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  • 1 in 5 people experience mental health conditions - Mental Health Awarness

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month

    Family Psychology Associates Promotes Mental Health Awareness Month Did you know that 75% of mental health problems first appear by age 18? Anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, AD/HD and OCD can be reliably diagnosed in elementary school, and autism spectrum disorders can be detected during the preschool years.  All of these have a genetic component and Read More

  • Autism Awareness Puzzle Pieces

    April is World Autism Awareness Month

    Family Psychology Associates Promotes Autism Awareness and Education April is World Autism Awareness Month and promotes greater awareness, understanding and acceptance of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). To do our part in promoting and educating on ASD and other developmental disabilities and learning disabilities, Family Psychology Associates would like to share some of the often subtle Read More

  • Family Psychology Associates

    A Quarter Century of Mental Health Care

    Changes in the Mental Health Care Helping Profession As we mark the silver anniversary of the founding of Family Psychology Associates, it is important to notice the way in which service delivery for mental health care has changed in the past 25 years. Family Psychology Associates, Inc. originally opened its doors on February 1, 1992 Read More

  • Young woman trying meditation practice

    What is Meditation Practice?

    Meditation practice is an increasingly popular way to develop a “quieter” mind and to improve our emotional-regulation skills.  Several scientific studies point to the health benefits associated with long-term meditation practice like lower blood pressure, improved tolerance for “stress” and better immune system functioning.   However, meditation is not magic; it is simply a method for Read More

  • Couple in Healthy Relationship

    Healthy Relationship

    Healthy Relationship – How do I know if my relationship is healthy? Dr. John Gottman, a well-known researcher in the area of relationships, discovered that the core of a healthy love relationship is a “romantic friendship.” Dr. Gottman defined this “friendship” as “mutual respect and enjoyment of each other’s company.” How do we feel around Read More

  • Time Out Debate

    Time Magazine’s Time Out Debate

    A recent article in Time Magazine entitled “Time Outs Are Hurting Your Child” stated that the use of Time Out as a disciplinary tool “can look the same as physical abuse” on a brain scan. Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson, the authors of a new book entitled No Drama Discipline, argue that at the Read More