Learning Challenges In College: Guidelines for Student Success

Parents and students often worry and ask if someone with learning challenges can attend college successfully?  Yes! With the right assessment, accommodations, support, and interventions, most students with learning differences can successfully pursue a higher education. In this article, we describe how to increase the chances of success for students with learning challenges in college…. Read more »


Psychological Assessments, Diagnostics and Testing

One of the biggest challenges faced in the world of mental health treatment is misdiagnosis and inaccurate psychological assessments. This occurs due to the fact that many psychological disorders have overlapping and interconnected symptoms, or physicians and clinicians don’t spend sufficient time testing, which makes it harder to pinpoint the root cause of a client’s… Read more »


Is ADHD Overdiagnosed and Overmedicated?

Years ago, I read a very informative article by Dr. Tynan (Director of Integrated Health Care, American Psychological Association Center for Psychology and Health) that really stuck with me on the stunning number of young children who are diagnosed and medicated for attention-deficit-hyperactive disorder (ADHD) in the United States. The article stated that an estimate… Read more »


Managing Impulsivity in Children: Tips and Tools

Many parents and teachers struggle with excessively impulsive and inattentive children. They wonder if the child is choosing to be oppositional, defiant, and intentionally disobedient, or if the child truly cannot control their behavior. They may even question whether their child has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Parents and teachers assume that the child cognitively… Read more »


Neurofeedback for Depression & Other Mental Health Issues

When we struggle with depression, sleep, anxiety, ADHD, and OCD, we typically think of traditional talk therapy and/or medications as the first option to consider from the different types of therapies offered for mental health. Mental health struggles affect millions across the world each year, and individuals struggling with attention, fatigue, low motivation, and blue… Read more »


Types of Therapies for Mental Health: A Biopsychosocial Approach

Mental health treatment has typically focused on medications and therapy as gold standards for interventions. Most of our research is also highly focused on therapy and medications, giving it the stamp of ‘FDA approved’ and ‘evidence-based’. Unfortunately, this rather narrow approach to a myriad of diagnoses, including depression, anxiety, OCD, mood disorders, tics, ADHD, and… Read more »


Equine Assisted Therapy: A Unique & Effective Intervention

It’s a well-known fact that animals can provide us with emotional support and companionship. However, most people aren’t aware that our furry friends can help us cope in ways beyond the pet-owner relationship most of us are used to. Horses in particular have seen increasing recognition and integration in the traditional mental health field, as… Read more »


Going Back to School in a World of Uncertainty

Coping With Depression, Anxiety, and ADHD Going back to school in a world of uncertainty can wreak havoc on kids and families. Children, adolescents, and family members may be at risk for anxiety and depression in the fluid and unstable environment of the pandemic. It is important that parents, teachers, pediatricians and nurses, and caregivers recognize the signs of depression and anxiety… Read more »


The Impact of Screen Time on Children & Parenting

Parents often worry about the amount of time their child is spending on electronics and how it is affecting their social skills, motivation, attention, emotional regulation, and neurological functioning. Given the easy access to multiple modes of media (TV, ipads, computers, phones, etc.), electronics have become the “go to” in quiet moments. Screen time has… Read more »


ADHD and Giftedness: Are Kids Being Misdiagnosed?

It is an unfortunate truth that gifted children often get inaccurately diagnosed with conditions such as ADHD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and mood disorders. The most common misdiagnosis of gifted children tends to be attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder, owing to the fact that the two conditions share a number of overlapping characteristics. Some of these include:… Read more »