Upside Therapy Spring Groups

Upside Therapy is pleased to announce our next round of group therapy opportunities!  With all of our groups, Upside Therapy offers complimentary intake sessions to determine if the fit is appropriate, or to provide referrals if our group is not…

Strengths Along the Spectrum

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has disorder in the very name.  Otherwise known as a developmental disability, or a social/emotional handicap, many times the communication about ASD includes conversations about deficits, inabilities, and weaknesses.  Yet along with difficulties, individuals on the…

Group Dynamics

Group dynamics refers to the interactions and behaviors or people within a social collective.  As our world continues to change, grow, and evolve, we find ourselves very naturally forming groups.  Groups can be formally created, such as in work or…

How to Cultivate Gratitude in Your Family

Increasing research supports the benefits of gratitude and a healthy practice of focusing attention on appreciations and gratefulness.  While this sounds great in theory, it can be hard to introduce this habit into the daily routine of family life.  Our…

Thrill Seekers, Fright Finders – The Science of Being Scared

Happy Halloween!  This is the time of the year not just for candy and pumpkin patches, but also for horror movie marathons, haunted houses, and seeking out the scary.  Psychologically speaking, the typical response to a frightening or alarming stimuli…

How To Motivate Your Child

Motivation is the drive within a person, towards a specific goal.  Some people are intrinsically motivated, or motivated from within.  Their innate traits, personality, and the desire to reach their potential is enough motivation to get through some of the…

Belonging: The Barriers, and the Benefits

To know that we are not alone, that we are indeed a part of something larger, is a psychological need that occurs as early as childhood.  Studies have shown that to be a part of a group or to have…

Teaching Consent to Children

As it often occurs, national events and headlines make their way to your living rooms and kitchen tables, and into our therapy offices, as well.  Lately, questions about consent, boundaries, and healthy sexual expression have been occurring, as well as…

Tried and True Tips For Parenting Differently Abled Children

In this age of the internet, many parents crowd source their parenting decisions, even before a child is born.  Parents scan the internet reading reviews of strollers and car seats, and read blogs about specifics like weaning and introducing solid…

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