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Reunification Therapy

Reunification Therapy is a fairly new court ordered therapeutic intervention which aims to reunite and reconcile a parent with their estranged children. It is so new that most established therapists feel nervous about taking on these cases. There are limited resources...

Social Media’s Impact on Our Health

Social networking sites (SNS) were created following the development of the arpanet, to later become known as the internet. Initially, an SNS was defined as a virtual community that offered its members the ability to network and share media content. Unlike websites...

Co-Regulation

Our ability to regulate our emotions is deeply intertwined with our ability to control our behavior.  These abilities are even more intensely coupled for young children.  Emotion regulation is core to how we, both adults and children, cope with heightened levels of...

Social Media

We live in a hyper connected and extremely accessible technological age.  There’s not much we can do anymore without use of our cell phones.  We use email for work, texting to connect with friends, Instagram to show photos, Facebook to advertise business and show our...

Body Image

In today’s society our perspective and ideas about the body can be so easily distorted.  We go shopping and see clothes hanging from a hanger and wonder to ourselves “how would that look on me.”  Although this is a very normal phenomenon I wonder about what happens...

Sharing Your Calm

Sometimes life feels like you’re steering a ship through a storm.  Chaos surrounds you, and the sea is threatening to swallow you up.  How can we not only remain calm ourselves in these moments, but share that calmness with our children and families in moments of...

Separation Distress

Separations from other people (and our children) are a part of everyday life. These little separations occur throughout the course of our days: we separate when we use the restroom in privacy, or when we drop our kids off at school (or their friend’s or their...

Sleep Issues

For young children, issues around sleep are not uncommon. For parents, sleep issues can be exhausting (pun intended). While there are not always clear- cut solutions to your child’s sleep issues, there are things that you can do to support your child right now. When...

Constance Introduction

About Constance, Op-Ed Contributor & Intern at Amy Kelly, MFT Constance Jaramillo is a graduate candidate in the accelerated Infant Mental Health program at Mills College. She received her BA from Mills College in 2015 with a degree in Psychology. Constance’s...

Children of Divorce

Divorce and Children: What they need and what you can do. Whilst Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin may have sold us the fairytale image of divorce, even if we perfectly execute a “Conscious Uncoupling” with our partner, information on how to best support our children...

Emotion dysregulation

Emotions we experience, from happy to confused to startled to lonely, are there to give us information about the world around us. If we were to feel numb or emotionless wherever we go, we wouldn’t be able to know if our environment was safe or unsafe, pleasant or...

Impact of SNS On Daily Life

Those who find it difficult to relate to others in face-to-face situations due to social anxiety may find the internet an easier place to relate to others. Recent findings have discovered that collective self-esteem and group identification positively correlated with...

History of The World Wide Web

The history of social networking on the World Wide Web is an important part of this investigation, as is the rapid speed of its growth. Currently, there is not an available comprehensive volume of emergent psychologically minded research on social networking sites....

Introduction

This blog will cover some interesting modern concepts with a psychological lean. Feel free to contact me directly if you want to hear more about a particular topic at: amy@amykellymft.com. For my first Journal series we will look at teen use of social media use...

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