This past school year I learned a lot! I volunteered as a group facilitator with a non profit organization, City Year Detroit. City Year is an Americorps program comprised of young adults (18-25 year olds) who dedicate one year to serving full time as tutors, mentors and roll models to students in seven schools in […]
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Lori Edelson from the BMC was recently interviewed on WWJ to discuss our guilty pleasures, as well as what causes our happiness/unhappiness. Listen to the clips below! To hear her segments about guilty pleasures, click below: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 To hear her segments about happiness/unhappiness, click below: […]
Birmingham Maple Clinic therapist, Carrie Krawiec, presented to the Troy Chamber of Commerce on the topic of Work/Life Balance for the first of four team building activities hosted by the Troy Chamber and sponsored by McLaren Health Plan. Carrie presented on the features of a healthy balance between work tasks and family responsibilities. Carrie introduced […]
Family Therapist Carrie Krawiec from the BMC was just featured on SheKnows.com, offering a helpful way to reduce parental anxiety: “People tend to feel more stressed and anxious when they feel something is wrong with being stressed and anxious…” Click here to read the rest of the article!
Lori Edelson stops by WWJ to discuss tips on keeping the romance kindled year round, rather than just on Valentine’s Day. Listen to all the segments below! Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”-Leo Buscaglia A beautiful quote that could be modified to say, “…all of which have the potential to turn […]
Dr. Brooke Weingarden gave a 2 hour lecture at the Macomb County Psychological Association conference. The lecture was geared toward school psychologists in Macomb County. Dr. Weingarden provided a brief overview of psychiatric diagnoses and followed with a focus on psychopharmacology and medications used for each diagnosis and some clinical tidbits about each family of […]
That mess-free standard is hard to achieve when work and life obligations takeover leaving toys scattered all over the house, dishes in the sink piling up, kids’ homework scattered about, etc. Recent studies show that cluttered, hyper-abundant homes make women more stressed, decreasing self-esteem and increasing the risk for depression. The findings even identified higher values […]
Carrie Krawiec, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from the BMC, was recently interviewed by Bustle to discuss how trust can be rebuilt after marriage or relationship infidelity. “When guiding a couple to rebuild following infidelity, I explain the forgiveness steps…” [Read More]
This week, Carrie Krawiec from the BMC joined the crew at WWJ morning radio to discuss topics as the eventful 2016 wraps up – not just once, but twice. In the first one, we look forward to 2017 and offer some techniques on how to set and reach your personal goals for next year. Here […]
Birmingham Maple Clinic Therapist, Calder Kaufman PsyD, LP Licensed Clinical Psychologist, traveled to New York in October to meet with Dr. David Grand, the developer of Brainspotting. The purpose of this trip was for Dr. Kaufman to become a Brainspotting trainer himself. Calder enjoyed the experience in part because it drew therapists from across the world […]
From ValuePenguin.com: Life for these mental health professionals largely depends on whether they work in hospital facilities, private practice or in the academic and research realm. Working in a state-run center, for example, can bring a set schedule and a consistent check in the mail. Each of the three environments have their pluses and minuses. […]
Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and […]
Actor Mark Ruffalo joined Sesame Street’s Murray to explain the concept of empathy.
