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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November 25, 2013 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.


Thanksgiving is a holiday that many people really like, because it brings family and friends together. For others, it is a holiday filled with dread. Regardless of your stance on Thanksgiving, it is occurring on Thursday. Thus, here are a few thoughts to get the most out of the holiday:   1)    Thanksgiving is a […]

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November 12, 2013 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

When Your Child Acts Much Younger

There is obviously great variability in maturity level of children and teens (and to some degree even adults). When you have a child or teen who acts much younger, or has issues such as ADHD that contribute to increased immaturity, parents often wonder how to parent their child. Specifically, they wonder whether to treat them […]

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October 30, 2013 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

First Quarter Assessment for Middle and High School Students

With the first quarter of school about done, it is important to look at how your adolescent is doing, especially if they transitioned into middle school or high school this year. Evaluating the following items can be useful in determining if services/extra assistance are needed at this point in the year: –        Grades How did […]

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October 16, 2013 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

Worried About Your Teen Driving?

Individuals cannot vote and make legal decisions until they are 18 years old. People are not legally allowed to drink until they are 21 years old. Yet, teenagers are allowed to get their learners permit at 15 years, nine months of age and their license nine months later. Some parents feel their teens are responsible […]

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September 25, 2013 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

Could My Child Have an Undiagnosed Learning Disability?

Learning disabilities affect a wide range of people. They can affect reading, writing, math, language, non-verbal skills, and other abilities.  Many children and adolescents who are incredibly bright are able to cope with them through elementary school, but start to have difficulties in middle school and high school when the workload and demands become much […]

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September 11, 2013 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

Could my Adolescent/Young Adult have ADHD?

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has become a pretty well known disorder over the past two decades.  Very simply explained, it is a disorder characterized by difficulties sustaining attention, focusing and trouble sitting still. There have been countless studies looking at whether the disorder is overdiagnosed or underdiagnosed. Regardless of one’s stance on this debate, the important […]

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August 29, 2013 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

Finding The Right Therapist

With the school year now underway, many parents are seeking out services for their children and adolescents to assist them with behavioral issues, anxiety, depression, ADHD, or other issues. It can sometimes be confusing trying to find providers in general, let alone ones who are a good fit for your child’s needs. Here are a […]

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August 5, 2013 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

Too Much Video Game Time?

These days, most children and adolescents play video games. Some are more interested in sports games such as Madden Football or NBA 2K13, while others are most interested in more violent games such as Black Ops, Grand Theft Auto, or other similar games. While children and adolescents can often spend countless hours playing video games, […]

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July 30, 2013 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

Failure to Launch

Many parents worry about their adolescents having difficulty managing their time, taking care of themselves, making good decisions, and being responsible in a manner that will allow them to become responsible and successful adults. Here are a few tips to help your adolescent achieve success and become a responsible adult: 1) Provide parenting interventions that […]

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