Laura Paret, PhD is a child and adolescent clinical psychologist who specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) here at Union Square Practice. Part of her work using CBT—which centers on changing the way one thinks and behaves—involves teaching behavioral techniques to young children and adolescents to improve their ability to self-regulate.
Posts By: Dr. Laura Paret
As winter approaches, many children and families are setting out for their yearly flu shot. For some youngsters, a pending shot conjures up lots of fear and dread. In line with all forms of anxiety, fear of needles has a cognitive component (e.g., thinking the worst, like “this will hurt so much!”); an emotional component… Read more »
As part of an ongoing series, the staff at Union Square Practice will be sharing their thoughts on an important question: “What makes therapy work?” This week, Dr. Laura Paret, a child and adolescent psychologist, shares her thoughts. Following in the footsteps of Dr. Dana Rhule, Director of Child and Adolescent Psychology at Union Square Practice,… Read more »
As Father’s Day draws closer, it’s a good time to honor the awesome powers of Dads everywhere! Although here at Union Square Practice we appreciate the influence that all caregivers and role-models play in the lives of the children on a day-to-day basis, we’d like to commemorate Father’s Day by highlighting research that supports the… Read more »
Ever wondered why flight attendants ask that you put on your own oxygen mask before your child’s? Because you cannot help your child if you’re not breathing! A growing body of research supports the notion that the way in which you manage your own emotions impacts your child’s developing capacity to regulate their feelings and… Read more »