By Catherine Saint Louis, New York Times: Attention deficit disorder is the most common mental health diagnosis among children under 12 who die by suicide, a new study has found. Very few children aged 5 to 11 take their own lives, and little is known about these deaths. The new study, which included deaths in […]
From Laura W. Groshong, LICSW, Director, Policy and Practice, Clinical Social Work Association: Mental Health First Aid Act (H.R. 1877) passed the House yesterday by voice vote. This Act will be extended through 2021 through block grants to train first responders, law enforcement and teachers to assist anyone in a mental health crisis, and reduce […]
From Lois M. Collins of DesertNews.com: Nine out of 10 Americans believe the 2016 presidential election is the most “polarizing” and “volatile” ever, according to research that says you’re not imagining it if you think you’re seeing fewer campaign signs, bumper stickers and people willing to ‘fess up about where they’ve thrown their support. “We’ve […]
From Claire Gillespie of sheknows.com: When we think of Bruce Springsteen, we think of, well, The Boss. A strong man in control of his life. A talented musician and a prolific humanitarian. He’s still all of those things, and he’s also a man who has experienced bouts of mental illness throughout his adult life. [Read […]
Led by: Ronnie Hormel, MA, LLPC, NCC and Jessica Garrett, PhD, LLP, NCSP Dates: Saturday, September 17 and Saturday, October 15 from 11 am – 1 pm Target audience: Middle-school aged females (11-14 y/o) struggling with anxiety and social skills Rationale: Anxiety occurs in both genders, but by the teenage years, girls are much more at […]
In the Celtic tradition, there is a beautiful understanding of love and friendship. One of the fascinating ideas here is the idea of soul-love; the old Gaelic term for this is anam cara. Anam is the Gaelic word for soul and cara is the word for friend. So anam cara in the Celtic world […]
BMC therapist Lori Edelson talked with Dr. Deanna Lites of WWJ News Radio 950 about postpartum depression in fathers. She explained that men typically will see onset at about 3 to 6 months after the birth of the baby, and that it’s more common in first time fathers. Symptoms can include anxiety, loss of interest […]
From Lindsay Holmes of The Huffington Post: If you needed any proof that therapy can change lives, here it is. Humans of New York shared an anonymous story on Monday of a man who served in Afghanistan and has since been diagnosed with PTSD as part of a recently-launched series focusing on veterans who have […]
On Thursday August 25, 2016 Birmingham Maple Clinic participated in Kadima’s Movie Night at Beverly Park. Kadima, provider of comprehensive residential, therapeutic and social services to people with mental health needs, hosted a family-friendly evening featuring Disney Pixar’s 2015 film “Inside Out.” “Inside Out” is the story of an adolescent girl trying to cope with […]
BMC therapist Lori Edelson talked with WWJ-AM News Radio’s Dr. Deanna Lites about the “dos and don’ts” for parents when handling criticism their child received from a coach. Edelson offered tips on how much parental involvement is needed, and provided ways in which parents can more fully engage in a conversation with their child. Click […]
BMC therapist Lori Edelson talked with WWJ-AM News Radio’s Sandra McNeill about kids experiencing summer boredom and what parents can do about it. Most surprising? Edelson suggests that maybe the summer boredom blues aren’t such a bad thing, after all. Click here to listen to the full segment.
Carrie Krawiec, LMFT of Birmingham Maple Clinic appeared on WXYZ Channel 7 on Saturday July 23, 2016 to discuss Toxic Stress with Syma Chowdhry. Carrie first explained how toxic stress differs from the kinds of stress we experience every day. Toxic stress occurs when a child experiences prolonged chaotic environments—such as physical or emotional abuse, chronic neglect, caregiver substance […]
Therapist Carrie Krawiec talked with Dr. Deanna Lites of WWJ-AM News Radio 950 about the impact colors can have on our perception of others. Listen to the full segment here.
Therapist Carrie Krawiec talked with Dr. Deanna Lites of WWJ-AM News Radio 950 about ways couples can navigate their political differences. Listen to the full segment here.
On Friday July 15, 2016 Birmingham Maple Clinic therapist, Linda Diaz, conducted an in-service for clinicians on Mindfulness Mediation. Linda explained the benefits of mindfulness mediation practice. An important benefit highlighted was the increased awareness and decreased stimulation such that people can make choice about how they want to respond and thus react versus respond. This improves […]
In a single week Pokemon Go has reached more than 7.5 million users. It has sparked controversy because its use led to countless injuries and inspired criminals to set traps for unsuspecting teens. Parents should consider ramping up supervision and monitoring to make sure their teens can enjoy the game safely and responsibly. Some ideas for parents: Rules […]
From Autumn Yates at highya.com: We’d been searching for ten minutes when the screen showed a rustle in the grass to our right. My guide became instantly excited—would it be a Charmander? A Jigglypuff? We were about to find out. Then, just as we were about to close in on the spot, the Pokémon disappeared. […]
From Danielle Braff of the Chicago Tribune: First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby and the end of the fairy tale. Relationships suffer for about two out of three couples within the first three years of having a child, according to research by the Seattle-based Gottman Institute. Most couples regularly respond to […]
BMC therapists Dan O’Neil and Lori Edelson appeared on the Bottom Line with host Cindy Kainz to discuss self-esteem and ways to nurture it and set healthy boundaries. Click to see the full video.
