Sarah Hummel

Sarah Hummel

Anger is a well-known emotion to some and feared by others but it is naturally a part of being human. It’s a powerful emotion- and its sheer force can make it especially problematic and difficult. Anger handled well can actually be quite healthy and many times can warrant a turning point for honesty and growth. […]

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Jenna Jarrold

Jenna Jarrold

For those of you who have been through it, you know that adolescence can be an extremely tough time, filled with confusion, discomfort, and lack of confidence. It is a time when things are changing physically, psychologically, and socially, and emotions are running high. Becoming a teenager means you now have more ability to act […]

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Sarah Hummel

Sarah Hummel

The fun-loving child embodies the innocent and playful spirit most of us imagine children having. Fun-loving children are imaginative and exciting. Their energy is less about driving achievement and more about driving adventure. They are free spirited and independent and can rally with almost anyone who is up for a good time. Fun-loving children are […]

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Sarah Hummel

Sarah Hummel

If you have a sensitive child, you likely know it. Sensitive children are lovable, affectionate and careful. As babies and toddlers they can feel high-maintenance because their need for connection and comfort is so strong. Or, their feelings are just so “big” that meltdowns and tantrums are more frequent. The sensitive child is oftentimes called […]

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Sarah Hummel

Sarah Hummel

The serious child endears us not because of her charm or silliness but because she is five going on thirty-five! Heaven forbid you critique her knowledge or remind her of her youthfulness. She takes herself and the entire world very seriously. She is concerned, articulate and precise. She likes information, books and knowledge. Your struggle […]

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Jenna Jarrold

Jenna Jarrold

Chances are you have heard of bulimia. Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder that manifests through eating large amounts of food (also known as bingeing) and ridding your body of that food in some way, whether it is through vomiting, exercising, or laxative abuse (also known as purging). Maybe you are questioning if someone you […]

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Sarah Hummel

Sarah Hummel

Someone once told me that it’s the high maintenance children who change the world, and do you know what? I believe it. The kids who placate and conform can have a more difficult time making their mark because they’d rather be low profile. The kids who can feel loud, pushy and persistent to parents and […]

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Sarah Hummel

Sarah Hummel

Many parents that I’ve worked with over the years tell me that genetics take on new meaning when they raised children. It’s true, right? If you have multiple children raised in identical environments you can attest to notable differences between your children. A colleague of mine has triplets who spent the first weeks of their […]

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Sarah Hummel

Sarah Hummel

The last few posts have helped you develop some insight into boundaries and what yours look like. Now, let’s talk “brass tacks.” What are ways in which you might clarify your boundaries? 1. Articulate your feelings respectfully Sometimes, our feelings can help us identify when a boundary line has been crossed. Keep in mind that […]

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Sarah Hummel

Sarah Hummel

I’ll outline ways that you can contribute to an environment that promotes a healthy relationship with food, body image and exercise. Additionally, if your loved one struggles with an eating disorder, sticking to these tips ensures that you’ll be creating a supportive environment. When body image comes up, don’t self-deprecate I make it a practice […]

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Find A Therapist

Find A Therapist

We have gathered some of the best love quotes that we could find.  Love quotes can help those in despair, those who want to rekindle a relationship or who are missing their significant other. Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it. Martin Luther King, […]

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Sarah Hummel

Sarah Hummel

Eating disorders are complex, often co-occurring with other disorders and contrary to society’s take, they aren’t just about ‘being skinny.’ Treating eating disorders requires comprehensive assessment and the development of a thorough treatment plan. When I developed treatment plans with eating disordered clients, I usually promoted an ‘intuitive eating’ mindset. In today’s post, I’ll cover […]

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Jenna Jarrold

Jenna Jarrold

When you think of bulimia, you may think of binging (eating a large amount of food) and purging (throwing that food up). Although bulimia nervosa’s main diagnostic features do include the intake of large amounts of food in a short period of time, the purging part is more varied. The word “purge” means to get […]

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Sarah Hummel

Sarah Hummel

The portrayal of eating disorders in popular and mainstream media can falsely give the impression that eating disorders are rooted in vanity or a nearly juvenile desire to ‘be skinny.’ The portrayal is inaccurate and can hinder the treatment of this difficult and common diagnosis. Here, I’ll provide a brief, clinically sound introduction to eating […]

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Sarah Hummel

Sarah Hummel

The fall season has arrived and with it, many families are transitioning into new work, school and daycare routines. Children, just like adults have different levels of adaptability and flexibility. Some adjust readily to new situations and settings without batting an eye, whereas others feel the disruption of change more intensely. Imagine for example, four-year […]

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