1. Investing In Therapy

    We often easily spend money on things like beauty, working out, nights out, and extracurricular activities for our children. But when it comes to our mental and emotional well-being, why do we hesitate to invest in something that is so vital to our functioning and ability to enjoy or fully engage in life? For many individuals who decide to engage in therapy, it is typically not a long-term need. E…Read More

  2. What is Anxiety Therapy and how can it help me?

    Everyone experiences some level of stress in their daily living, and almost everyone feels anxious from time-to-time. Stress is a physiological arousal response that allows us to be attentive and responsive to situations. Healthy stress is when the brain perceives and interprets real threats that are immediate or in the near future, then engages the mind in problem-solving tasks to eliminate these…Read More

  3. Is anxiety on the rise in children and teens?

    When I first dove into the realm of private practice about nine years ago, a majority of the referral reasons for the children and adolescents that I worked with included oppositional behaviors, attention problems, and difficulty adjusting to separation or divorce. Slowly over the past few years, I began to notice that a majority of my patient population is diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. I wo…Read More

  4. What are the symptoms of anxiety in children and how is it treated in therapy?

    For an adult, anxiety symptoms often include excessive worry, restlessness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, irritability, difficulty sleeping and panic attacks that are often misinterpreted as a heart attack. Anxiety often presents differently in children. Behaviors such as severe tantrums, night terrors, school refusal and avoidance, as well as increased somatic symptoms such as stomachaches, …Read More

  5. How do I make time in my busy schedule for therapy?

    How can I make time in my busy schedule for ongoing therapy or an evaluation for myself, my child or my family? This is a question that I am often asked as a psychologist at Dr. Angela Reiter & Associates in Eastchester, NY. Yes, it does require a commitment, as well as time and money, to begin a path towards improvement. But also ask yourself whether continuing to struggle with anxiety, depre…Read More