Understanding High Functioning Autism Or Asperger’s

“High Functioning Autism”; was also previously referred to as Asperger’s Syndrome. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is now the accurate term used to encompass all Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnoses. ASD is defined as a Neurodevelopmental Disorder that presents at a young stage of development (perhaps as early and reliably diagnosed by 18 months of age by […] Continue reading

How To Parent Children With Learning Disabilities

The Learning Disabilities Association of America believes that there are about 2.4 million students who have a learning disability today. Of these students, approximately 41% are receiving special education services. These services are meant to support students who have a wide array of disabilities such as dyslexia (difficulties related to reading and language processing), auditory […] Continue reading

How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Fully Treats Anxiety, Panic, and Phobias

Anxiety disorders, including Panic Disorder, Specific Phobias, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder are the most common mental disorders in the United States (see https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/anxiety-disorders/what-are-anxiety-disorders). They impact individuals of diverse racial/ethnic, sexual orientation, gender identity, and socioeconomic sociocultural groups (note: notable mental health disparities exist that we will discuss in other articles). Cognitive Behavioral […] Continue reading

ACT Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

Article By Dr. Irma Campos, Ph.D. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Hayes, 2004) is a behavioral therapy has helped children, teens, and adults address anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, externalizing behaviors, ADHD, high functioning Autism, and other mental health concerns. ACT therapy has been found to effectively treat a range of anxiety disorders, including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, […] Continue reading

Three Research-based Ways to Enhance Psychological Wellbeing

  By Dr. Irma Campos, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist and Leadership Coach/Consultant “The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a designation.” -Dr. Carl R. Rogers, Humanistic Psychologist Psychological wellbeing (PWB) can be defined as a multidimensional construct of positive human functioning that includes high levels of life […] Continue reading

How To Handle School Openings Through COVID-19

With dates and plans for school openings yet to be determined, these tips can help manage schooling in the meantime. Stay Informed with Temperance Tempering the volume of information you expose yourself to can help balance your stress levels. You can stay sufficiently informed by checking your school board’s updates, following, and attending when possible, […] Continue reading

Racial Trauma & Liberation: Reflections From A Psychologist

Author: Dr. Irma Campos Trauma is broadly defined as a “disordered psychic or behavioral state resulting from severe mental or emotional stress or physical injury,” according to Merriam-Webster. Through a quick perusal of the news, a discussion with a close friend, or a glance at history, we can see the significant psychological and physical trauma […] Continue reading

CBT Tips for Coronavirus Anxiety

During trying times, varying levels of anxiety are inevitable. In fact, experiencing anxiety can even be viewed as an evolutionary-based and adaptive response intended to help individuals survive environmental threats to the self, safety, or resources. In this post, I will provide information about anxiety disorders and offer recommendations for managing anxiety during this public […] Continue reading