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What is OCD Like?

Having Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is sort of like having the person who is supposed to be your best friend turn into the enemy, or is that a frenemy? (Part of the problem for many with OCD is that they have trouble making this distinction, and their progress is often impeded until they do; this… Read More »


Parenting with a Purpose is Step One

It is hard to deny that parenting is probably among the most challenging tasks we can face in our adult lives. Parents usually have the right intentions and we all want what is best for our kids, but how does this translate into actions? When it comes to our children, unfortunately our decision-making usually goes… Read More »


Solving Math Problems

In an early example of the practical application of math, Roman military commanders practiced “decimation” as a motivational tool. Decimation is a Latin term meaning removal by tenths. This is how it worked: Poorly performing legions were divided into units of ten to draw lots among themselves; the soldier drawing the bad lot was, shall… Read More »


Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) – When Beauty is a Beast

  Almost everyone experiences discontent about some part of his or her body at least occasionally. Such dissatisfaction may even be considered normative during certain periods of development, such as adolescence or post-pregnancy. However, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) represents an exponential magnification of this issue. BDD is a chronic psychological condition characterized by worries and… Read More »

  • Posted on: Sep 24 2013
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Weston Psychologist – IS MY CHILD’S REPORT CARD FOR REAL?

Ideally, report cards meaningfully reflect academic achievement and potential.  Yet, this isn’t always the case. “A’s” and “B’s” can have very different meanings from one child to another, depending on such factors like the “track” they are on (Regular, Honors etc.), as well as the grading practices of their school. Why does this matter? Because… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jun 18 2013
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Weston Psychologist: MY CHILD NEEDS A TUTOR BUT REFUSES TO HAVE ONE

If you have a child that clearly would benefit from the services of a good tutor but resists having one: First, recognize this isn’t too unusual.  It’s hard for anyone to admit they have “a problem,” and this can be especially difficult for children.  Many children believe that needing a tutor means they aren’t very… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jun 18 2013
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Anxiety Treatment in South Florida

Experiencing uncomfortably high levels of anxiety is one of the most common reasons why South Floridians might seek psychological help. While a certain level of anxiety is natural, especially during stressful times, what is not normal is anxiety accompanied by serious, debilitating symptoms like relentless worrying and dread, inability to be at ease physically (almost… Read More »

  • Posted on: Mar 30 2013
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ADHD Treatment South Florida

Designing a comprehensive ADHD treatment plan in South Florida (ADHD Treatment South Florida), as in any other locale, requires not only addressing the many complexities of this condition, but also truly understanding the patient’s unique situation and needs. Two core symptoms of ADHD are 1) Distractibility and 2) Impulsivity that significantly exceed the norms for… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jan 6 2013
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Autism Treatment in South Florida

Autism Treatment South Florida Psychological health problems are far more common in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) than previously realized.  Failure to recognize and address them in a timely and effective way is associated with poorer treatment outcomes. The diagnosis and treatment of Autism in South Florida, as anywhere else, is complicated by factors including: Difficulty… Read More »

  • Posted on: Dec 24 2012
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OCD Treatment in South Florida

After the diagnosis of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) has been made, the next concern is usually about treatment.   A common question is: “What is the best approach and where can I find it?”  Concerns about practical matters like finances and availability naturally follow. Often families ask, “Where can I find OCD treatment in South Florida?” Depending… Read More »

  • Posted on: Nov 30 2012
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