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Give Yourself Deadlines For A Chance To Succeed

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Give Yourself Deadlines For A Chance To Succeed



There are few more satisfactory feelings than realizing we have successfully accomplished one of the goals we have envisioned in our minds. However, procrastination…

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“13 Reasons Why” Season Two- A Therapists Response

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Michael Reed, MA LMHC Family Counseling Associates of Andover



Netflix recently released the second season of 13 Reasons Why, a series which became a bit of a cult phenomenon with teenagers last year when it was first released. The original story was set in the aftermath of the suicide of a high school girl named Hannah, who left a series of recordings she had made […]

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Self-Harming and Cutting, A Primer for Parents- Part 2

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Michael Reed, MA LMHC Family Counseling Associates of Andover



This post will address the topic of how to talk to adolescents and teenagers about suicide. In a previous post, I tried to create a primer of sorts for parents to understand self-harming behaviors, specifically cutting, and to give some context for how to approach the topic with their children. In this post, I will […]

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Self-Harming and Cutting, A Primer for Parents- Part 1

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Michael Reed, MA LMHC Family Counseling Associates of Andover



Throughout the past ten years of working with adolescents and teenagers, the issues of suicide and self-harm have come up constantly. I work to address specific behaviors and to help young clients learn how to manage and regulate their emotions in a healthy way, but I also work with parents to better understand how to […]

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A Therapists Response to Netflix “13 Reasons Why”

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Michael Reed MA, LMHC



As a therapist who has been working with adolescents and teenagers for the better part of the last ten years, a significant portion of my work has focused on issues which teens struggle with such as suicidal thoughts, cutting, anxiety and depression. So when the new Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” was released, depicting the […]

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Mind Wellness

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Shana Perrucci, PhD



Familly Counseling Associates of Andover Read Dr. Perrucci’s latest article “Mind Wellness” on Newburyport Daytripper Blog

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Negative Versus Positive Thinking

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Alton Eckel, LMHC Family Counseling Associates of Andover



Have you ever wondered why when something goes wrong you play it over and over again in your head while an accomplishment is forgotten in one night? Or why a great date can be overshadowed by one slightly embarrassing moment? It turns out that humans are neurologically wired to focus on negative thoughts. When we […]

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The Thoughts and Feelings Behind Anger

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Shana Perrucci, Ph.D. Family Counseling Associates of Andover



We’ve all had those days when our fuse is a little too short whether it’s with our kids, our partner, or the cashier who’s scanning just a little too slowly at Market Basket. As a clinical psychologist, one of my specialties is anger management. I have helped many people deal with this issue at Family Counseling Associates. Anger […]

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Mindfulness and Mental Health

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Tara Dunham MA, LMHC Family Counseling Associates of Andover



Most of you have heard of it: Mindfulness. What the heck is being mindful? The term is everywhere nowadays. I first heard of mindfulness in one of my classes at Lesley University over 10 years ago. We watched a video showing Jon Kabat Zinn helping a group of people in severe pain. These people had gone to multiple pain […]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

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JIll FitzGerald MSW, LICSW- Family Counseling Associates of Andover



The official dictionary definition of winter is: the coldest season of the year, characterized by misery and barrenness. Well, that’s comforting. And for those of us that live in New England, we know that this is only the beginning. Many of us are keenly aware of what the next few months will likely bring (insert here mental […]

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