Five Tips for Talking to Your Son About Puberty

Puberty can be a tricky topic of conversation with your child.  For one thing, your son might feel awkward talking through physical changes with a parent.  It can also be difficult to accept that your son is growing up and becoming a sexual being. Puberty starts...

Are You A REAL Doctor?

HI, Everybody! Happy Weekend! Today I'd like to share with you a comment from a reader of The Rise and Fall of Weight Gain and Prednisone. This article is the most commented-on post on the blog – for good reason. So many people, innocent, law-abiding citizens, get hit...

Six Ways to Talk About Sexting with Your Teen

Sexting…that’s a scary word, isn’t it?  The mere mention of it is enough to rattle any parent, for a couple reasons.  First, no one wants to think about their child sending revealing photos, or sexualized messages to other people.  Parents worry about this, and...

9 Emotional Intelligence Tips for Young Children

As an adjunct instructor at Medaille College, I have had the opportunity to teach a variety of courses that (I hope) influence future professionals in a positive way. Teaching is definitely mutually beneficial, as it also enhances my own clinical work. This semester,...

What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?

Quick! What comes to mind? Going for an advanced degree? Diving off the high dive? Learn to speak French? Ask that cute boy out? Wear that dress in that bold color? Quit that soul-killing job? When I see people frozen in their anxiety I often ask this question. I...

8 Reasons Why A Second Therapist Completes Psychological Assessment

Throughout my training, I noticed that many mental health practitioners identify themself as an “assessment person” or a “therapy person.” Although it is possible for one person to do both, it can be hard to blend the two skills when working with individual clients....

You’ve Been Ghosted!  5 Things to Do Next

Being ghosted is a new concept that has emerged from modern day dating, and it’s not here for the better.  How do you know that you’ve been ghosted? Maybe you’ve been going out with someone pretty regularly for weeks, or even months.  You’ve been having a...

Five Tips to Manage Senioritis

Senioritis is what we call a condition experienced by students in their senior year of high school, or even college.  It’s when there is a shocking dip in motivation, the feeling of being “done,” or burned out, and the student is putting in less effort into their...

Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

Discernment is a word you don't hear very often these days. It means applying judgment and understanding to discern, or separate out, the elements in a confusing situation (i.e. hot mess). Darci Cramer, Ph.D., a seasoned family and marriage therapist,...

4 Reasons Why Your Child Needs a Psychological Assessment

About ten years ago, I was entering the education field as a newly graduated special education teacher, with a basic understanding of the concept “psychological assessment.” Before then, I worked with children, adolescents and families as a swim instructor, pool...

What is Depression?

Depression is one of the most common mental health issues a person can have.  It affects millions of Americans each year, and not everyone seeks treatment for it.  There are many different types of depression. Some are chronic, which means it can last for months or...

10 Tips for Online Dating

Online dating is becoming one of the most common ways to connect with people searching for intimate relationships.  There are so many dating apps and websites available to use, and each has a way of catering to a person’s unique preferences.  There’s Tinder, Bumble,...

Our 5 Favorite Things About HEALBflo!

Last Sunday the Explore What's Next team went to our first big event as a sponsor/vendor. It was amazing! Describing exactly how HEALBflo was amazing, the happy energy, the creative artists, the clever entrepreneurs, the open-hearted participants, is SO...

Eight Reasons Not to Do Yoga

Yoga has a reputation for being one of the best ways to take care of your body, mind, and spirit. Or in other words, yoga incorporates  Holistic Wellness. Its practice originated in India over 5,000 years ago, and its ancient techniques have reaped all kinds of...

Explore Essential Oils: Top 5 Essential Oils

Getting ready for HEAL Buffalo (this weekend at Hotel Henry) gave me time to think about the Explore Essential Oils workshop and information I love to share with others. I can’t help but notice my inner child light up when coworkers, friends, family members, and even...

5 Reasons EWN Is A Sponsor @ HEAL Buffalo

Since I was twenty-five years old I've dealt with chronic illness and the reality that the state of your body often dictates the state of your spirit. Trying to separate one from the other is just not possible. Body and mind are intertwined, one tugs on...

