The Four Horsemen That Will Destroy a Relationship & How to Defeat Them

Couple fighting

Our very own Angela Michnowicz, LMHC has completed Principles of Effective Couples Therapy trainings from the highly respected Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Julie Gottman. Specialty trainings like these increase expertise in working with couples and improving communication within relationships. Ms. Michnowicz has graciously provided a series of blogs based on her trainings, to provide education to clients who may be interested in working on their relationship. Below is the first in the Relationship Series.

Lead with Love

Kindness matters

So many reasons in this world that we forget to be kind, to be thoughtful, to be considerate.

The Benefits of CareCredit for Psychological Evaluations

As a psychologist, I understand the importance of mental health evaluations in providing accurate diagnoses and effective treatment plans for our clients. However, I also recognize that the cost of these evaluations can sometimes be a barrier for individuals seeking help. This is where CareCredit can play a significant role in making mental healthcare more accessible and affordable for everyone.

Unlocking the Benefits of Telehealth: Specialized Therapy from the Comfort of Home

Mental health has become a significant priority for many individuals. Whether it’s managing stress, coping with anxiety, or navigating your or your child’s complex emotions, seeking therapy is a vital step towards self-care and personal growth. However, with the rise of telehealth, the landscape of therapy is evolving, offering clients a plethora of benefits, especially when it comes to accessing specialized therapy.

Brain Longevity

Fundamental Psychology’s own Diane Clukey-Chenard, LCSW, RYT recently became certified as a Brain Longevity Specialist through the Alzheimers Research and Prevention Foundation. Her training is focused on preventative measures and is geared more towards younger ages to increase longevity and overall health.

Gifted Programming 2024

Deadline to inform the districted school that a private evaluation will be submitted. This will allow the school to complete gifted rating scales and other required components by the submission deadline (for magnet programming only). Proof of Residency must be established. ……….March 22, 2024

MIGDAS-2 Vs. Other Autism Assessments

Our testing psychologist, Dr. Colleen Crooms, recently completed her second training in the Monteiro Interview Guidelines for Diagnosing the Autism Spectrum, Second Edition (MIGDAS-2). Dr. Crooms had previously received training and began incorporating this assessment in her evaluations for adolescents and adults. Since starting with Fundamental Psychology, Dr. Crooms wanted to further explore and practice this assessment to use with all age ranges including young children. Dr. Crooms has had significant training and experience with other Autism assessment measures including both the ADOS-2 and CARS-2. In this blog we’ll describe each assessment briefly, explain why we utilize the MIGDAS above other autism assessments and share our approach to testing here at Fundamental Psychology.

Liar Liar

Here’s what you should do when your child turns into Pinocchio and starts telling big ol’ fat lies. Understand the Why? Telling lies can be a normal phase for children. Lies help children test boundaries and understand their world better. As children become more independent, they start to realize not everyone thinks the same as them or knows the same information as them. As children grow older, they can lie more successfully without getting caught because they are better at understanding how other people think.

Best of SRQ Local Nominations are Now Open!

Please take a moment to nominate Fundamental Psychology as SRQ Magazine’s 2024 Best Mental Health Services. We rely on your word of mouth referrals and appreciate your support. Voting is open now through 11/15.