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Want to understand the Neurodiversity Spectrum, Anxiety, OCD Spectrum, and/or Relationships? Or simply get advice and reading recommendations? Welcome to Dr. G's blog!

OCD

What You Can Do to Help Your Child Manage Their OCD Symptoms

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder can occur in all ages. Put simply, it is an ongoing, persistent inability to tolerate uncertainty about a perceived distressing thought or threat. Frequently, this intolerance looks like disruptive, repetitive rituals and sounds like constant reassurance seeking from loved ones to try to gain certainty about an upsetting trigger. It can be diagnosed

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Anxiety

What to Do If Anxiety Is Affecting Your Sleep

Stressful thoughts have a tendency to keep you awake at night. Maybe you struggle to fall asleep or you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t fall back asleep. If you have anxiety, that means that these worries affect you consistently and can even interfere with your daily life and activities. Anxiety

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Trauma

What You Need to Know About EMDR In a Nutshell

Are you wrestling with past trouble, trauma, or distress that makes it difficult to connect with others and feel safe? The lasting effects of trauma both emotionally and physically can be a challenge to overcome and heal from. Many people attempt to move past such experiences by avoiding or burying the pain of the past.

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Anxiety

5 Telltale Signs Your Child is Suffering From Anxiety

Generally, adults are well acquainted with what anxiety feels like. To shift into “fight or flight” mode is a natural and fairly common occurrence in our chaotic lives. Thus, you’ve likely learned to recognize the effects of stress on your mind and body while finding ways to cope effectively. Perhaps you breathe deeply and process

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Neurodiverse Couples

Is Your Partner on the Spectrum? Try These Tips to Understand Them Well

Are you a neurotypical person with a partner on the Autism Spectrum? Are you struggling to find ways to connect and relate in everyday ways? You aren’t alone in your experience. Many couples in similar circumstances struggle as they try to find harmony and balance together in their intimate partnerships. At Spectrum Connections Therapy, we

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ADHD

8 Tips to Guide and Nurture Your ADHD Child

ADHD is the most common neurodevelopmental diagnosis applied to the greater population. If your child is living with it, they are most definitely not alone. However, without the proper support and guidance, they may very well feel that way. Fortunately, as their parent, you can make a world of difference in how they see themselves

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Neurodiverse Couples

Gottman Couples Therapy: What It Is & Why It Works

We hear all the time that relationships are “hard work.” Yet, perhaps they are so difficult because tools for relationship success and satisfaction are not taught early enough or thoroughly enough from the start. What if there were proven techniques available to help restore your struggling connection? What if you knew what to do to

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Neurodiverse Couples

How Do Attachment Types Develop and What Can You Learn From Them?

Starting from an early age, our lives are often shaped by the people who surround us. Known as attachment theory, it explores the connection that humans have with one another. Most often, the connection between caregiver and infant. Attachment theory looks at the various ways bonds in life influence us as we grow up into

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OCD

Everyday with OCD: 5 Practical Tips for Managing Your Symptoms

You don’t like it but you do it anyway. Whatever the “it” is for you (handwashing, lightswitch flipping, cell phone checking, etc.) you are bullied by your brain to do so. Like it or not.  No matter how annoyed, exhausted, or frustrated you feel. OCD makes getting through the day a continuous challenge. Symptoms of

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Autism

Podcast with Dr. Nicole Gurash: Navigating the Spectrum

Recently I chatted with Michele Portlock with Navigating the Spectrum, located in Parker, Colorado. We chatted about neurodiversity-affirming and trauma-informed care for the neurodivergent community. If you’d like to listen to the podcast, here is the link. https://www.micheleportlock.com/

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