The Bully Inside of You

The Bully Inside of You

We talk quite a bit about anxiety in our house. My kids have names for their worry monsters. My daughter chose the name Alfred when she was around 4 years old. My son, more recently, when he was about 4 years old, named his Pooter Fart. As you can imagine it brings a lot of

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The Nurturing Father

The Nurturing Father

Family Therapy Sterling, VA In my work as a therapist, I have had the privilege to work with and know many fathers who are engaged in their children’s lives and in nurturing them to become emotionally healthy individuals. In a culture that often portrays dads as either insensitive, bumbling fools or angry, vigilante protectors, it can

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Calming Your Anxious Child

Calming Your Anxious Child

Child Therapy Sterling VA The first day of school for many children is filled with excitement and hope, but for many others, the start of school brings with it anxious thoughts and feelings. For some children this may appear obvious with voiced worries, anxious habits, and loads of tears. For others, anxiety may manifest itself

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