Tag Archives: Understanding

Play Therapy

By Susan Regan, MFT Often times, parents ask me how therapy works. One of the ways I’ve been able to get a sense that your child’s therapy is working is well described in writings by authors and my colleagues. There is a stage where children do their deeper work during play therapy called the “deeper […]

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Group Endings

By Susan Regan, MFT In the groups that I lead, people often make deep connections by the end of the series. It is important to recognize that people come into the group for all different reasons: some people need support, some are having such raw emotions they need a place to go, some people need […]

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Seven Stages of Grief

By Susan Regan, MFT Seven Stages of Grief 1. Shock and Denial You will probably react to learning of the loss with numbed disbelief. You may deny the reality of the loss at some level, in order to avoid the pain. Shock provides emotional protection from being overwhelmed all at once. This may last for […]

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Ways to Avoid Putting Your Child in the Middle When Going Through Divorce

By Susan Regan, MFT This is an excerpt from the book Cooperative Parenting and Divorce: Shielding Your Child from Conflict — A Parent Guide to Effective Co-Parenting by Susan Boyan and Ann Termini. This book is dedicated to protecting the emotional health of your children from the difficulty in the transition process of divorce. I highly recommend […]

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