020  |  Behavioral Health, Parenting  |  By Megan Walsh, MSW, LICSW

Just spend a few minutes listening to the radio, watching TV, or checking your phone, and you’ll be inundated with information about toilet paper shortages, political issues, and constantly changing recommendations for keeping ourselves and our kids healthy. It’s enough to send many of us into a tailspin of “What ifs,” “What do I do […]

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Reclaiming the Holiday Spirit

December 12, 2019  |  Behavioral Health, Parenting  |  By Megan Walsh, MSW, LICSW

Every parent has had that anxious feeling on the way to a big holiday event. We want so much for our kids to enjoy the lights, the candles, the gifts, the special foods, and the special people. We want them to have memories filled with magic, joy, and love. We want our friends and family […]

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Beating End-of-Summer Burnout

August 5, 2019  |  Behavioral Health, Parenting, Play  |  By Megan Walsh, MSW, LICSW

We are quickly approaching that time of summer when things start to feel a little off. Gone is the anticipation of relaxing beach vacations, exciting summer camp opportunities are dwindling, and the draw of lazy days has turned into boredom. The “lack of school routine” joy is diminishing, parents and caregivers can’t stand the thought […]

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May is Mental Health Month

May 15, 2019  |  Behavioral Health, Parenting  |  By Megan Walsh, MSW, LICSW

Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally—it’s important to pay attention to both your physical health and your mental health, which can help you achieve overall wellness and set you on a path to recovery. […]

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“Creating a Trauma-Informed Learning Environment” Pilot Project

February 12, 2019  |  Behavioral Health, News and Announcements  |  By Megan Walsh, MSW, LICSW

We are working on a “Creating a Trauma-Informed Learning Environment” pilot project with Timber Ridge Elementary School. This pilot is still evolving, but the plan so far includes four hours of training, a series of individual scenario exploration (formerly known as problem-solving) sessions with teachers, contributions to the school newsletter, and availability of a lending […]

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