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5 Ways How to Set Healthy Boundaries in Close Relationships

Teach people how to treat you by letting them know what you’ll tolerate and what you won’t. Boundaries are the…

Managing Your Mind During the Post-COVID Transition

Challenges are a part of life. In 2020 we saw a lifetime of challenges. So many of us are still…

What Do Bears Know That We Don’t?

Just be. Be here now. Be present.  You’ve heard all of these phrases before. Perhaps you’ve even made previous attempts at being…

4 Easy Ways On How to Be Present

What does it mean to “just be?” When I think of “just being,” I think of being here now, in…

Two Simple Ways to Fight Your Winter Blues

Does it feel like time is standing still? Time during the winter months is such a different construct for so…

5 Steps to Managing the Annoying People

“They’re just so annoying.” It’s a phrase I hear so often from so many of my clients. Whether you work…

Navigating the Pandemic Holiday Season With Compassion

I’ve been working with a small group of clients on a project focusing on compassion, accepting what is and focusing…

The Powerful Practice of Shifting Your Thoughts & Accepting Reality

During a recent session with a client, we discussed a common, yet significant issue so many teens and emerging adults…

Summer Update and Fall Groups

It’s hard to believe that fall is in full swing! Our summer programs (Intergenerational COVID Connection, The Kidz Connection, and…

How to Cope With Uncertain Times? Get Curious.

As a therapist and life coach, I work with teens and young adults every day. We practice all the evidence…

7 Ways to Help Teens Manage Stress

Teen stress and anxiety is a growing epidemic. One-third of adolescents report feeling anxious to a significant degree, according to…

Is she ready? A Parent’s Guide to Assessing Their Daughter’s Emotional and Social College Readiness

By Pam Willsey, Willsey Connections In a recent New York Times article, students were described as “emotionally unprepared” for their transition…

Parents' Weekend: Hit or Miss?

Powerful strategies you probably aren’t using to connect with your teen. Many universities had Parents’ Weekend this month. I recently…

How To Help Our Girls Transition to College

As a college transition coach, I’ve seen the worry, excitement and anxiety of parents sending their daughters off to college.…

Navigating Her Freshman Year: A Survival Guide for Mom

By Pam Willsey, Willsey Connections Your daughter is now  off to college, and in just a few short weeks the hustle…

Psychology Today Blog Links

Psychology Today: Managing College Transitions

Help your new college freshman navigate change and loss.

Psychology Today Blog: The Gray Zone

How to help your teen transition through their freshman year and beyond.

Psychology Today Blog: Homesickness

What to do when your college freshman calls you saying, “I wanna come home.”

Psychology Today Blog: Parents' Weekend

Help your new college freshman navigate change and loss.

Psychology Today: Four Ways to Gift Connection

Give a gift you don’t have to buy.

Psychology Today Blog: Homesickness

What to do when your college freshman calls you saying, “I wanna come home.”

Blogs: College Transition

How To Help Our Girls Transition to College

“Our daughters need our help”

Navigating Her Freshman Year: A Survival Guide for Mom

“You’ll likely be her dumping ground.”

Transition from High School | Is she ready?

A Parent’s Guide to Assessing Their Daughter’s Emotional and Social College Readiness