Celebrate Screen-Free Week!

From April 30-May 6, 2018, children, families, entire schools, and communities will rediscover the joys of life beyond the screen. Plan to unplug from digital media entertainment and spend all that free time playing, reading, daydreaming, creating, exploring, and connecting with family and friends! To learn more about Screen-Free Week, visit their website, www.screenfree.org. Screen-free week activities are […]

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Autism and Screen Time: Special Brains, Special Risks

Victoria L. Dunckley, M.D. is an integrative child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist, the author of Reset Your Child’s Brain, and an expert on the effects of screen-time on the developing nervous system. Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are uniquely vulnerable to various brain-related impacts of screen time. These electronic “side effects” include hyperarousal and dysregulation—what I call Electronic Screen […]

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Julia Putnam, MA, MFTC Psychotherapist

Julia has worked in a variety of therapeutic settings, including wilderness therapy, residential treatment, community mental health, and community-based therapeutic and parent coaching services. She specializes in digital media overuse as well as common co-occurring issues such as social anxiety, autism spectrum diagnoses, ADHD, executive function difficulties, anxiety, and depression. She facilitates a community based […]

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Dr. Brett P. Kennedy, Psy. D. Licensed Psychologist, Co-Director

Dr. Brett P. Kennedy is a clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with adolescents, adults and couples.  He engages a developmental and dialectical behavioral (DBT) approach to his work with substance abuse, behavior/process “addictions” and in treating mental health issues.  As a “digital immigrant” to the technological revolution, Dr. Kennedy has seen […]

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Tracy Markle, MA, LPC Psychotherapist, Founder, Co-Director

Tracy has worked in a variety of clinical and therapeutic settings providing services to teens, adults, and families for the past 25 years. The areas she specializes in are, the treatment and recovery from digital media addictions, substance abuse, mental illness, improved relationships, successful life transitions, and academic and employment success. Tracy and the team […]

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