As part of my work with challenging kids, I help parents understand the importance of a healthy sensory diet.

Every child needs are different when it comes to the right amount of sensory stimulation required to stay regulated and reach an optimal state of learning.

The best part of explorin...

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In the news cycle, bad news sells, but so many more positive stories happen each day that could inspire and uplift, if we just pay attention.

Likewise, parenting is challenging. It seems logical to focus on the problem of the day. In doing so, it is easy to lost track of all of the good things...

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Staying up with the science. Make sure to get your vitamin D!

"If you think of bone as something that evolved to protect the organism from danger—the skull protects the brain from trauma, the skeleton allows vertebrates to escape predators, and even the bones in the ear alert us to approaching...

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Misophonia. I learned about this today. This is still a common experience in my life. I just did not know that is was an actual diagnosis.

We do know that gifted kids often have sensory processing challenges and apparently this one is directly connected to emotional regulation.

To manage th...

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I love science, especially when it comes to helping the families I work with bond and connect.

Check out the image of a parent kissing their two-month old child from "Born of the Mind." Beyond the science, it is just beautiful!

"This is the world’s first ever magnetic resonance image showin...

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The science is mounting that shows the many negative effects of interactive, electronic screen time on a child's developing brain, as well as the adult brain. It is as if your brain is in a chronic state of flight or fight stress.

Less known is the science pointing to the brain's ability to he...

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I am late to the Occupational Therapy journey, but I am sure enjoying the information that I am learning from this field of wok.

So much of what I do in my work as a family therapist is to help parents learn to self-regulate so that they can stay calm and connected to their kids as they parent...

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a year ago
S. Abigail McCarrel is a skilled, empathetic, and astute therapist. Her range and experience in helping children and families is vast. Abby works to heal the underline trauma so that people can move forward in their lives in a positive way. I would highly recommend this therapist.
- Ann G

Serving the Needs of All Families

I offer an option for In-Home family therapy for families of all kinds, with a speciality in post adoption and gifted children. I also offer online therapy for parents of gifted or adopted children who need more intense support in their lives.

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