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Carolyn Yates

Marital Resilience During COVID-19

Most people I speak to have found one part of the pandemic particularly trying. Namely, the learning curve that has been presented to all of us in having to conflate parenting, homeschooling, and working from home simultaneously. Parents are being challenged to wear multiple hats and switch between them all day long. As a result,

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The “Winter Blues” (SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder)

What is SAD?  As summer transitions into fall and the days grow shorter, some individuals begin to experience depression that had not been present in the spring and summer months. This shift in mood is referred to as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Many identify SAD as “The Winter Blues” because it is characterized by the

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How Do We Reach Our Children When They Seem So Hard To Reach

Children sometimes withdraw in the wake of a distressing event, be it the death of a beloved family pet, an adjustment in schedule, or an unexpected argument between family members at home. It can be difficult for children to articulate what is bothering them. It is important to be attentive to children at these times,

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The Impact of Social Media Use On Happiness

  You’re scrolling through your social media newsfeed when suddenly it hits you. In the midst of a double-tap displaying your love for a post, you begin to feel depressed, a looming sense of dread, or a decline in your self-esteem. Checking your various social media feeds in the morning might be how you choose

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The Tidal Wave of Emotions During Graduation Season

  As summertime quickly approaches, families with children will soon begin welcoming their loved ones home for summer vacation. The period of transitioning from daily school routines to fun in the sun is enough of a change for some households, and in some cases, parents must also contend with another major adjustment — their child’s

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WFC Hosts Guest Speaker, Bill Donaldson for Lecture on Money Coaching on 7/26

  Westport Family Counseling hosted a Networking Breakfast and Professional Lecture on Money Coaching on Wednesday July 26th, 2017. WFC was pleased to welcome Bill Donaldson of Donaldson Financial Wellness Network LLC as our Guest Speaker. BILL DONALDSON, CFP, is the founder of Donaldson Financial Wellness Network, LLC. located in Westport, CT. In addition to the Certified Financial

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WFC Launches Maternal Mental Health Program

  Westport Family Counseling has just launched a Maternal Mental Health Program to support the needs of women in the Fairfield County area.  WFC is pleased to offer this new service and area of specialty. Westport Family Counseling supports women during pregnancy and the postpartum period, and counsels women and couples grieving perinatal loss, or

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WFC Co-Hosted Professional Development Conference last Friday 10/14 in Darien

Westport Family Counseling teamed up with Acadia Healthcare to co-host a Professional Development Conference at the Darien Community Association last Friday 10/14.  Dr. Antoinette Giedzinska-Simons and Yudit Maros, LMFT C.Ht presented on “Progressive Treatment Approaches for the 21st Century.”  The event was a great success and 40 mental health professionals attended and received Continuing Education

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WFC Hosted Cultural Competency Training on Tuesday 10/4/16

Ivette Betancourt, LMFT and Sukriti Kushwaha, LMFT, Ph.D., of TLCCT (Training and Learning for Clinicians) facilitated a Cultural Competency on-site training at Westport Family Counseling on Tuesday October 4th, 2016.  The training was well attended by 13 clinicians who received CEUs and met the new state licensing requirements for Cultural Competency CEUs.  It was a

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WFC is Hosting Network Breakfast and Presentation on, “Pharmacogenomic Testing: Moving Psychiatry into the 21st Century”

Westport Family Counseling is hosting a Networking Breakfast and Presentation on, “Pharmacogenomic Testing: Moving Psychiatry into the 21st Century,” on Thursday February 18th, 2016 from 8:30-10am.  Dr. Vatsal Thakkar will be our guest presenter on this topic. Dr. Thakkar will speak about the fact that the state of the art in psychiatry for the last

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