Carey Heller

October 16, 2018 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

October is ADHD Awareness Month

Do You Know How ADHD Truly Impacts People and What Treatments Are Available? Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition (DSM-5) that is characterized by deficits in attention (i.e., trouble staying focused, being forgetful, making careless mistakes). In addition, many individuals experience trouble with hyperactivity […]

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February 11, 2018 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

Helping Your Teen Develop their Optimal Work Life Balance in Adulthood

Parents probably vary to some degree in their views on what an optimal work/life balance is. For some, it means being home for dinner every night and not working on the weekends. For others, it involves a strong work ethic, many long hours, and enjoying one’s job. Many teens participate in after school activities and […]

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November 19, 2017 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

Making the Most of Your Child’s Sick Day

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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October 4, 2017 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

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

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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March 2, 2017 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

How to Better Organize Your Thoughts

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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January 11, 2017 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

New Year Time Management/Organizational Tools

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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September 23, 2016 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

Reducing School Related Anxiety

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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June 24, 2016 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

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Practical Tips to Improve Organization and Productivity

When people think about improving productivity, managing distractions, and so forth in order to curb the negative impact that ADHD symptoms can have on functioning in the workplace and at home, people often lose sight of the fact that finding basic tools if they are a good fit, can be extremely helpful. A general rule […]

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May 20, 2016 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

How to Help Your Teen Prepare for Finals

With finals just a few weeks or less away for many middle school and high school students in the area, many parents wonder how their children and teens should prepare. Every person is different in terms of how far in advance they need to study, for how much time, and so forth. Nonetheless, the following […]

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January 27, 2016 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

New Semester Check Up

With the new semester underway for most teens in the area, it is a good opportunity for teens and their parents to examine how the previous semester went. In most instances, simply trying harder to do better in of itself does not work well if there were issues previously, unless specific concrete tools and strategies […]

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