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Archive for July, 2016

Coping with Grief and Loss: How Grief Counseling Can Help

Friday, July 29th, 2016
Grief counseling

Grief is a complicated process and can be helped with grief counseling and support.

Losing someone or something you love is one of the most painful experiencing in the world. It can bring on a myriad of different emotions and at times these emotions may feel like they will never lessen. These emotions are a normal reaction to a significant loss. But while you are drowning in a misty of emotional pain and anguish, there are some healthy ways you can cope. Let’s take a moment to discuss the grieving process and how grief counseling can help you restore some order to your emotions. (more…)

What is Fragile X Syndrome?

Friday, July 29th, 2016
Do you know what Fragile X is?

Do you know what Fragile X Syndrome is?

Fragile X syndrome is not as wide known as other developmental disorders like autism. Fragile X syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by a change in the person’s genes. This disorder is caused when changes are made to the fragile X mental retardation 1 (FMR1) gene. This gene produces a protein called fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP). This protein is needed for normal brain development. Fragile X syndrome affects both males and females although it is unknown how many people are affected by this genetic disorder. Now that you know what fragile X syndrome is, let’s take a look at the symptoms of this disorder as well as some treatment options. (more…)

Pokémon GO Reportedly Helping Individuals with ASD

Friday, July 15th, 2016
ASD- Autism spectrum disorder

Everyone is talking about Pokemon GO. What is your ASD child missing out on?

Since its release on July 6th, the Niantic and Nintendo app Pokémon GO has taken the world by storm and mainstream media by storm. If you have not heard about Pokémon GO, it is a free-to-play location-based augmented reality mobile game. This game uses the real world around you to allow players to capture, battle, and train their virtual Pokémon. Available on both iOS and Android devices, this game has become more popular than other social media platforms including Twitter. (more…)

Tips for Successful Marriage Counseling

Friday, July 8th, 2016
Marriage counseling

Marriage counseling will give you and your partner somewhere you can talk about all of your problems without judgement.

“Till death do us part” is a phrase that is repeated in many marriage ceremonies around the world. But what happens when your marriage feels like it is crumbling when it just started? Before calling it quits and filing for divorce, why not consider a marriage counseling session? During a marriage counseling session, you and your partner will be able to sit down and talk about your feelings, thoughts, and grievances in a safe space with a therapist to help you. But these sessions aren’t that easy, for a successful counseling session there are some things you need to keep in mind. Let’s take a look at some tips for successful marriage counseling. (more…)

How Can You Benefit from Anger Management Counseling?

Friday, July 1st, 2016
anger management

If you feel yourself becoming in a fit of rage, it could be time to seek some help with anger management counseling.

Joy, sadness, disgust, fear, and anger are the five basic emotions everyone feels. But depending on how you manage and express your anger, this base emotion could have positive or negative effects on you and everyone around you. Some positive effects of anger can be motivation to work on our problems and to help satisfy some of your needs that are often ignored. But some negative consequences can occur when your anger is not managed or expressed appropriately. Let’s take a look at some signs you may benefit from anger management counseling and what you could take away from a few sessions with Family Service Foundation. (more…)

At Family Service Foundation (FSF), a social services organization in Baltimore, Maryland, we are dedicated to providing advocacy and support to individuals with mental and physical disabilities that have recently left inpatient settings. Integration back into the community can be difficult; for that reason, each member of our team works to provide services specifically tailored to each individual and family that we work with. We believe that all individuals can achieve their highest levels of social, physical, and emotional well-being in the community when they have the proper support. FSF specializes in serving Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and individuals with intellectual disabilities. We also have American Sign Language interpreters on staff at all of our locations for the convenience of our Deaf and hard of hearing clients. For more information about The Family Service Foundation, please visit our website at or give us a call at 301-459-2121.
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