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Strategies to Enhance Your Child’s Focus

Strategies to Enhance Your Child’s Focus 2560 1703 Long Island Counseling Services

It’s not uncommon for children to struggle to focus these days. Some of this is the natural difficulty children have staying focused simply as a result of being young. Sometimes, it’s related to the pace of the world around them. No matter the issue, the ability to concentrate on a task without getting distracted is crucial for the development of a child’s cognitive skills, academic performance, and overall well-being. Some of your child’s ability to…

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Why is it Disordered Eating and Not “Eating Disorders?”

Why is it Disordered Eating and Not “Eating Disorders?” 2560 1756 Long Island Counseling Services

At Long Island Counseling Services, we provide support for patients that are struggling with their mental health. This includes conditions like anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. Typically, these have been referred to as “eating disorders.” But you may have noticed, if you’re searching for an eating disorder therapist, that the term that many are using now is “disordered eating.” So is disordered eating different from an eating disorder? Why are therapists using different terms? Difference…

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Therapeutic Support for ADHD and Co-occurring Mental Health Conditions at Long Island Counseling Services

Therapeutic Support for ADHD and Co-occurring Mental Health Conditions at Long Island Counseling Services 2560 1792 Long Island Counseling Services

Holistic Therapy for ADHD and Associated Mental Health Challenges Long Island Counseling Services offers specialized therapeutic care for individuals experiencing Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) alongside a spectrum of co-occurring mental health conditions. Recognizing the intricate relationship between ADHD and additional psychiatric symptoms, our team of therapists employs a holistic, integrative approach to therapy, focusing on the whole person rather than just the disorder. The Complex Relationship Between ADHD and Mental Health ADHD is challenging for those…

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What Does it Mean to Be Neurodivergent with ADHD?

What Does it Mean to Be Neurodivergent with ADHD? 2560 1707 Long Island Counseling Services

We expect our minds to develop in a very specific way. Most of the society is adapted for a typical developmental pattern, where a person starts as a child and continues to learn specific skills as they grow older and navigate to adulthood – skills and abilities that will give us what we need to be successful in the workplace and in life. Those that develop in this way are known as “neurotypical.” But not…

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Mental Health is the Resolution That Lasts a Lifetime

Mental Health is the Resolution That Lasts a Lifetime 2560 1707 Long Island Counseling Services

Happy New Year from our team here at Long Island Counseling Services! We hope that you’ve been able to reach goals and overcome challenges in 2023, and that – together – we can overcome challenges in 2024 and beyond. During this time of year, many of us are thinking about goals and resolutions. Even those of us that have given up on the general idea of “resolutions,” many of us still reflect back on the…

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Fear of Panic Attacks and Panic Attack Severity

Fear of Panic Attacks and Panic Attack Severity 2560 1707 Long Island Counseling Services

Panic attacks are caused by anxiety. But they are often so distressing and so physical, that they frequently have symptoms similar to heart attacks or major health events. Many individuals that have never experienced panic attacks before end up seeing a doctor or even end up at the hospital, worrying that something is wrong with their heart, head, or lungs. We know that panic attacks are very physical events. It is because they are so…

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ADHD Can Make You Tired

ADHD Can Make You Tired 2560 1707 Long Island Counseling Services

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition. Children with ADHD display issues with attention and executive function, finding difficulty maintaining focus, inhibiting their impulses, managing tasks, and more. Parents of children with ADHD and their caretakers know that raising a child with ADHD can take some extra work. They are frequently wonderful kids with incredible personalities, but their ADHD does cause them to struggle to stay on task. That means more reminders, more oversight,…

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Can Insomnia Just Be Stress and Anxiety?

Can Insomnia Just Be Stress and Anxiety? 2560 1707 Long Island Counseling Services

Many of us have trouble sleeping. It is becoming, for better or worse, a common part of living in today’s high stress society. One could even argue that it is more common here in New York, because we have a culture of living a more intense and grinding lifestyle than they have in other parts of the world. Insomnia does not have a single cause. It is multifaceted. Some people are genuinely more prone to…

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When Does Healthy Mourning Become Depression?

When Does Healthy Mourning Become Depression? 2560 1840 Long Island Counseling Services

Grieving the loss of a loved one is a complex and deeply personal experience, one that virtually everyone will go through at some point in their life. While mourning is a natural, even necessary, part of the healing process, it’s essential to recognize when this healthy emotional response crosses over into the realm of clinical depression. Understanding this nuanced difference can be crucial for both the individual in mourning and their surrounding support network, as…

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What Does it Mean to Communicate?

What Does it Mean to Communicate? 2560 1707 Long Island Counseling Services

Marriages and relationships take work. If you ask any marriage specialist – or any happy couple – what the secret is for a successful marriage, they’re going to tell you “communication.” It’s an almost cliché answer, but it is true that communication is how relationships work. What is not true is the idea that communication is the ability or willingness to talk. Many people think that, when a person recommends communication, it means that they…

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