Entries by Shirley Boone-Sanford PhD

Good Sleep, A Mental Health Basic

One of the basic needs for good mental health is adequate sleep. Adequate sleep helps regulate moods, improve memory and concentration, improve creativity, and decrease stress. Adequate sleep in children also promotes growth and improves attention and learning. Too little sleep can cause forgetfulness, fatigue, irritability, poor physical performance, increased stress and anxiety, and depression.  […]


Too often we think that real change is impossible or really difficulty. How many times have you heard the adage, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”?  My response to that is yes you can, the dog just has to be willing to learn.  Current circumstances are demanding change, change in how we interact […]

The New Normal

A global pandemic can certainly put a damper in an otherwise ordinary year.  Social distancing, self-isolating, and being indoors all day long can really take a toll on your mood and overall wellbeing.  The usual coping skills of exercising at the gym, dining out with friends, or window shopping at the mall have all been affected by […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice

As news surrounding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), evolves, the main priorities of SBS Psychological Associates remains to walk with our clients to help maintain and enhance their wellbeing. In the interest of maintaining the health of our clients and staff, we will be moving to telehealth therapy sessions starting Monday, March 23, and not be seeing […]