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Dr. John Carosso and Dr. Robert Lowenstein specialize in the evaluation and treatment of ADHD, Autism, behavioral and learning issues, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
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September 26, 2022
How We Treat Your Child’s Emotional Outbursts

One of the foremost concerns expressed by parents is often regarding their child’s emotional sensitivity, overreaction, and subsequent emotional outbursts. It’s troubling to see your child or adolescent struggling, but it’s good to know that there are practical and effective strategies to improve the situation. Let’s review them today. What Causes Emotional Oversensitivity, Overreactions, and […]

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May 21, 2022
Ready or Not, Summer Break is Coming!

A version of this post appeared in Spring of 2021. Summer Break is Fast Approaching It’s May and the summer break from school will be here before ya know it. I would hate to have you awaken that fateful day in early June with the incessant “I’m bored”, or loud screaming that typically accompanies siblings […]

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April 25, 2022
How We Treat ADHD

We’ll continue with our ‘How We treat’ series, this time targeting ADHD. In this post, I’ll describe the nature of ADHD, how it’s diagnosed, and how it’s treated. What is ADHD? ADHD is considered to be of disorder of the pre-frontal cortex, which is the most advanced part of our brain, and a subsequent deficiency […]

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April 11, 2022
Easter And The Power of Hope

The Vital Nature of Hope “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all”. - Emily Dickinson. It’s hard to overstate the importance of hope. The more hope, the stronger the drive, and it doesn’t dare to ever stop, nor even […]

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March 28, 2022
How We Treat Autism

We’ll continue our series on how we treat particular behavioral health conditions. In my last article, I provided an overview of how we treat child and adolescent depression and anxiety. In today’s post, I’ll tackle how we treat autism.  What is Autism? Autism is a developmental disorder, which is a condition that impacts a child’s ability […]

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March 21, 2022
How to Treat Your Child’s Depression & Anxiety

As one would expect given my occupation, I’m often approached by teens and their parents, about feelings of depression and anxiety. It’s troubling to see a child or adolescent struggling, but it’s uplifting to know that there are practical and very effective strategies to improve the situation. Let’s review them today. 😊 What Causes Depression […]

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December 27, 2021
The Behavioral Therapist Detective: Here’s How We Solve the Case

How It Starts... I regularly get questions from parents about how to manage their child’s behavior. We welcome such questions and look forward to working with parents to help improve the situation. I might hear something like, “my child is having lots of tantrums and is really hard to manage” or “my child won’t do […]

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December 20, 2021
The Christmas Gift of Faith: What Role Does it Play?

Sharing this post is one of my favorite traditions. This Christmas blog post was first put up the HelpForYourChild.com back in 2012. It has been helping families recognize the role Faith plays in helping families and childhood difficulties. What I’m Expected to Do… As a psychologist, I’m expected to talk about traditional and clinically-relevant approaches […]

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December 13, 2021
Merry and Bright: How to Handle Your Child’s Behavior On Holiday Outings

The holiday season often includes busy public outings with your child. These can be quite tricky and challenging! Children sometimes find the new environment, whether it be a store or a crowded holiday event, to be over-stimulating. They try to carry out the outing ‘on their terms’ rather than on yours. However, if you make […]

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December 8, 2021
Video: Preparing Your Child for the Holidays

The holidays are a wonderful time of year. There are so many fun and festive opportunities to get together to celebrate the season with your family or community. It’s no wonder it’s the favorite time of year for most children. But for parents of kiddos struggling with any number of behavioral health or developmental issues […]

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