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Continuing To Make Personal Strides While it may be tempting to want to use this time to set big personal goals, it can be disappointing or frustrating when you may find that you just don’t have the energy needed to achieve them. What was perhaps a large ambition in the morning to master a musical [...]
Saving Our Daughters: Eating Disorders I am often asked how to prevent eating disorders in our children, for it is quite common that weight and body image issues plague our kids, especially girls, at a younger and younger age. The ever-growing exposure to media images of thin, beautiful, perfect-looking women set a standard that most [...]
Tips for Talking to Your Children About 9/11 Discussing 9/11 isn’t an easy task. We often hear, “I want to tell my child what happened but don’t know where to begin.” These tips have been prepared to help you navigate these conversations by offering simple and effective guidelines for talking to your children about such [...]
Love to Shop? I love to shop. I love clothes, jewelry, and makeup. I read InStyle magazine and the Sephora cosmetics catalogue from cover to cover, pouring over every detail about the colors, fabrics, designers and cost. Style and fashion is one of my hobbies, and I love a good designer bargain, wearing bright colors, [...]
Do You Have a Safe House? I recently presented a workshop at a local spa on healing disconnected eating. As a guest presenter my husband and I were treated to a weekend of complimentary food, exercise classes and other presentations by the spa’s staff. He attended a workshop given by the staff nutritionist on eating [...]
How to Tell if Your Child's Behavior is a Concern What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder Definition of Oppositional Defiant Disorder as outlined in DSM IV: A recurrent pattern of negativistic, disobedient, and hostile behavior towards authority figures that persists for at least six months and is characterized by the frequent occurrence of at least four [...]
Teletherapy Sessions Available during the COVID Outbreak! Now Scheduling Over the Phone and Video Therapy Sessions! Get A Free Consultation Top Voted Psychiatrist in Milwaukee - James Winston Every four years, Milwaukee Magazine, one of our city’s most popular publications, has doctors and nurses in the [...]
How Can You Benefit From IOP American Behavioral Clinics Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP’s) provide a level of outpatient treatment that is more intensive than traditional weekly outpatient visits. IOP’s are small-group mental health programs meeting three or more hours several times a week. Each patient meets with his or her own doctor to develop an [...]