The Ellie Blog

Family tips and insights

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I Think My Kid is Autistic: What Do I Do Now?

As an autistic human and a therapist, I have many thoughts on this topic. Neurodiversity is a buzzword and on a lot of people’s minds. People spend a lot of time scrolling TikTok, …

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Dealing with Family Conflict

Whether it’s the holidays or an upcoming family vacation, family conflict can overshadow the occasion and make everyone miserable. Sure, everyone loves Uncle Steve and Aunt …

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What To Expect When Your Kid Starts Therapy

I have worked with children as a therapist for years and I am consistently impressed by the parents I have worked with. The amount of love, adoration, and respect they have for …

10 Books to Help Cope with Infertility

By Sara Livingston-Burke, LPCC Infertility can be challenging and heartbreaking, but there are so many books and resources available to help if you are walking through a journey …

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How To Support Your Autistic Loved One

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is defined as, “a neurological and developmental disorder that affects how people interact with others, communicate, learn and behave”. It is …

How to Start a Conversation about Mental Health

Taking care of your mental health is important and shouldn't be ignored. We don’t always realize we’re struggling and having a loved one check in with us about their observations …