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About Madeleine Shaver

Madeleine works in a private practice setting specializing in binge eating recovery and chemical dependency. She has a passion for helping others understand themselves, their relationships with loved ones, and finding freedom through Recovery. Her practice, Low Country Counseling, serves the Recovery Community in Savannah, GA.

Why Does My Child Tantrum?

Tantrums!   If you are reading this, you have had that moment where your child is on the floor screaming, crying, and you feel helpless. They come in all shapes and sizes, sometimes you see them coming and sometimes you don’t. They can involve explosions of anger, frustration and disorganized [...]

2021-02-23T02:46:41+00:00February 23rd, 2021|

Depression Tips For Parents

When Your Child Feels Sad.   We often hear, “I feel depressed,” or “I struggle with Depression.”  But what does that mean? How is that different than a typical response of feeling sad?  Everyone has bad days and times where they feel sad. The difference between sadness and depression is [...]

2021-01-04T05:05:17+00:00January 25th, 2021|

Am I Hungry?

Hunger Is Physical.   Struggles with eating can lead to confusion on whether or not a person feels hungry. One of the most common questions asked in therapy for over-eating patterns is how to understand when to eat (and when to stop). For this article, we will focus on hunger [...]

2021-01-19T22:37:00+00:00January 19th, 2021|

Sober Support for the Holidays

May Your Heart Be Light.   Christmas and Hanukkah mark the time of year for family togetherness, celebration, and indulging in festive meals. Despite cultural differences surrounding drinking and the holiday season, those who experience addiction will aim to steer clear of substances altogether. The holiday season can lead to [...]

2020-12-16T02:23:21+00:00December 15th, 2020|

ADHD Tips for Parents

Find the Positives!   What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? It consists of three main components: inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.  Although these characteristics are common for children in general, those with ADHD include these experiences: the 3 components mentioned happen more frequently than expected for a child’s age Inattention, [...]

2020-11-17T02:52:49+00:00November 30th, 2020|

Thanksgiving Tips for Eating Disorders

Holiday Support.   The Holidays mark a season of tradition, family gatherings, and meals. For someone experiencing an Eating Disorder, this can become an uncomfortable time of year. Thanksgiving poses multiple triggers for anxiety, struggles with food, and stressful family dynamics. Eating Recovery takes hard work, self-compassion, and support from [...]

2020-11-18T14:33:26+00:00November 17th, 2020|

Bonding Tips For Couples

It Takes Two.   Couples experience challenges throughout the natural course of the relationship. The times when each person feels mutually in love are the most important phases! These are the “good times” that carry us through the “bad times.” Not everyone feels completely in love constantly over the span [...]

2020-11-17T02:57:28+00:00November 2nd, 2020|