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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…

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…

Parenting In The Era of Screen Time

You may have heard some of the alarming news related to research that links screen time and media usage with anxiety and depression in children and adolescents.  This analysis was done as a part of a larger, longitudinal study that…

How To React When Someone Comes Out

Coming out – the process of revealing your sexual or gender identity to others around you – can be terrifying.  Yet in an effort to live authentically, congruently, and freely, it is necessary to divulge certain very personal pieces of…

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,…

How To Make, And Keep, New Years Resolutions

Research has shown that while over half of Americans make New Years resolutions at the start of a new year, only 8% of Americans keep or fulfill their goal. Problems identified in why they can’t keep their goals include goals…

Dr. Oppenheimer’s Favorite Reads in 2018

Our founder, and one of our psychologists, Dr. Rachel Oppenheimer, loves to read.  She wanted to share some of her favorite reads from the past year: Braving The Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by…

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…

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