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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!

Trauma

What Is Trauma-Informed Therapy & Why It Matters

While there are several different types of therapy that can help with the effects of trauma, trauma-informed therapy takes a specialized approach.  A trauma-informed therapist assumes that their client may have a history of traumatic experience. Throughout their treatment, they use that assumption to handle each step carefully and ensure they don’t re-trigger distressing or

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Trauma

Take These Steps Toward Overcoming Trauma-Related Guilt And Shame

If you have experienced something awful, life-altering, or deeply disturbing, you already know how difficult moving on from that can be. You may struggle to think of other things or find it challenging to overcome what happened and move on with your life. For many people, experiencing, surviving, or witnessing traumatic events can leave them feeling

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Trauma

How Trauma and EMDR Therapy Benefit Neurodivergent Individuals

Trauma-informed care is increasingly being given the attention it deserves. More and more, therapists and researchers recognize how many people from all walks of life benefit from trauma-focused therapy. This evolution in mental health care is vital for ensuring that neurodiverse people’s needs are not lost in the tendency to view trauma from a neurotypical

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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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