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How To Get Students Back On Track After Getting Behind In School Work

How To Get Students Back On Track After Getting Behind In School Work

The school year is in full swing and a lot of students are starting to feel the pressure of their school work weigh on them. School anxiety is very common for students who put a lot of pressure on themselves to do things perfectly. When they do not feel like they are doing things perfectly, they can get stuck in one place. They then start to over analyze and perfect everything. Since there is no such thing as perfection, these students usually start to fall behind in their school work. Usually being behind in school work will increase anxious feelings and then this cycle continues throughout the school year.

Welcome Anchor Therapy's New Mental Health Psychotherapist Lauren Mandelbaum, LPC, NCC, CCMHC!

Welcome Anchor Therapy's New Mental Health Psychotherapist Lauren Mandelbaum, LPC, NCC, CCMHC!

Give a warm welcome to Anchor Therapy's newest mental health counselor and psychotherapist Lauren Mandelbaum, LPC, NCC, CCMHC in downtown Hoboken, NJ!

Lauren is specialized in helping:

  • Children

  • Teens

  • Young Adults (20s and 30s year olds)

  • Couples

How To Handle Negative Self-Talk In Teens

How To Handle Negative Self-Talk In Teens

Teens usually experience vulnerability in which they are experiencing a time in their development in which they are questioning where they fit in, who they are, and analyze how they could be better. With this level of scrutiny usually comes negative self-talk. This usually comes about in teens who compare themselves to others and feel they are not good enough for whatever reason. As a parent, it could be hard to see your teen experience a lack of self-esteem and falling into the comparison trap. There are ways to help your teen so that they can first feel heard and next get help with refocusing and reframing these negative thoughts/feelings.

How Taking Breaks Can Help Your Mental Health

How Taking Breaks Can Help Your Mental Health

Whether you’re a student, a working professional, or a stay-at-home parent, you need to take breaks. Taking a break can look differently for each person. the overall goal is to stop doing whatever you’re doing long enough that you feel re-energized when you return to it. That’s why employers give you paid time off (PTO) and sick time. That’s why there are things called, “study breaks”. And that’s why there’s a saying, “come back to it when you can”. When taking breaks, there could be a lot of feelings that arise such as guilt as a break could feel like a waste of time and unproductive. I will discuss why this is not actually the case.

Postpartum Depression: How Netflix's 'Workin' Moms' Got It Right

Postpartum Depression: How Netflix's 'Workin' Moms' Got It Right

If you are a mom, or soon-to-be mom, then you have to watch Netflix’s new show, “Workin’ Moms”. As a warning The show has a lot of dry humor, but most moms find at least one character or incident extremely relatable. The show follows a few moms who are all working and balancing their family life, raising a newborn, and returning to work after maternity leave. As a psychotherapist who helps a lot of moms in Hoboken, NJ, there is one character that intrigued me the most. In the show she recently had a baby and is experiencing postpartum depression. This may be one of the most realistic portrayals of postpartum depression that I have seen on a TV show.

Parenting 101: How To Change Your Child's Behavior

Parenting 101: How To Change Your Child's Behavior

Most parents who I see in my office in Hoboken, NJ or for online (video/ phone) sessions want help with changing their child's behavior. Most times, parents prefer for me to see just their child and to change their behaviors directly through play therapy. While I do see children and help them change their behaviors through play therapy. I also find working with parents on the side leads to the most successful changes. 

What is CBT?

What is CBT?

The primary type of therapy that I, a Hoboken psychotherapist, use is CBT. It is probably the most well known therapy out there nowadays. But if you do not have a psychology background and have never been to a therapist then you most likely have no idea what CBT is.

How To Describe Your Mental Health Condition To A Loved One

How To Describe Your Mental Health Condition To A Loved One

If you have ever experienced a mental health condition, have you ever felt like your loved ones were trying to give you advice on how to feel better? If it were that easy to just feel better by snapping your fingers then you probably would have done that by now. The best advise someone else could give you is to seek out a professional therapist if they notice that something is off and you are exhibiting symptoms of a mental health condition.

6 Ways To Help Your Anxious Teen

6 Ways To Help Your Anxious Teen

ANXIETY IN A TEEN CAN SHOW UP IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS. ONE SYMPTOM OF ANXIETY YOU MAY SEE IS AGITATION. WHEN A TEEN FEELS OVERWHELMED OR STRESSED THEY MAY BECOME CLOSED OFF AND RESISTANT TO DISCUSSING THEIR FEELINGS.