General Psychology

General Psychology

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

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

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