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All About Parenting Styles

While the relationship within families, and between parent and child are unique and special to each relationship, researchers have been able to determine distinct and separate parenting styles that have historically fallen into four different categories.  Previously, parenting styles could…

Strategies That Help Kids With ADHD

According to the latest statistics (from 2016) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is estimated that 9.4% of children have received a diagnosis of ADHD.  The acronym, which stands for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, includes three sub-types: the…

How To Help Kids Deal With Bullying

Bullying continues to be a major factor in schools and child environments.  While policy makers, schools, and parents have increased efforts to prevent bullying and respond quickly, the increase in technology and the ever present power dynamics and hierarchies that…

When Should Parents Get Involved With School?

0Being a parent is a constant tight rope balance between support and enabling.  The goal is to eventually launch children into the world as productive and independent as they possibly can be – with all of the help and scaffolding…

Gender Differences Within Autism

Any conversation about autism and the prevalence rates is incomplete without also mentioning the gender differences that occur across the spectrum.  An understanding of the gender differences helps capture the traits and symptoms present in ASD in a more nuanced…

Welcome Jessy Coleman, LPC-Intern!

It is with great pleasure that Upside Therapy and Evaluation Center welcomes our new therapist, Jessica “Jessy” Coleman, LPC-Intern.  Jessy is supervised by Nichole Lecznar, MS, LPC-S.  Jessy received her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Oklahoma State University,…

Treatment Guidelines for Transgender Individuals

Historically, the mental health and medical communities have not always had the best understanding of transgender and gender diverse health care and mental health needs – nor the best intentions in caring for those who are not cis-gender.  Thankfully, research,…

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