The Infertility Journey: A Guide for Coping

The Infertility Journey: A Guide for Coping

The Infertility Journey: A Guide for Coping

By Sharon N. Covington, MSW, LSCW-C Infertility is an experience that strikes at the very core of who we are—our sense of self, connection to others, values, roles, goals and dreams. The ability to procreate and regenerate is considered one…

Assessing Young Children for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Assessing Young Children for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Did you know that children can be assessed for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as early as 14 months old? Dr. Russell’s primary role at Pine Rest is providing autism and ADHD diagnostic evaluations for children one through 13 years old at the Psychological Consultation Center.

Addiction: A Disease, Not a Moral Weakness

Addiction: A Disease, Not a Moral Weakness

I find this topic extremely exasperating; having to convince a colleague or a patient’s family member that addiction is a disease and not a moral weakness or strictly the result of poor choices. However, before we embark down this road,…

Tips for Talking to Kids About Drugs and Alcohol

Tips for Talking to Kids About Drugs and Alcohol
It's never too soon to begin talking to kids about drugs and alcohol. Children are being exposed to tobacco, alcohol and other drugs at increasingly younger ages. In 2017, the Monitoring the Future Survey reported that: 10% of 8th graders...

Making Stepfamilies Work

Making Stepfamilies Work

One of the most difficult aspects of step family life is the parenting dynamics. These tips from the American Psychological Association can help make for a smoother, happier transition!

Technology: Friend or Foe

Technology: Friend or Foe

As a mother with children in their 20s, I’m extremely grateful I raised children prior to the age of cell phones, school issued laptops, tablets, Instagram, Facebook and Snap Chat. Today’s parents are the first generation parenting within this digitally…