Entries by Elements Psychological Services

How a Learning Disorder Can Imitate ADHD

  “Joseph isn’t paying attention in class and he has trouble keeping his hands to himself. We think he might have ADHD.”    No parent wants to hear these words from their child’s teacher. It is upsetting to learn that your child zones out in school or submits incomplete or sloppy work, and being told […]

Is ADHD Actually Overdiagnosed?

There are a lot of news articles about ADHD. It’s great that we are learning more about the condition, but these articles can also lead to a lot of misinformation. For example, we frequently hear that the number of kids diagnosed with ADHD has increased significantly. A few years ago,a study at Harvard Medical School […]

Enhancing Parenting Skills with Parent Management Training

Parenting is a complex and rewarding journey, but it often comes with its fair share of challenges. From tantrums to teenage rebellion, parents navigate a variety of situations that can sometimes leave them feeling overwhelmed and uncertain. This is where Parent Management Training (PMT) comes in—a powerful approach that equips parents with effective strategies to […]

5 Essential Life Skills a Psychologist Can Help You Cultivate

Psychologists are professionals who can provide valuable guidance and support in developing essential life skills. A psychologist can teach an individual strategies that help them cope with challenges, manage stress, and navigate everyday life. Here are five skills that a psychologist can help you develop. 1. Communication Skills Effective communication is not an innate quality […]

Navigating Social Media and Mental Health: A Guide for Teenagers and Parents

In today’s digital age, social media has become an integral part of the lives of teenagers, shaping how they communicate, interact, and express themselves. While social media offers numerous benefits, it’s important for parents and teens to educate themselves about the benefits, risks, and how to create healthy boundaries around social media use.   The […]

How Anxiety Manifests in Children

Anxiety is a mental health condition that can affect people of every age, including children. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, approximately 16% of children under six have significant mental health problems that call for clinical attention. However, when children experience problems like anxiety, they may not say they feel anxious or need quiet […]

Dealing with Changes in Your 20’s

Being in your 20s can be a fun and exciting time of life. For many people, this time is filled with new experiences, meeting new people, and exploring new opportunities. However, this period can also be characterized by a lot of doubt and insecurity. Your 20s can come with a lot of uncertainty about the […]

Debunking 5 Common Misconceptions About ADHD

ADHD, or attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a neurodevelopment disorder affecting millions of people, including children. As the number of children recognized with this disorder continues to rise, so do the number of myths surrounding ADHD. These are some of the most common myths we hear about ADHD. 1. It Can Come From Poor Parenting […]

3 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Therapist

If you’re looking for a local psychology office to help you improve your mental health, you might be wondering how to find the right therapist. Asking these three questions can help you with your search as you begin your mental wellness journey. 1. Do They Have the Right Training and Experience? There are many different […]

What Happens During a Forensic Assessment?

The World Health Organization estimates that nearly 300 million people (3.8% of 7.8 billion) suffer from depression. Such conditions can have a significant influence on a person’s actions and the way they interact with others. A forensic assessment affords trained mental health professionals an opportunity to evaluate a person’s past, present, and future psychological health […]