Fundamental Psychology Welcomes Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Jenny Parella From Dr. Angela Steranko, owner/founder Fundamental Psychology is pleased to announce that Jenny Parella, LMHC has recently joined our team. Fundamental Psychology has been serving the mental health needs of children, teens, and young adults since 2017. Dr. Steranko says “There’s been an increased need [...]
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Fundamental Psychology Welcomes Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Dr. Linda Thompson From Dr. Angela Steranko, owner/founder Fundamental Psychology is pleased to announce that Linda Thompson, Ph.D., LMFT has recently joined our team. Fundamental Psychology has been serving the mental health needs of children, teens, and young adults since 2017. Dr. Steranko says “There’s been [...]
The Problem: So many parents struggle with bedtime, especially if your child is anxious and has trouble falling asleep on their own. But imagine having a child who is comfortable enough to sleep on their own or imagine some down time for yourself to relax after you put your kids to sleep. Sound like a [...]
Gifted Evaluations- Part 2 of 2 For more information about gifted evaluations within my practice please read Part 1 of the Gifted Evaluations Series Click here Gifted Education Referral Process A parent or teacher can request a gifted screening. Students who pass the screening will be referred to the school psychologist for a full [...]
Gifted Evaluations - Part 1 For Everything You've Wanted to Know About Gifted Evals. See Part 2 of this Blog Series by Clicking Here. Is Your Child Gifted? Is your child's vocabulary advanced for their age? Do they solve problems quicker than their peers? Do they consume information with a passion? Many families wonder if [...]
Volunteering is Vital but There's a Key Piece You Might be Missing As a psychologist specializing with children and teens, I often hear the groans from high schoolers as they scramble to complete their required volunteer hours for graduation. Unfortunately, this community service expectation seems to be viewed as a bothersome task for most teens [...]
ONLINE THERAPY: In the spirit of keeping with the technology, I’m doing a video to introduce my new online therapy sessions. At first, I was hesitant to integrate online counseling services. I was concerned about the quality of the interpersonal connection and the comfort level of being in the same room with someone. [...]
Taekwondo Values 1)Courtesy 2) Integrity 3) Perseverance 4) Self-Control 5) Indomitable Spirit I recently learned of the 5 core Taekwondo Values and was impressed with their connection to therapeutic activities. These values are very similar to many of the positive core beliefs I work with my clients to instill. Students may be asked to recite [...]
Keep these 5 Life Hacks handy for when you're feeling anxious. 1) Acceptance Remember anxiety is a feeling and in this moment you are feeling anxious, but this moment will pass. 2) Deep breathing Pay attention to your breath. Try low, deep “belly breaths” because they activate your body’s relaxation response. 3) False Alarm Realize [...]
Stand Up To Anxiety Paddle Board Workshop We really enjoyed our June Paddle Board workshop and because of continued interest we have opened up a July workshop. I saw so much connection amongst the June participants. They were troopers and really challenged themselves to get out of their comfort zone. The goal was to be [...]