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    When Your Heart Feels Empty

    Having a sense of emptiness in your heart can be a soul-wrenching experience. It can bring episodes of intense aloneness, and then ...

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    4 Parenting Habits That Grow Emotionally Healthy Kids

    Need help parenting? While you can dive into the ocean of parenting books out there, you might want to start with some basic guidance ...

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    A Therapist's Tips for Stepparents

    Stepparenting can bring a lot of joy – and a lot of challenges, too. Just as a parent-child relationship evolves over time, so does ...

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    How to Avoid This Common Parenting Pitfall

    We do everything in our power to raise our children to be good people and to have a happy life. But in our efforts to lead them toward ...

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    How to Stop Intense Emotions From Overtaking You

    Feeling emotionally overwhelmed is similar to getting stuck in quicksand. If you accidentally walk into quicksand, you begin to sink ...

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    How to Use Good Memories to Feel Better

    Relationships are a great comfort and help when we’re going through emotional pain. While just having those connections can feel ...

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    How Relationships Can Affect Your Stress Levels

    You know that healthy, supportive relationships bring joy and fulfillment to your life – but did you know they can also help lower your ...

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    Being a Parent is a Lifelong Job

    When we become parents, our lives are forever changed – by our love for our children and also by the accompanying responsibilities ...

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    Why You Need to Choose Your Friends Wisely

    Our interactions with other people can have an influence on us – even the interactions that seem insignificant in the moment. Something ...

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    5 Tips for Mindful Parenting

    Parenting is one hardest jobs you can ever have. Unlike many other jobs, there is no universally recognized job description. And there is …


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  • Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD

    Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD

    Dr. Becker-Phelps is a licensed psychologist in NJ and NY, and is on staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Somerset. She is dedicated to helping people understand themselves and what they need to do to become emotionally and psychologically healthy. She accomplishes this through her work as a psychotherapist, speaker and writer. She is the author of Bouncing Back from Rejection and Insecure in Love .