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WISE Families

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What away to start your day. The Wise Family create solutions with caring and fun. Great group of people!
Join us tomorrow at 7 pm for a free screening of the IndieFlix film "Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety". The screening will be held at First Baptist Church Alexandria. The film is about anxiety in adolescents and features Michael Phelps! Reserve your free ticket: https://www.showclix.com/event/angst-at-first-baptist-church-alexandria
This NYC public school is onto something! Yes... #kindness can and should be taught!
THANK you for donating to our silent auction! If any of your families are interested they can check out your amazing donated assessment online at www.32auctions.com/formedfamiliesforward
"Research indicates that 41% of children, ages 9 –13, said they feel stress either most of the time or always because they have too much to do. And more than three quarters of those kids said they wish they had more free time. There can be great value in extracurricular activities, but I would invite you to weigh what you might be sacrificing in the overscheduling."

Working with kids, teens & parents through counseling, assessment & consulting to inspire families to grow WISE together! #wisefamilies

We are a Northern Virginia-based psychotherapy, education and family consulting practice with over 20 years of training and experience in the field of child and adolescent development. Our focus is to assess and support emotional and intellectual strengths in individuals and families. We encourage the growth of emotional intelligence, flexibility, resilience and family connection in order to ensure success both at home and in life. In addition to psychotherapy and assessment, we work with families around the world to inspire WISE growth and connection!

#playdayeveryday ❤️

#inspirationalquotes

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Looks like a fun summer sports opportunity! Who’s in?

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Stress and teens and peer pressure, oh my! Growing up is hard to do! http://bit.ly/1PTjDEC

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Wishing you and your family a safe and FUN 4th of July! 🎇🎆🗽

#4thofjuly #independenceday #summerfun

#playdayeveryday ❤️

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There are many benefits to keeping a journal and is considered an act of self-care, one that allows you to reflect on the day or jot down random thoughts. It can be cathartic.

https://www.thewisefamily.com/journaling/

#journaling #mindfulness #selfcare #meditation #mentalhealth

Interested in group sessions but not sure which group would be a good fit for your child? We invite you to fill out a brief Group Interest Form!

We'll determine which group offering best suits your child's needs!

Access the form here: https://bit.ly/2UN6YeT

#grouptherapy

Wise Words with Whitney- Friendship

FRIENDSHIP! Today we are checking in on the Flexibility, Forgiveness, and Faithfulness that we are offering out to our loved ones.

Check out our latest newsletter! Our focus this month will be on the art of journaling.

If you don't regularly receive our newsletters, head over to our website to sign up!

https://mailchi.mp/thewisefamily.com/new-year-new-groups-701864?e=[UNIQID]

A Big List of Podcasts for Little Kids - Here’s a list of great shows to keep kids ages 2 through 6, and their caretakers, occupied. ❤️

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/parenting/podcasts-for-kids.html?smid=ig-nytparenting&utm_source=like2buy.curalate.com&crl8_id=042e5ce8-050f-4ff2-a11f-4d1f068806ec

#podcast #children #entertainment #summer #brainpower

Interested in group sessions but not sure which group would be a good fit for your child? We invite you to fill out a brief Group Interest Form!

We'll determine which group offering best suits your child's needs!

Access the form here: https://bit.ly/2UN6YeT

#grouptherapy

Children have big emotions. Help them learn how to express themselves in healthy, age appropriate ways. ❤️

#parenting #parentingtips #therapyiscool #encouragement #playtherapy #childcounseling #emotionaldevelopment #therapy #familytherapist #mentalhealth #earlychildhooddevelopment #creativeplay

This is an excellent resource! Experts answer your kids’ tough questions about race and racism - What to say when your child asks why police are mean to Black people, and other questions

https://hechingerreport.org/experts-answer-your-kids-tough-questions-about-race-and-racism/

#equality #equalityforall #talktoyourkids

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Are your teens struggling with anxiety? The Wise Family has immediate openings for teens to support them during this time and into the uncertain future. TEXT ‘WISEHELP’ to 66866 to connect with a skilled counselor today!
#wisewords #wisefamilies #alexandriava #arlingtonva

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Our very favorite WISE animals! Enjoy!