From Momoandme.com: Parenting skills are the corner stone of building a wonderful parent-child relationship. For parenting tips, being consistent, praising when necessary,and holding your kids accountable are great tips to have as a parent. The most important parenting skill I’ve found is to let them follow their passions, do it their way and fail […]
Birmingham Maple Clinic therapist Kate Smith talks to Dr. Deanna Lites of WWJ-AM News Radio 950 about the importance of taking time for yourself each day. Rather than being selfish, small daily rituals can help you feel more grounded and refreshed, enabling you to be available to others. Click here to hear the segment in its […]
Birmingham Maple Clinic therapist Dan O’Neil talked with Dr. Deanna Lites of WWJ News Radio 950 about the importance of maintaining a healthy balance between “screen time” and face to face interaction. Listen to the full segment here.
From Rheyanne Weaver of www.empowher.com: I never knew there was such a thing as Bereaved Mother’s Day until last month, when I lost my first child before he was even born. I had searched for any online groups and pages dedicated to losing a child, clinging on to any reminder that I wasn’t alone in […]
Birmingham Maple Clinic welcomed local reporter Dr. Deanna Lites of WWJ 950 to the clinic this morning for a round of interviews with a variety of clinic staff on topics that affect children, adults, couples and families. Birmingham Maple Clinic therapists discussed infidelity, financial infidelity, boundaries, sexual addiction, reducing addictive online or computer behavior in kids, reducing the impact […]
A new ADHD study focuses on treating children with behavioral therapy before medicine, and doctors say it’s an approach that could change the way young children are treated. Click here to view the full segment.
Birmingham Maple Clinic talks with Cindy Kainz, host of The Bottom Line, about common marital challenges and how to overcome them. To see the full interview, please click here.
Birmingham Maple Clinic therapist Carrie Krawiec talks about how to minimize negativity in your relationships on WWJ AM News Radio. To hear the full segment, click here.
BMC therapist Dr. Lori Kanat Edelson appeared on Fox2 News in Detroit to discuss the importance of female friendships. She emphasized that friendships among women can help reduce stress and foster a feeling of connectedness and belonging. Click here to see the full interview.
From Jerry Davich of ChicagoTribune.com: It’s called cutting. Cutters, who more often are female, use any sharp object to scrape or cut his or her skin, typically an arm, leg or abdomen. Sometimes the cut is enough to only make a mark, other times it’s enough to draw blood or cause serious injury. This practice […]
Birmingham Maple Clinic therapist Lori Kanat Edelson appeared on WJBK Fox 2 Detroit social media to discuss what happens when friendships become imbalanced, the red flags to look for in one-sided friendships, and how to address concerns when the imbalance becomes untenable. Click here to see the full interview.
Andrea Celenza, PhD, author, training and supervising analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and Assistant Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School visited Birmingham Maple Clinic on Friday March 18, 2016 to discuss Sexual Boundary Violations. Dr. Celenza met with clinic therapists to discuss the prevalence of sexual boundary violations by professionals; the typical […]
From Mary Fetzer of SeattleBrideMag.com: Getting married when you’re too young could result in divorce, of course. But waiting too long—and it’s not nearly as long as you might think—could be just as problematic. Newer research shows that divorce trends in America are changing. But can your marriage really be at risk before it even […]
BMC therapist Dan O’Neil appeared on WMYD TV on March 9, 2016 to discuss the impact of too much screen time on a child’s developing brain, and talked about ways parents can help their child moderate screen time exposure. To see the full segment, click here.
From Metro Parent magazine: Stop the zombie eating! Here’s how a ‘mindful’ approach creates healthier habits in your children. Teen movies regularly feature the cliché dumpee drowning her sorrows in a gallon of ice cream. In reality, kids regularly make thoughtless food choices. This impulse begins with infancy, says Lori Edelson, therapist and CEO of Birmingham […]
Campaign season is in full swing and with that many are curious about the personal life of the potential President. The democratic candidates will be in Detroit on Monday which led local reporter, Deanna Lites, to wonder about infidelity and why would a powerful, successful woman like candidate Hillary Clinton stay with her husband after […]
BMC therapist Carrie Krawiec talked with WWJ-AM News Radio on Thursday to talk about how disagreeing in a relationship can help insure both parties are heard on important issues. To hear to full segment, click here.