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Understanding Turner Syndrome

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, MA

Has your child just been diagnosed with Turner Syndrome?  Does a loved one, such as a family member or close friend, have Turner Syndrome?  This article will provide an overview…


How Will Your Baby Impact Your New Marriage

Posted by: Tonya McDaniel, ABD, MEd in Human Sexuality, MSW, LSW

How Will Your New Baby Impact Your Marriage? For many couples, the addition of a new baby into the family is an exciting, joyous, and uncertain time. Whether the couple…


Not Being The First

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

            You found the perfect partner. You connect on so many different levels.  You really feel like they get you, and your family and friends all…


Parenting A Distant Teenager

Posted by: Angie Dion, MFT, LMFT, Therapist

Have you found that your teen has been shutting you out lately? When you ask curious questions about their life, do you get a dramatic sigh and an eye roll…


Valentine’s Day for Couples with kids

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and many couples will begin the conversation about how will they celebrate this year, (or at least should). There are many things couples&rsquo…


Resiliency And Rewards

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Resilience and Rewards

The battle of resilience versus rewards has had an impact on our survival throughout time.  In our early years as Homo Sapiens, failure meant the loss of life. …


Attachment

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Have you ever wondered why some people have such a difficult time sustaining close, personal relationships while others seem to do so with relative ease?

How we manage the balance between…


What’s Your Child’s Learning Style?

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Understanding your child’s learning style is an essential step in assessing which school setting is the best fit for your child.  As parents, you have the power to send your…


Parenting and ADHD/ADD during Homework and at Home Task Times

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Parenting and ADHD/ADD during Homework and at Home Task Times

Parenting can be a challenge all on its own!  What is even more challenging is learning how to manage your…


Parenting—An Overview

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

When you think of your parenting role, what immediately comes to mind?  More than likely, your thoughts turn to surviving the day (and/or getting the jelly bean out of your…


Corporal Punishment in African American Families

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Corporal Punishment: Hot Topic in African American Families - Parenting Support Services

“Spare the rod, spoil the child”.  If you are familiar with this saying, you are very familiar with the…


Perinatal Depression Assessment

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Perinatal Depression Assessment: Do you or your loved one suffer from Regular Depression or Perinatal Depression? If you are not sure, use this assessment to help you determine what type of…


Identifying When Your Child Could Benefit From Play Therapy

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

In our opinion, all children ages 3-11 can benefit from play therapy. Play therapy is designed to be fun! From a child’s perspective, he or she gets…


Talking to Your Kid About Going to Play Therapy

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Play Therapy in Center City Philadelphia: There are many reasons for seeking play therapy for your child.  Every parent has his or her own specific set of reasons. Regardless of how…


The Benefits of Play Therapy for Parents

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Play therapy is designed for children ages 3-11, as play is the way children make sense of their world and express themselves.  The benefits of play therapy for children include developing…


Using Social Stories To Treat Autism Spectrum Disorders?

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

If you have or know a child who has been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD for short) including Autism and Aspergers, you probably know…


Play Therapy Interventions for Autism

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Center for Growth / Play Therapy in Philadelphia for Autism

Autism is a Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD).  Pervasive Developmental Disorders are a range or “spectrum” of disorders that…


Letting Go of Expectations

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Opening Yourself Up to More by Letting Go of Expectations

Do you find yourself often disappointed when things don’t go your way? Do you find yourself constantly disappointed by friends…


Postpartum Depression and Expectations of Motherhood

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Postpartum Depression and Expectations of Motherhood When experiences don’t meet our expectations — what we imagined something to be like or feel like—it is a big disappointment. And, when we have…


Parenting Strategies for Preschool Kids

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Parenting Strategies for Preschool Kids in Philadelphia and World Wide: Are you at your wits’ end?  Have you no idea how to get your little one to listen?  Do you…


What is Play Therapy

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Play Therapy in Philadelphia : Play therapy is a structured approach to therapy that builds on the natural language of children, the language of play.  Therapists use various play materials to…


Strategies for Parents of Children with an Eating Disorder

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Parenting Help in Philadelphia: Strategies for parents of children with an eating disorder to help them recover 38 Strategies for parents of children with an eating disorder (Anorexia, Bulimia, or binging or…


handling unhelpful friends after the arrival of baby

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Handling unhelpful friends and family after the birth of a baby: develop a strategy with your partner about ways to handle unhelpful friends and family. Then, while interfacing with the…


Parenting Your ADHD Child

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Pareningt your ADHD Child / Therapy in Philadelphia: When your child receives a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or it’s quieter cousin, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) you, as a…


Raising Children in the Midst of Divorce

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Raising Children in the Midst of Divorce Children are the most innocent victims of divorce. They become of the center of battles over child custody, support and visitation. Divorce changes…


Children and Trauma

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Children and Trauma Therapy in Philadelphia: Children can be traumatized by the tragic events they see reported on the news or that happen in their own lives, such as…


Breastfeeding Versus Formula

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Breastfeeding versus Formula: Breastfeeding or formula, what to do? That is the question that many new moms struggle with. Most women, when imagining what life will be like when they are…