How a family member’s mental health concerns impacts others

Introduction A study published in July in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology suggests that as many as 80 percent of us will experience some type of mental health challenges at one point or another during our lifetime. When we do, there’s a strong chance that it will poorly impact our family life. An individual who is struggles with mental illness may experience significant behavioral or emotional signs associated with their…

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Tragedy in Parkland, FL

Thrive Therapy is deeply saddened by the tragic shooting that took the lives of students and faculty in Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends and loved ones of the victims, as well as the community that is mourning such a horrific event. During times like these, we urge parents to hug their children a little tighter, love them a little longer…

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How Do I Know My Child Needs Counseling?

This month’s “guest blog” actually comes from Thrive Therapy’s very own Rachel Stewart and Elizabeth Muniz. They provide five behaviors parents can look out for that can indicate their child may need to see a counselor. The article can be found in the November issue of SWFL Parent & Child Magazine. You can click here for the PDF: How Do I Know My Child Needs Counseling? To read the magazine online (and the article),…

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Rachel Stewart Business Observer 2016 40 Under 40

Congratulations to Thrive Therapy’s co-founder Rachel Stewart for being chosen as one of Business Observers 2016 40 under 40 honorees!!! Check out the link below for a great article on Rachel http://businessobserver4040.com/rachel-stewart-29/

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Co-Parenting After Divorce

This months guest blogger is Danielle Levy Seitz Esq., associate attorney at Aloia, Roland & Lubell, PLLC. She shares some helpful tips on co-parenting after a family separation or divorce. Parents going through a divorce or paternity (child custody) litigation usually exhibit a wide range of sometimes conflicting emotions. It’s very common to see heartbreak, fear, anger, resentment, sadness, and relief all in the same meeting. Separations and divorces mean significant…

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Thrive Therapy to present at FGCU’s 6th Annual Children and Youth Conference

  Thrive Therapy is excited to have been given the opportunity to present at this years Annual Children and Youth Conference at Florida Gulf Coast University on 11/19/16. This year’s topic for the conference is on childhood trauma and Elizabeth and Rachel will be presenting on Play Therapy and Domestic Violence. Don’t miss out and register today. For more information and how to register please click the link below. https://www.smore.com/2r9w9

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Gulfshore Business 40 Under 40 Honoree!!

Congratulations to Thrive Therapy’s very own Rachel Stewart, LMHC, RPT-S for being honored as one of Gulfshore Business’s 2016 40 Under 40!!   http://www.gulfshorebusiness.com/September-2016/40-Under-40/  

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National Play Therapy Week 2016 – Day 3

Today is day three of National Play Therapy Week. Today we are sharing this infographic provided by Play Therapy Guy, Dr. Nick Cornett. Research is an important part of play therapy. It allows us to learn more about the field and educate others by providing evidence of the benefits of play therapy.  

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National Play Therapy Week 2016 – Day 2

It is day two of National Play Therapy Week. Today we are sharing the “Parent’s Corner” a great resource for introducing play therapy and child mental health to parents and caregivers from the Association for Play Therapy‘s website. https://a4pt.site-ym.com/?ParentsCornerHomePag  

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National Play Therapy Week 2016 – Day 1

Today begins National Play Therapy Week, which recognizes the importance of play therapy, credentialed play therapists, and the Association for Play Therapy. Everyday this week we will be posting information on the benefits of play therapy, how it works and why we love it. For day one we are sharing “Play Therapy Works!” It is an educational video from the Association of Play Therapy explaining what play therapy is.  

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