Tips and Advice from Our Mental Health Advisory Committee

Members of our Mental Health Advisory Committee are concerned about the toll that the stress of distance learning, social isolation, economic concerns, the inability to plan for the near future have taken on adults and kids.


Grounding Techniques to Help Cope with Uncertainty

From Melissa Sporn, PhD


How To Meet Kids’ Three Basic Needs: Competence, Connection, and Autonomy

From Heather Tedesco, Ph.D.,


Healthy Coping Strategies During Uncertain Times

From Corrine Coppola, M.A., CTSY;


Staying Positive

From Robyne Davis, MA, LPC, BC-DMT



5 Tips to Engage Your Children More Successfully During This Corona Virus Time

From Sarah Tyler, LCSW, LCSW-C

More information 


Finding A Counselor: Tips and Advice

From Anne Slonim Rafal, PhD, LCSW;

During this stressful time of social distancing due to the pandemic, you might want to consider seeing a counselor or to urge a family member to do so. Many people are deciding to pursue therapy for the first time to address the major life changes that have come with Covid-19. We are all facing new challenges including:

  • Health worries
  • The uncertain end point of social isolation
  • New shared space with family members working from home
  • Worry about long distance relatives
  • Keeping your kids occupied and emotionally safe

You may also want help with managing family conflict, or dealing with increased grief, or anger, along with depression and anxiety. Read more


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