Do Nothing For Two Minutes: #SundayMorning Nature
Take a minute, turn up the volume, as we take you near Lake Erie in New York, where a great horned owl dad and mom are busy with childcare. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.
https://cbsn.ws/3etJCmq

Wise Words with Whitney - Light

This week we talk about LIGHT! When do you notice yourself feeling "light"? When do you feel heavy?

June is #PrideMonth, a time to remember history, celebrate how far we’ve come in advancing the rights of LGBTQ+ people, but also to reinvigorate our efforts to continue the fight for equality. The Wise Family is here to support you!
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#LGBTQ #pride #loveislove #gay #lesbian #bisexual #transgender #instagay #love #rainbow #lgbtpride #pansexual #lovewins #equality #lgbtmemes #like #mentalhealth #wesupportyou #equalrights

Did you know that 1 in 10 children is multiracial? This is an excellent resource from @npr on how to be proactive in having difficult conversations with your children about race.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/24/716700866/talking-race-with-young-children

Love ALWAYS wins. #pridemonth ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

Hope will get us through! 💙
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#wesupportyou #change #equalityforall #love #humanity #mentalhealthmatters #daillymotivationalquotes #inspirationalquotes #moveforward #alexandriava #arlington #nothernva #blacklivesmatter #pridemonth #therapyiscool #growthmindset

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Nature: Great horned owls

Enjoy a few minutes of nature this week with our friends, the Great Horned Owl. Do you have 🦉 in your neighborhood? We have one! WHOOT!

https://youtu.be/2ZNJp8Fxv_Y

“Sunday Morning” takes us near Lake Erie in New York, where a great horned owl dad and mom are busy with childcare. Videographer: Carl Mrozek. Subscribe to t...

Happy Fathers Day to all of the WISE fathers in the world! #wisefamilies #wisewords

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The Most Inspiring Speech: The Wisdom of a Third Grade Dropout Will Change Your Life | Rick Rigsby

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO ALL OF THE DADS!

What is the best "Fatherly" advice you've ever received? Here is a quote from Rick Rigbsy, "“I won’t be mad when you aim high and miss, but when you aim low and hit.”

Watch his full speech below - you will be inspired! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg_Q7KYWG1g

Make an Impact: Rick Rigsby delivers a powerful speech on how his father's teachings have guided him through the most troubling times of his life. Are you In...

#pridemonth ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

Interested in group sessions but not sure which group would be a good fit for your child? We invite you to fill out a brief Group Interest Form!

We'll determine which group offering best suits your child's needs!

Access the form here: https://bit.ly/2UN6YeT

#grouptherapy

The Child Mind Institute Symptom Checker - https://bit.ly/2UofuB1

#braindevelopment #brainbalance #learningdisorders #kidsmentalhealth #processingdisorders #sensoryissues #childdevelopment #momlife #adhd #counseling #therapy #therapyiscool #alexandriava #playtherapy #kids

❤️ As a team of dedicated and experienced mental health professionals, The Wise Family, Counseling, Assessment & Education, stands firmly in solidarity with anti-racist programs, efforts, education and policy. We have committed to continuing to learn, grow and participate actively in conversations and advocacy related to anti-racism.

❤️ We have a professional and ethical responsibility to respond to issues related to race and social justice, and to work within our field to end racism, hatred, violence or injustice. Our practice has committed to monthly, ongoing donations to programs that support advocacy and social justice. We have each participated in significant anti-racism training individually and collectively as a team. We are holding weekly educational events throughout our community about race and racism led by experienced and skilled advocates.

