General Psychology

General Psychology

Socializing in a Pandemic

People who are very engaged in social media must use caution to ensure that they don’t place more value on their virtual friends, or how many or few they have, versus their in-person relationships. We can all get distracted by the online world, believing that … Continue reading Socializing in a Pandemic

Millennial Loneliness and Depression

It can be hard to make friends as adults: People often feel like it’s hard to make friends as an adult because, quite frankly, it is. When we are in college or technical school, we have a community made for us. We share common goals … Continue reading Millennial Loneliness and Depression

Feeling low? Tips for keeping your sense of humor amidst the uncertainty

It’s really tough to stand in uncertainty and, right now, people around the globe are facing this challenge as best they can. With all of the confusion about whether to send kids back to school and how to manage hybrid or home learning while working, … Continue reading Feeling low? Tips for keeping your sense of humor amidst the uncertainty

Body Image and ADHD: How to help kids who dislike their bodies

It’s heartbreaking when your son or daughter shares that they don’t like their bodies. They may dislike their shape, their height, their hair color, their fingernails, their nose or their feet. All too often, kids (and adults) compare themselves to an unattainable ideal of beauty … Continue reading Body Image and ADHD: How to help kids who dislike their bodies

More Tips for Dealing with Defiant ADHD Tweens and Teens in This Strange COVID Summer

Now, more than ever, there seems to be very little we can predict and hold onto. Every day we hear new reports about climbing COVID cases as we struggle to practice safety measures, keep up with work, manage bored kids and keep our sanity intact. … Continue reading More Tips for Dealing with Defiant ADHD Tweens and Teens in This Strange COVID Summer

Tired of Adolescent Pushback? Here’s how to Understand and Cope with Defiant Teens

Teenagers can push your buttons like no one else. Teens with ADHD–living through the hormonal turmoil of adolescence in addition to struggling with executive functioning challenges such as impulse and emotional control, organization and motivation,  can simultaneously need your support and reject your concern. Unable … Continue reading Tired of Adolescent Pushback? Here’s how to Understand and Cope with Defiant Teens

Feeling shut down? How to help your family cope with numbness and isolation during COVID

Do you notice that your son or daughter is feeling more frustrated, down and hopeless as the shelter-in-place directive and online schooling continues? I’m hearing from so many kids and parents that things seem to be getting worse as this confinement continues. With thousands of … Continue reading Feeling shut down? How to help your family cope with numbness and isolation during COVID

More than deep breathing: Managing uncertainty in your family during COVID 19

This new “normal” isn’t anything we’re accustomed to. With school closures, social distancing, working from home, job lay-offs and 24/7 family time, everybody is making huge adjustments to the massive disruption wrought by COVID 19. While we adults struggle to wrap our brains around these … Continue reading More than deep breathing: Managing uncertainty in your family during COVID 19

Forget freaking out: How to Parent Panic Attacks in Kids with ADHD

Does your child or teen ever tell you that they are having a panic attack? Or, do they describe symptoms such as shortness of breath, a pounding heart and the sudden feeling like the world is closing in on them? Panic attacks are awful for … Continue reading Forget freaking out: How to Parent Panic Attacks in Kids with ADHD

Depression Myths

What people get wrong about depression: You could make it go away if you tried harder. An incident must have happened to make you depressed. Otherwise you wouldn’t be sad. If you practiced more gratitude, you’d feel better. Anxiety and depression are unrelated. Depression is … Continue reading Depression Myths

Habits that Hurt Mental Health

I see a few major habits in my clients that hurt their mental health more than help them. Spending too much time on social media: Social media not only seems to suck up time faster than you notice but it also is built to so … Continue reading Habits that Hurt Mental Health

Anxiety and Food

Q: What foods might spike anxiety … and why? A: Although I am not a medical doctor, I’ve observed that especially sugary foods or those with a lot of caffeine can increase someone’s agitation and then make them more prone to anxiety. Sometimes ginseng can … Continue reading Anxiety and Food

22 News Mass Appeal: Clever ways to pack in more fun with the kids before summer ends

(Mass Appeal) – Are you disappointed that the pandemic has hampered some fun summer plans with the family? Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline of DrSharonSaline.com joins us with some creative ways to enjoy time with the family while staying safe. Click logo below to watch.

