3 Marriage Counseling Tips for Healthy Communication

Good communication is immensely rewarding in marriage. You feel connected. Valued. Cherished. Loved. When communication turns south, it’s the exact opposite. No matter what you say, it feels like your spouse is not truly hearing you or seeing your perspective.…

The Importance of Finding Quality Medication Management

Weight gain. Drowsiness. Nausea and vomiting. The list goes on. Every FDA-approved medication has the potential for unwanted side-effects. Mental health medications – such as antidepressants, stimulants, and mood stabilizers – are no exception. There are dozens of medications commonly…

Three Distinct Differences Between Psychiatrists and Psychologists

When looking for the right mental health provider, you may find yourself wondering whether to see a psychiatrist or a psychologist. Often times, the terms psychiatrist and psychologist are used interchangeably. Though they have overlapping responsibilities, there are three district…

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…