Practical Parenting Strategies with Dr. Heller


Dr. Carey Heller is a licensed psychologist and founding partner with The Heller Psychology Group LLC, which is a small private practice located in Bethesda, Maryland near Montgomery Mall. He specializes in working with children, adolescents, and their families. Dr. Heller conducts play, individual, and family psychotherapy for a variety of issues including ADHD, Autism, anger management, and family conflict. He also provides evaluations to assess for learning disabilities, ADHD, mood, and behavioral disorders. Additionally, Dr. Heller offers parent training, assistance with the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process, serves as a parent coach/child specialist in collaborative divorce cases, runs groups on ADHD, bullying, anger management, and provides a variety of other services as well. Raising children is rarely easy, so Dr. Heller’s blog is devoted to providing parenting strategies and information about available resources to help parents and their children.

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Making the Most of Your Child's Sick Day

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With fall in full swing now, the rates of children getting sick and having to miss school are increasing. While most people do not like getting sick, and parents especially tend to dislike days where their children are too sick to attend school, here are some suggestions to make the most of a sick day […]

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Having Trouble with Time Management and Organizational Skills? Have You Considered the Role of Emotions in Treating Executive Function Weaknesses/ADHD?

Dr. Carey Heller; Clinical Psychologist Bethesda Maryland

Executive functioning skills are essentially a set of mental processes that underlie much of what we do on a daily basis. They are involved in behavioral regulation (i.e., stopping us from acting on inappropriate impulses), emotion regulation (i.e., the expression of emotions), and cognitive regulation (i.e., planning, organizing, getting going on tasks). Many of these […]

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Back to School Time Management/Organizational Supply Suggestions for College Students

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With back to school shopping well underway, parents and students often wonder what supplies/tools would be helpful for college students to have to keep organized, especially for those with ADHD/executive functioning, learning disabilities, or other issues that impede academic and overall functioning. While each person’s needs may be slightly different, and obviously the available space […]

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Helping Children and Teens to Relax While Still Maintaining/Improving Executive Functioning and Academic Skills

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The summer is often viewed as a time for children and teens to relax and get a break from schoolwork, responsibility, and daily task demands. On the other hand, it is also sometimes perceived as a time to get ahead on learning skills for the next year or preparing for the future in other ways […]

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How to Better Organize Your Thoughts

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While individuals with ADHD often struggle with many issues including trouble sustaining focus, hyperactivity, disorganization, and impulsivity, trouble organizing thoughts or ideas is not something that too many people immediately think of as being connected to ADHD. However, individuals with ADHD frequently struggle to organize their thoughts/ideas in many ways. Those without ADHD may also […]

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New Year Time Management/Organizational Tools

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With the new year often comes new years resolutions. Why not make a new years resolution to take better control of your life and be more organized in terms of completing tasks. Doing so will lead to being more efficient, and hopefully freeing up more time to do things that you like, spend time actually […]

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Practical Tips for Parenting High School Seniors

Dr. Carey Heller: Clinical Psychologist with The Heller Psychology Group in Bethesda, Maryland

For parents who have high school seniors, the thought of them living on their own next year at college can be scary, especially if you worry about their ability to be independent. Obviously not all adolescents are ready to move out right after high school. However, many will do so, whether they are actually prepared […]

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Helping Your Teen Keep Better Track of their Assignments

Psychologist: Heller Psychology Group in Bethesda, Maryland

Many schools these days, whether public or private, offer students an online portal where they can view assignments as well as grades. While in theory this should be immensely helpful, not all online portals are very good. Contrary to popular belief, most portals don’t present assignments in a manner that allows students to use the […]

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Reducing School Related Anxiety

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Children and teens often develop anxiety about different aspects of school, especially about not getting good enough grades. Some individuals develop this anxiety from putting significant pressure on themselves and worrying how not doing well will affect them with getting into college and beyond. Others develop anxiety as the result of perceived or actual pressure […]

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Back-To-School Preparation

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With the school year just underway or about to begin for most students, parents often wonder how they can help their children and teens to make this a great school year, especially if the previous one did not go as well as they or their child/teen wanted. Here are a few key principles to keep […]

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