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Welcome to the Robins’ Nest Counseling and Wellness Centers website!

We are excited to have a forum in which to share information regarding our practice and wide range of clinical services. In addition, you’ll see frequent updates with our blog. This blog will contain information about our practice as well as useful resources and articles related to wellness and behavioral health. Stay tuned for more to come!

How to Differentiate Between Typical Teen Behavior and A Warning Sign

As most individuals can attest to, being a teenager is hard. Teens are often under stress because of academics, friendships, and pressure at home, and can often feel worried and possibly frustrated. While these emotions are normal reactions to the pressures of teenage life, it is important to watch out for more severe signs that […]


Seven Skills to Help a Friend in Need

You don’t have to be a mental health professional to help someone in your life that may be struggling. In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, vow to learn how you can support a friend in need during a difficult time in their life. By exhibiting these seven simple skills, you can improve your confidence […]


National Prevention Week

The week of May 14th is National Prevention Week in Gloucester County. National Prevention Week is an annual observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health. It is held each year during the third week of May, near the start of summer, an important time for schools, communities, […]


Recognizing Mental Health Struggles in Women

Each May, Americans join together in observing Mental Health Awareness Month, a nationwide campaign whose purpose is to raise awareness and educate the public about mental illnesses, the realities of living with these conditions, and strategies for attaining mental health and wellness. On average, one in 5 Americans is affected by mental health conditions including […]


Ways to Make Your Family Dinner Nutritious & Delicious

Did you know March is National Nutrition Month?  For many families, nutrition is a top priority at the dinner table. Parents worry about whether or not they’re serving enough vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, as well as whether the kids are eating enough to maintain a balanced diet.   What’s on the plate, and how much […]


Recognizing A Loved One’s Gambling Problem

New Jersey is no stranger to gambling and has a long history of gaming as the state historically has been more permissive and less restrictive with their laws than most others in the country. Having the ability to game legally makes for the likelihood that more people will try it socially. Typically with all addictions, […]


Talking with Children in the Aftermath of a Trauma

The advancements in technology and the 24-hour news cycle that exist in today’s society have made it virtually impossible to avoid tragic news and images. While as adults, we may have come accustomed to recognizing these images and know how to react appropriately, the same can not always be said for young children and adolescents. […]


8 Tips for Beating the Winter Blues

Is the cold weather and limited daylight beginning to wear you down? If you are among the 5% of individuals who get the winter blues you are probably ready for Spring…but it’s still over six weeks away! Taking care of yourself is the best way to lift your mood and get through this time of […]


Strengthening Our Veterans and Their Families

Robins’ Nest is well-known as a children and family services organization, but we here at Robins’ Nest Counseling Centers are proud to expand the services we provide to include services for those families who have served us all. We offer comprehensive counseling services for military members and their families that focus on the unique strengths […]


A Parent’s Guide to Preparing for the New School Year

It is that time of year again! When families face the inevitable shift in schedules from the more laid back summer months to the chaotic juggling of early morning starts, homework, and extracurricular activities. The start of a new school year is a big transition for families and this adjustment period can come with some […]