22 News Mass Appeal: Understanding and managing the anxiety of returning to school

(Mass Appeal) – These are anxious times for kids and adults as the school year restarts. But it’s important to remember that children absorb how adults act in different situations and feed off those emotions and actions. Dr. Sharon Saline is here today with some … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Understanding and managing the anxiety of returning to school

CHADD Webinar: “Off You Go!” Helping Your Teen Navigate The Transition From High School To The Next Chapter

Many families struggle with the pressure and anxiety related to launching teens with ADHD to life after high school. It’s hard to know when to support them and when to let go. How can you teach them the life skills they’ll need to thrive independently? … Continue reading CHADD Webinar: “Off You Go!” Helping Your Teen Navigate The Transition From High School To The Next Chapter

22 News Mass Appeal: Back to School Week: Start The New School Year With The Right Study Habits

(Mass Appeal) – Did your kids struggle in the spring with remote learning? It’s important to start the new school year off on the right foot. Here with some study tips for hybrid and remote learning is clinical psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline Click logo below … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Back to School Week: Start The New School Year With The Right Study Habits

The Enrollment Management Association: The Big Pivot: Preparing Your Community for an Unusual Back-to-School Transition

This has certainly been the strangest of times. The combination of changes wrought by COVID-19 and socio-political protests have disrupted life for students, families, and school communities across the world. Canceled summer programs, internships, jobs, and vacations intensified everybody’s disappointment, frustration, and worry. It’s tough … Continue reading The Enrollment Management Association: The Big Pivot: Preparing Your Community for an Unusual Back-to-School Transition

22 News Mass Appeal: Reducing Anxiety by Shifting From Worry to Wonder

(Mass Appeal) – Look at how much worrying you’ve done over the past few months. Imagine in the future you took all the time you would’ve spent worrying and shifted that to be more inquisitive by wondering in a positive way? Dr. Sharon Saline explains … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Reducing Anxiety by Shifting From Worry to Wonder

Additude Mag: From Screen Time to Safe Socializing: The Summer 2020 Guide for ADHD Families

Summer safety during a pandemic means activities that are socially distant yet still fun and collaborative for kids with ADHD. Use these strategies to better communicate with your child, devise activities for the whole family, and make the most of this weird summer. Click logo … Continue reading Additude Mag: From Screen Time to Safe Socializing: The Summer 2020 Guide for ADHD Families

Additude Mag: Q: Why Is My Child with ADHD So Angry and Violent Now?

Some children with ADHD are prone to emotional outbursts of anger, violence, and abusive language. Here, learn how parents can anticipate and prevent this extreme emotional dysregulation, and respond calmly and productively when it happens. Click logo below to read more.

22 News Mass Appeal: Reopening our Community: The power of volunteering as a family

(Mass Appeal) – Volunteering in our community not only helps a cause close to you, it can also teach some valuable life lessons to your children. Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline discusses ways to get your kids engaged and active to help others. Click logo … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Reopening our Community: The power of volunteering as a family

EsaCare: Top 3 Benefits of an Emotional Support Animal on ADHD by 14 Renowned Experts

People suffering from mental health conditions experience multiple emotions that change through the day daily. Support animals for them are meant to help their owners keep their emotions in check and remain calm. It helps if the animal you choose to support you is cuddly … Continue reading EsaCare: Top 3 Benefits of an Emotional Support Animal on ADHD by 14 Renowned Experts

22 News Mass Appeal: How to have conversations about race and beliefs with your children

(Mass Appeal) – Understanding how to have difficult conversations with our children around race, politics and justice is important. Children are exposed to the media and may not understand the messages they’re receiving. It’s also a perfect time to teach them to stand up for … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: How to have conversations about race and beliefs with your children

22 News Mass Appeal: Self-care tips to reduce stress and anxiety

Mass Appeal) – With the high levels of stress, anxiety and depression people are experiencing right now, it’s more important than ever to take the time for restorative activities. Dr. Sharon Saline, Clinical Psychologist from DrSharonSaline.com joins us with 4 easy ways to practice self-care. … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Self-care tips to reduce stress and anxiety