How to Talk to Parents: Six College Tips for Students

Across the entire Buffalo Region, students are hungry for college tips as they prepare to graduate from high school. An average student preparing for college in Buffalo, New York experiences a lot of stress in the process.  The lengthy applications,...

7 Tips for Therapists New To Private Practice

When I formed EWN I had a clear idea that I wanted it to be the kind of place I always wanted to work. It was important to me that it be of high-quality yet comfortable, in its surroundings and in the people who worked there. I wanted creativity, a place that invited...

3 Hints To See If You Need Therapy

Hint #1 You May Benefit From Therapy...If You're Asking If you're asking, chances are you need some kind of help. Maybe it's not therapy. I'm not saying therapy is for everyone, but it might be helpful for you to meet with a therapist to talk openly about what is...

When Facebook Fails Don’t Panic

When Facebook Fails...Feeling helpless? In shock? Are you running around in circles, pulling your hair out, screaming, “I’m doomed!!!” Then you probably just went to your Facebook page and instead of the lovely posts of your latest business conquests, you found…A...

Explore What’s Next offers psychotherapy, counseling, personal & executive coaching. We provide services for adults, couples, children, adolescents & families in a style that is compassionate, direct, and non-judgmental. Our approach is collaborative to maximize your counseling experience.

Five Tips for Talking to Your Son About Puberty

Puberty can be a tricky topic of conversation with your child.  For one thing, your son might feel awkward talking through physical changes with a parent.  It can also be difficult to accept that your son is growing up and becoming a sexual being. Puberty starts...

Are You A REAL Doctor?

HI, Everybody! Happy Weekend! Today I'd like to share with you a comment from a reader of The Rise and Fall of Weight Gain and Prednisone. This article is the most commented-on post on the blog – for good reason. So many people, innocent, law-abiding citizens, get hit...

Six Ways to Talk About Sexting with Your Teen

Sexting…that’s a scary word, isn’t it?  The mere mention of it is enough to rattle any parent, for a couple reasons.  First, no one wants to think about their child sending revealing photos, or sexualized messages to other people.  Parents worry about this, and...

9 Emotional Intelligence Tips for Young Children

As an adjunct instructor at Medaille College, I have had the opportunity to teach a variety of courses that (I hope) influence future professionals in a positive way. Teaching is definitely mutually beneficial, as it also enhances my own clinical work. This semester,...

What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?

Quick! What comes to mind? Going for an advanced degree? Diving off the high dive? Learn to speak French? Ask that cute boy out? Wear that dress in that bold color? Quit that soul-killing job? When I see people frozen in their anxiety I often ask this question. I...

8 Reasons Why A Second Therapist Completes Psychological Assessment

Throughout my training, I noticed that many mental health practitioners identify themself as an “assessment person” or a “therapy person.” Although it is possible for one person to do both, it can be hard to blend the two skills when working with individual clients....

You’ve Been Ghosted!  5 Things to Do Next

Being ghosted is a new concept that has emerged from modern day dating, and it’s not here for the better.  How do you know that you’ve been ghosted? Maybe you’ve been going out with someone pretty regularly for weeks, or even months.  You’ve been having a...

Five Tips to Manage Senioritis

Senioritis is what we call a condition experienced by students in their senior year of high school, or even college.  It’s when there is a shocking dip in motivation, the feeling of being “done,” or burned out, and the student is putting in less effort into their...

Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

Discernment is a word you don't hear very often these days. It means applying judgment and understanding to discern, or separate out, the elements in a confusing situation (i.e. hot mess). Darci Cramer, Ph.D., a seasoned family and marriage therapist,...

4 Reasons Why Your Child Needs a Psychological Assessment

About ten years ago, I was entering the education field as a newly graduated special education teacher, with a basic understanding of the concept “psychological assessment.” Before then, I worked with children, adolescents and families as a swim instructor, pool...

Explore What’s Next offers psychotherapy, counseling, personal & executive coaching. We provide services for adults, couples, children, adolescents & families in a style that is compassionate, direct, and non-judgmental. Our approach is collaborative to maximize your counseling experience.