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 […]
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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.
By Carina Storrs, special to CNN: The use of benzodiazepines, such as Xanax and Valium, is on the rise, and the number of overdose deaths related to them soared in recent years, new research says. Benzodiazepines are a class of medication with sedative properties that are prescribed for anxiety, insomnia and other conditions. The potential […]
Why should I care? Eating Disorders have the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric illness. Up to 20% of individuals with anorexia will die as a result of their illness (NEDA). However, early intervention results in better outcomes. Common questions from parents and family members who think a loved one is struggling: “I thought […]
From Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States and Huffington Post guest editor: Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has been a passionate voice on so many important issues, and I’m grateful that she is using her day as Guest Editor to shine a bright light on mental health, particularly children’s mental health, […]
Birmingham Maple Clinic therapist Carrie Krawiec appeared with Erin Nicole of WXYZ 7 Action News on MyTV20 this morning to discuss dating in the modern age. Carrie identified the following tactics when navigating dating in this tech-filled time: Create realistic expectations Know the difference between a value, a preference and reality. Practice active listening or […]
This year, the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is focusing on the importance of early intervention. We’re encouraging the public to take just 3 minutes to complete the confidential online eating disorders screening at screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/NEDA. Taking 3 minutes to complete the screening will help determine if it is time to seek professional help. In order […]
From Alice Park of Time.com: After reviewing the existing studies on autism screening, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), a group of experts tasked by the federal government to review medical studies and provide recommendations for the public, said Tuesday in a statement in JAMA that there is not enough evidence to recommend all […]
From EverydayPowerBlog.com: You have the power to learn and grow from your parent’s mistakes…if that’s what you want to call them… there is no perfect parent and lots of conflicting opinions about parenting… but nonetheless people seem to feel the best about their childhood when their parent’s choices, behavior, personality seemed to be a good […]
BMC therapist Rita Mueller has this to say about the importance of preparing yourself for sleep: A very important condition to enter sleep is “Ease your mind first” and make sure your winding down period starts before bedtime. The final demand for entering sleep is to allow myself to withdraw from any thoughts about and interests into […]
Birmingham Maple Clinic welcomed Jane White, director and founder of Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force to the clinic for a seminar for therapists on February 12, 2016. The Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force is a non-profit organization originally founded through the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. It is comprised of 90 Michigan […]
As Valentine’s Day approaches some people are giving thorough assessment to the quality of their relationships while others may be solemnly obsessing about the absence of a relationship and how to get into a new one. Most have not considered, however, how therapy can help improve your dating life. So how may a therapist help […]
The following is excerpted from a presentation, “Eliminating Resentment… Solidifying Recovery,” given as part of The Meadows’ Michigan Lecture Series on November 10, 2010, by Dan O’Neil, MALLP. RESENTMENT The word “resentment” has two parts: “re,” which means “again,” and “sentment,” which is “to feel.” So resentment is to feel again, or a feeling […]
Birmingham psychotherapist Lori Edelson talks about how encouraging mindfulness in children can help combat childhood obesitiy on WWJ-AM. Click here to hear the segment.
From Sara Solovitch at washingtonpost.com: It was November 2012 when Dennis Hartman, a Seattle business executive, managed to pull himself out of bed, force himself to shower for the first time in days and board a plane that would carry him across the country to a clinical trial at the National Institute of Mental Health […]
From Joseph Rauch of talkspace.com: The words “judge” and “judgment” have negative connotations and tend to place people in a no-win situation. You don’t want to be judged, yet you want to be able to tell if someone is judging you. Even when we know discovering the truth might hurt, curiosity wins. Judgment, however, is […]
January 25-31, 2016 is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (#NDAFW). NDAFW is national health observance for teens to promote local events to raise awareness and aid in prevention of teen drug use. The goal of this year’s NDAFW is to “Shatter the Myths” of drug use by presenting scientific information. A student is 50% less likely to try […]
From Kelly Bryant of pgeveryday.com: In a perfect world, you married into a family where everyone gets along blissfully and all parties have the happy feels all of the time. But since it’s not a perfect world, and no one gets along all of the time — not even your own clan — there are […]
From Rebecca Desfosse at Care.com: It’s the ultimate parenting test: Your child throws a first-class meltdown in the middle of the supermarket. Do you threaten, coerce and dole out punishments? Or, do you respond with empathy, love and kindness? If you abide more by the latter, you just might be a positive parent. According to […]
On Monday January 11, 2016 PBS broadcast the documentary Autism in Love by Matt Fuller. The documentary means to shatter stereo-types of those diagnosed with Autism while they pursue and manage romantic relationships. An especially interesting topic since those with Autism Spectrum Disorder have particular deficits in communication and social interaction. Any relationship requires a […]