Navigating an Arrest: What to Expect When Your Child is Arrested

No matter how strained your relationship is and no matter what your child has done, hearing that the person you love most has been arrested can be terrifying for any parent.  The legal system can be confusing and overwhelming to people unfamiliar with the arrest process, and knowing what to expect can help you develop a strategy for drawing boundaries, getting legal help, intervening on your child's behalf, and deciding when to walk away.

Psychiatric Hospitalization: When It’s the Right Option and What to Expect

The thought of a psychiatric hospitalization can be very scary for a family.  Read on to learn more about what you can expect from taking this step and how to navigate this difficult decision.  This is one of the topics covered in When Your Adult Child Breaks Your Heart.

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When Your Adult Child Breaks Your Heart:
Coping With Mental Illness, Substance Abuse, and the Problems That Tear Families Apart

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Back-to-School Transitions: Tips for Parents

Back-to-School Transitions: Tips for Parents

The transition back to school can be a difficult adjustment for children and parents.  Getting the new school year off right can help influence children’s self-confidence, attitude, as well as social and academic performance. 

Celebrating LGBT Pride Month

Understanding our “Alphabet Soup”

The Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine frequently fields questions about what our credentials stand for.  We often joke about our "alphabet soup."  But in all seriousness, it is important for our patients and referring colleagues to know what our credentials mean.  Here is a breakdown of the credentials of RCBM's clinical staff:

LMSW:  Licensed Master's Social Worker

ACSW: Academy of Certified Social Workers

ACG: ADDCA (ADD Coach Academy) Coach Graduate

CAAC: Certified Advanced Alcohol Counselor

LPC: Licensed Professional Counselor

LLPC: Limited Licensed Professional Counselor

LLP: Limited Licensed Psychologist

tLLP: Temporary Limited Licensed Psychologist

MSN: Master of Science Nursing

PMHNP: Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

BC: Board-Certified

APRN: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse


RCBM is proud to represent a wide range of disciplines in the mental health field!  Let us know if you have any questions about our professionals.

AD/HD Linked to Suicide and other Psychological Problems

This morning, Boston Children’s Hospital and the Mayo Clinic released data from a longitudinal study showing that AD/HD often persists into adulthood and can bring with it numerous undesirable effects.  The study followed 5,718 children in Rochester, Minnesota, including 232 participants with a diagnosis of ADHD.

“Good Sleep” Life Style

Throughout my life and over the years of my practice the concerns of healthy sleep have always been of interest. Not only is sleep just a good idea, it is essential for a healthy mind and body. This has led many professionals to pursue education and practices related to sleep cycles, science, mental techniques (such as relaxation, guided imagery, self hypnosis/self talk and thought control techniques). Though all of this is very interesting and has its place, I have found that the basics are often missing that cause sleep disturbances from children to the elderly. So, what are the basics of healthy sleep practices (sleep hygiene)?

Intelligent Yoga - The Best Antidepressant

“Today is a great day to be alive,” said my dad over 25 years ago.  At age 38 he suffered his first heart attack and by age 40 he had three other heart attacks and triple bypass heart surgery.   At that time, the doctors informed my dad that the surgery was only good for about ten years.  At the ten year mark we looked at each other with wonderment on whether or not his ticker would tick anymore.  You know what he said to me?  “Today is another great day to be alive.”  And now, 25 years later and some hypertension medicine he is still phoning me each day telling me that “today is a great day to be alive.”  What my dad has been practicing all these years, and before Madonna made it cool to down dog, was Intelligent Yoga. 

Anxiety and Anger…Is There a Link?

Is there a link between anxiety and anger?  A new study shows that that is the case.