Our eyes, gestures, and tone bring us together in a more profound way than words alone. It’s why we look hopefully toward the return of in-person, face-to-face connection.
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Overcoming Adversity and Learning to Thrive
Lisa Ferentz LCSW-C, DAPA
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Discover how the clergy can play an important role in helping survivors and victims of abuse to heal.
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Measuring success by winning the Gold - or not.
How our best hope for healing the world may start with a cup of coffee.
Do you soothe or comfort your child with a digital smartphone or tablet? Here's what you can do instead, and how you can limit your child's use on a digital device.
There is something fundamentally wrong when a child's greatest source of comfort is their parent’s smartphone.
Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA, is a clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and the founder of the Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training and Education.