Managing Wedding Stress

As spring approaches, as does wedding season. Wedding planning can be one of the most challenging and stressful things that a pre-marital couple experiences. Dr. Julie Peterson, a certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator and Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Edgewood Clinical Services, understands…

How to Determine if My Child Has Autism

“How do I know if my child has autism?” If this is a question that has been plaguing your mind, it is likely that you have already seen concerning developmental delays. Whether pointed out by a loved one or observed…

Typical Doctor Autism Screening vs. ADOS Testing

As a parent, there is no way to prepare for the words “autism spectrum disorder” when used to describe your child’s behavior. Whether it’s the concern of a teacher or a trusted pediatrician, it’s important to understand what an autism…

Pomp, Circumstance, Then What? The Reality of Transitioning to College

You have been thinking about this day for years. The moment when you walk across the stage to that age-old tune, get your diploma and are officially done with high school. This is it. The four years walking the same…

Top 3 Reasons People Why People Avoid Family Counseling

Conflict is inevitable, even in the healthiest families. In times of struggle, counseling can provide families with a safe environment to express feelings, learn communication skills, and build stronger connections. While family counseling offers so many benefits, some families face…

Understanding Teen Therapy Options

For some teenagers, adolescence is a whirlwind of emotions. This can be an equally confusing time for parents who wonder what happened to their previously happy child. If your teenager is going through a difficult time, you may have questions…