Edgewood Blog

Ask an Edge Expert: July 2019

“Because I said so!”: Alternative Strategies for Managing Problem-Solving with Your Child Featured Expert: Dr. Brittany Nelson, PsyD How many times have you found yourself saying, “because I said so!” in response to your child’s demands? Especially in frustration after hearing the same question over and over? I get it. Those four little words roll []

Ask an Edge Expert: June 2019

  Let’s start Communicating Featured Expert: Michele Racanelli LCPC, CADC What is communication? Simply put, it’s a way of sharing information with others. In today’s world, there are a plethora of ways to communicate – verbal, non-verbal, email, texts, social media, DMs – the list can go on and on and yet, one of the []

The Importance of Finding Quality Medication Management

Weight gain. Drowsiness. Nausea and vomiting. The list goes on. Every FDA-approved medication has the potential for unwanted side-effects. Mental health medications – such as antidepressants, stimulants, and mood stabilizers – are no exception. There are dozens of medications commonly prescribed to treat depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health concerns, but finding the right []

Three Distinct Differences Between Psychiatrists and Psychologists

When looking for the right mental health provider, you may find yourself wondering whether to see a psychiatrist or a psychologist. Often times, the terms psychiatrist and psychologist are used interchangeably. Though they have overlapping responsibilities, there are three district differences between psychiatrists and psychologists. Understanding these key distinctions will help you make the best []

Ask An Edge Expert: May 2019

Managing Wedding Stress Featured Expert: Dr. Julie Peterson, PsyD As spring approaches, as does wedding season. Wedding planning can be one of the most challenging and stressful things that a pre-marital couple experiences. Dr. Julie Peterson, a certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator and Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Edgewood Clinical Services, understands how differing views and opinions are []