Live Life Clearly Podcast EP 19: Conflict Resolution With Kids During Quarantine

Today is an interview with Dr. Sharon Saline.  She teaches us how to communicate and negotiate with our kids and teens by using Reflective Listening and giving them a sense of autonomy through Directed Free Choice.  We discuss how to get on the same page … Continue reading Live Life Clearly Podcast EP 19: Conflict Resolution With Kids During Quarantine

Psych Central: How to Help Your Family Cope with Numbness and Isolation During COVID-19

Do you notice that your child or teen is feeling more frustrated and hopeless as the shelter-in-place directive continues? I’m hearing from so many families that things seem to be getting increasingly worse. With thousands of schools switching their grading systems to Pass/Fail, many kids … Continue reading Psych Central: How to Help Your Family Cope with Numbness and Isolation During COVID-19

22 News Mass Appeal: Advice on finding the right therapist for your child

(Mass Appeal) – This pandemic has put children through a lot emotionally. Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline, of DrSharonSaline.com, joins us with advice on finding a therapist for your child if they are struggling. Dr. Saline says first parents must determine what’s typical behavior and … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Advice on finding the right therapist for your child

22 News Mass Appeal: It’s time to embrace the “less is more” philosophy during this pandemic

(Mass Appeal) – It’s a difficult time right now, and smart to give ourselves a little break. Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline, of DrSharonSaline.com, joins us with tips on how to embrace a less is more philosophy. First, advises Dr. Saline, maybe take a break … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: It’s time to embrace the “less is more” philosophy during this pandemic

22 News Mass Appeal: Advice on finding joy in life during the pandemic

(Mass Appeal) – It’s harder than normal to find joy in life these days, with social distancing, a plummeting economy, and health concerns. Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline joins us with creative ways to help you and your families stay positive. Click logo below to … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Advice on finding joy in life during the pandemic

Psychology Today: 5 COVID-19 Survival Tips for Teens and Young Adults with ADHD

Is the continuing COVID-19 shelter-in-place getting you down? Do you feel like you are losing your independent identity and morphing back into a younger self? You are not alone. Many older teens and young adults with ADHD feel increasingly frustrated, lost, worried, or depressed. Unsure of the future and unhappy with … Continue reading Psychology Today: 5 COVID-19 Survival Tips for Teens and Young Adults with ADHD

ADHD Palooza Video: You Can Do It––Motivation Tips and Tools to Get Stuff Done

Dr. Sharon Saline talks with Linda Roggli about Motivation and How To Get Stuff Done as part of 2019’s ADHD Palooza. Click logo below to watch the video.

22 News Mass Appeal: Why do we feel the need to hoard supplies during Covid-19?

(Mass Appeal) – We’ve seen it in the grocery stores; sudden shortages of toilet paper and other supplies. Why do we feel the need to hoard during times of uncertainty? Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline joins us with an explanation. Click logo below to watch … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Why do we feel the need to hoard supplies during Covid-19?

22 News Mass Appeal: Use this time at home to be creative, have fun and develop a new hobby

(Mass Appeal) – Most of us have a list of things we’ve always wished we’ve learned, or skills we’ve wanted to develop. Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline joined us to talk about how starting a new hobby can be good for your mental health. Dr. … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Use this time at home to be creative, have fun and develop a new hobby

NBC News: Want To Be Happier This Year?

Want to be happier this year? Mental health experts share their resolutions for a less-divisive, healthier 2020 17 therapists share their New Year’s resolutions — and how they’ll make them stick. It’s that time of year, aka, the start of a new one, when we … Continue reading NBC News: Want To Be Happier This Year?

Upjourney: How to Stop Thinking or Obsessing About Someone You Hate

Not being able to get someone out of your head can be very irritating, especially if it’s someone you hate. So, how do you stop thinking about someone that you have such strong emotions about? We asked experts to share their insights. Click logo below … Continue reading Upjourney: How to Stop Thinking or Obsessing About Someone You Hate

Upjourney: Things Narcissists Say to Get You Back (According to 12 Experts)

Narcissists will do anything and will go to any length to get you back. So before you get stuck into a narcissist’s web once again, here are the things they’ll say to get you back. Click logo below to read more.

