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About Erin Leyba

I provide an accepting, encouraging space in which you can explore thoughts and feelings and get clear about next steps. With support, you can feel at ease and take time for yourself to heal from difficult circumstances, reflect on transitions, honor emotions, or take positive steps toward a more joyful, peaceful life. I am warm and compassionate and have a sense of humor, which many people appreciate. A trusting relationship, careful listening, genuine feedback, and solution-focused strategies are important to me. My relationships reflect a deep commitment to being fully present. I love what I do and learn from every person I meet. I admire the way my clients use the process to care for themselves, grow, and be proactive about their lives.
27 01, 2021

Science-Backed Ways to Lower Anxiety Amid the Pandemic

By |2021-01-27T22:38:05+00:00January 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Feeling anxious during the pandemic? You're not alone. COVID-19 and its repercussions are severely stressing our mental health. A Johns Hopkins survey found a three-fold increase in the percentage of U.S. adults who reported symptoms of psychological distress; and a Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that 45% of U.S. adults say the pandemic is affecting their mental health. More than 80% of people surveyed in one study were preoccupied with [...]

9 12, 2017

Not Naughty: 10 Ways Kids Appear to Be Acting Bad But Aren’t

By |2017-12-09T17:09:11+00:00December 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Here are 10 ways kids may seem like they’re acting "naughty," but really aren’t. When we recognize kids' unwelcome behaviors as reactions to environmental conditions, developmental phases, or our own actions, it lets us respond proactively, and with much more compassion. 1. Not controlling impulses. Ever say to your kid, “Don’t throw that!” and they throw it [...]

11 02, 2017

7 Research-Backed Ways Parents Can Build More Joy in 15 Minutes or Less

By |2017-02-11T16:39:32+00:00February 11th, 2017|Bonding, Joyful Relationships with Children|0 Comments

Joey hasn’t practiced his piano yet this week. Suzy has to finish her homework. Have to change the baby’s diaper and Carlos better take his bath before bed. Better find that library book that's due. Need to send that work email too. And load the dishwasher and fold the laundry, of course. If they’re not careful, parents can start to feel pushed [...]

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