❤️ We will continue to provide our community with outstanding mental health services and to make access to high quality mental health available to all, regardless of ability to pay. We stand ready to continue to provide a safe place to have difficult conversations and to grow wiser together.

❤️ If you need mental health support, contact us by using the orange button below. Or text 'wisehelp' to 66866 to reach us.
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#change #equalityforall #weareinthistogether #mentalhealthsupport #therapyiscool

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Code4Couples: Episode 66 - Dr. Amy Fortney Parks: Understanding and Moving Through Stress as a Family

Excited to be having these important conversations!

code4couples.libsyn.com Cyndi Doyle, law enforcement officer’s wife and licensed professional counselor, brings on Dr. Amy Fortney Parks to discuss the impact that this pandemic is having on our children and the anxieties that go along with that. Intro and Outro music by Big State “Bad Timing / Bad Luck” The Three Ph...

Love is love. Period. #pridemonth ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

The Wise Family Story

We are a Northern Virginia-based psychotherapy, education and family consulting practice with over 20 years of training and experience in the field of child and adolescent development. Our focus is to assess and support emotional and intellectual strengths in individuals and families.

We encourage the growth of emotional intelligence, flexibility, resilience and family connection in order to ensure success both at home and in life. In addition to psychotherapy and assessment, we work with families around the world to inspire WISE growth and connection!

Services include Counseling Services, Admissions and Educational Testing, ADHD Assessment, Executive Function programs, and Working Memory Training.

Our mission is to inspire, instruct and engage children and their parents to grow WISE together.

Meet our team of clinicians! https://www.thewisefamily.com/about/the-wise-team/

Want to receive weekly family wisdom and inspiration straight to your inbox? Please opt into our weekly newsletter here: https://www.thewisefamily.com/contact/sign-up/

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Videos (show all)

Wise Words with Whitney- Friendship
Wise Words with Whitney - Light
WISE Words With Whitney: Listen
Our WISE word this week is LOVED!  Respond in the comments if you'd like to share how you make others feel LOVED!
Brave
Wise Words with Whitney- Kindness!
Story Time with Kasey: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Wise Words with Whitney
Wise Words with Whitney
Story Time with Kasey Cain

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2850 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite 105
Alexandria, VA
22314

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Amy Fortney Parks, PhD-R is a Child Psychologist, Family Consultant and national speaker. She guides and inspires families to build resilient communication and emotional intelligence as they learn to grow wise minds and hearts. Her blog, titled WordWise is at (http://www.thewisefamily.com/free-stuff/news/). To get her free parenting guide or to find out more about Amy's work visit (http://www.thewisefamily.com/). Amy Fortney Parks is a life-long educator, a passionate psychologist and a stressed-out, but mostly happy, mom of four! She is the Executive Director of WISE Mind Solutions, LLC, a Northern Virginia-based practice focused on children, teens and families. She is also the owner of The Wise Family – a comprehensive website for kids and parents designed to inspire, educate and energize families! Amy is an Educational Psychologist, parent consultant and national speaker specializing in merging brain-based research, educational interventions and clinical strategies into a comprehensive approach to treatment. Amy’s approach to her work with individuals and groups is structured on a dynamic foundation of experience with learning and brain development in children and adolescents, parent empowerment, executive functioning, dialectical behavioral applications, relationship development and attachment. Amy has over 20 years of experience through her work in Northern Virginia schools, adoption agencies throughout the US and private practice with countless families. Her most valuable experience, however, is the day-to-day parenting of her own four children, three dogs and husband.
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Women centered mental health care

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We combine our warm and passionate attitude with cutting-edge medical and psychological knowledge to promote each individual’s well-being.

Women’s Emotional Wellness Center of Alexandria Women’s Emotional Wellness Center of Alexandria
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Susan Cook Maytorena, Ph.D., PLC Susan Cook Maytorena, Ph.D., PLC
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Meladie Burke Therapy Meladie Burke Therapy
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