WebMD: What Is Your Non-ADHD Partner Thinking?

If you have ADHD, you may sense your partner is sometimes frustrated by your behavior, but you might not know exactly what’s bothering her — or what to do about it. Everyone’s different, but there are some common things like disorganization, forgetfulness, or blurting out your … Continue reading WebMD: What Is Your Non-ADHD Partner Thinking?

How To Stay Productive In The Winter If The Blues Are Destroying Your Concentration, According To Experts

Sometimes the best kind of motivation is self-motivation, so if you’re having a hard time putting ideas into practice this winter, Dr. Sharon Saline, psychologist and author of the book What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life, tells … Continue reading How To Stay Productive In The Winter If The Blues Are Destroying Your Concentration, According To Experts

How To Stay Productive In The Winter If The Blues Are Destroying Your Concentration, According To Experts

Sometimes the best kind of motivation is self-motivation, so if you’re having a hard time putting ideas into practice this winter, Dr. Sharon Saline, psychologist and author of the book What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life, tells … Continue reading How To Stay Productive In The Winter If The Blues Are Destroying Your Concentration, According To Experts

How to Reject Someone In The Nicest Way Possible

Dr. Sharon Saline, PsyD, a licensed clinical psychologist, told INSIDER, “The main thing is to be able to say what you need to say clearly without blame or judgment or insults and talk about yourself.”

22 News Mass Appeal: The psychology of procrastination

Dr. Sharon Saline, clinical psychologist at DrSharonSaline.com , broke down the psychology of procrastination – and what we can do to combat it.

Attention Magazine: It’s Not Just About Time Management

Are you always late for events? Do you often turn in papers, reports, or projects after their deadlines? If so, you are not alone. Many adults with ADHD struggle with understanding and using their time well. Read It’s Not Just About Time Management August 2018

Bustle: What’s The Difference Between A Therapist And Life Coach? 7 Questions To Determine Which You Need

“Therapy and coaching both facilitate change in people and assist them with gaining perspective on their problems,” Sharon Saline, PsyD, clinical psychologist and author of What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life, tells Bustle. … Continue reading Bustle: What’s The Difference Between A Therapist And Life Coach? 7 Questions To Determine Which You Need

Vice News: "A Therapist’s Script For Breaking Up With a Friend"

Vice News: “A Therapist’s Script For Breaking Up With a Friend” It can be harder (and more awkward) than breaking up with a partner. Click logo below to read more.

ADDA: Do You Need A Therapist For ADHD

In this webinar recording (April 2018) from ADDA, Dr. Saline will teach you how to decide if you need a therapist and easy ways to find one who fits you best. With the many options of coaching, counseling, therapy and online support groups, it can … Continue reading ADDA: Do You Need A Therapist For ADHD

You’ve Got This! Motivating Teens Without Threats or Arguments

ADDitude Magazine presents a webinar with Dr. Sharon Saline. Whether it’s homework, chores, or extracurricular projects, your teen takes forever to get started — and needs a steady stream of reminders to finish. Many parents of teens with ADHD feel exasperated and exhausted trying to … Continue reading You’ve Got This! Motivating Teens Without Threats or Arguments

The Myth of Multi-Tasking

Recently, I attended the Learning and the Brain Conference in Boston where I listened to many wise people talk about how our society is under siege from “information overload.” Daniel Goleman, author of  several books including “Focus” and “Emotional Intelligence” mentioned that we process 5 … Continue reading The Myth of Multi-Tasking

Making the most out of 2014

Happy new year! As we welcome 2014, many of us are thinking about how to make this year as good as or better than the last. What changes do we want to see for ourselves and for our children? Usually, people with ADHD/ADD can quickly … Continue reading Making the most out of 2014

The Benefits of Working Backwards

As the days grow shorter and we face turning our clocks back an hour, it seems like a great ‘time’ to talk about the benefits of working backwards in the service of moving forwards. Backwards design means planning in reverse so that you can get … Continue reading The Benefits of Working Backwards