Oradell child counselor

Bergen County Child Therapy

Child therapy in Bergen County Are you seeking a therapist who is highly trained in the art of Bergen County child therapy? Call the office of Mars & Venus, where you can be paired with a specialist who truly cares about offering skilled and gentle care to our youngest fellow members of the Bergen County community. At Mars & Venus, our practice, founded by Dr. Richard Drobnick, LCSW, DCSW, and Morrisa Drobnick, LCSW, is dedicated to offering high quality counseling, coaching, and psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families. We understand that many of our patients are in difficult phases of their life and go the extra mile to

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Bergen County child therapy

What Do You Tell Your Children about Death?

In light of what happened in our Bergen County, Northern NJ community that Mars & Venus is a part of: In most families, parents don’t think about explaining death to their children until a relative dies. In the past, when people were born and died at home, death was a natural part of everyday life and children took part in that event with everybody else. Today it is important to be aware that an understanding of death does not enter a child’s picture of the world by itself. Children have to be told about death. It will make sorrow and death much easier for a child to deal with if

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Bergen County marriage family therapist

Children, Teens, and Divorce in Bergen County

Morrisa Drobnick, LCSW, staff writer and advice columnist of “KIDS Magazine” answers questions about children and divorce. Q: My husband and I have been in a bad marriage for years. We have discussed divorce many times. We have two children. We try to be civil with each other, but often our anger flares up. At this point, we are staying together only for the kids. Are we doing the best thing? R.D. Paramus. A: Dear R.D. You didn’t mention if therapy for your relationship had been attempted. If not, I always recommend therapy for couples and especially therapy to aid with the divorce decision. Indeed, divorce may be the only

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Children and Fear and Child Counseling in Oradell and Franklin Lakes, NJ

Morrisa Drobnick, LCSW, staff writer and advice columnist of “KIDS Magazine” answers a questions about children and fear. Q – My son is afraid to go on the school bus. He is six years old and says he’d rather I take him and pick him up. What can I do? – A Working Mom, Hackensack. A – Fears and phobias are common and within the normal range for a school age child. Focus your attention on helping your child cope with his fears. Ask him what makes him afraid of taking the bus. You may be surprised by his answer. A rattling window or the thought that the driver might

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Children and Halloween in Bergen County

Halloween in Bergen County means fun, candy, and pretending, but three, four, and five year olds do not have a true understanding of fantasy and reality. Children can express fear around this holiday to indicate that they need help with sorting things out. When children express fearfulness, a parent can help best by being sensitive and supportive. Children’s emotional development can progress and regress at certain points. Kids may handle an emotion, such as fear, with some control one moment, and then the next day may exhibit no control over the same fear. One minute preschoolers may be thrilled with their choice of Halloween costume, and then the next minute

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Oradell relationship counseling

Marriage Counseling in Oradell

Healthy Relationships in Oradell Are you ready to embark on a healthier, more respectful, and overall more understanding and communicative relationship? Our partners are very important parts of our lives, and all couples have issues that they can work on to make better and improve their quality of life as a result. Here at Mars & Venus, our experts in marriage counseling in Oradell are here to help you foster the relationship you are currently in and work through any problems that you feel could be communicated about better and resolved with the use of such open communication. At Mars & Venus, we use a specific counseling philosophy based on

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Children and Finances in Bergen County – Teaneck, Oradell, and Ramsey

Morrisa Drobnick, LCSW, staff writer and advice columnist of “KIDS Magazine” answers questions about children and finances. Financial stress and family economics have always been a part of life. Introduce children early to financial cooperation and they will view themselves as important family team members. Make a conscious effort to teach the value of money early, using simple examples. Confronting harsh family realities is never easy, but it is nice to know that there are parents who are helping their children adapt positively. Q – We had such difficulty telling our kids about my husband losing his job. Seeing us depressed is not helping. We don’t want to scare them

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