Building Healthy Habits: How to Maximize the Benefits of Your Psychiatric Medications

Prioritizing one's mental well-being can be challenging, particularly in today's climate. Between 2019-2020, 20.78% of American adults were experiencing mental illness (Mental Illness America). That's approximately 50 million Americans. Studies have shown combining psychotherapy with medication is more effective than either treatment alone. In addition to these interventions, there are action steps you can take [...]

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Self-Love: Beyond Bubble Baths and Pedicures

Gestures of self-love can be helpful when we’re emotionally depleted or feeling down. Whether or not we have people in our lives extending love and support our way, self-love and caring for ourselves is important when we’re feeling low or stretched thin. While relationships with others are referred to as interpersonal relationships, the relationship we [...]

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Successful Grocery Shopping in Eating Disorder Treatment

Seeing diet messages posted on packaging, hearing comments about food as we pass by strangers, and navigating large crowds, grocery shopping can overwhelm and trigger those struggling with an eating disorder. In 2022, the average grocery store carried 31,530 items. With this many items to choose from, eating disorder urges and thoughts of food can [...]

The Difference Between a Nutritionist, a Registered Dietitian, and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

If you are looking for nutrition advice, you might see the terms nutritionist, Registered Dietitian (RD), or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and wonder what the difference between the three is. While all can give nutrition advice, Registered Dietitians are considered the experts in food and nutrition. In 2013, the Commission on Dietetic Registration added the [...]

Practicum, Pre-Licensed, Licensed – Therapist Titles Explained

If you are seeking a therapist, you will likely encounter a variety of titles and acronyms to explain that therapist’s level of licensure. Some may disclose that they are in practicum. Other therapists might disclose that they are “pre-licensed.” So what exactly does all of that mean? This blog will explain the difference so you [...]

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Somatic Skills for Effectively Managing Anxiety

When anxiety strikes, it can be sudden and severe. One moment you are resting peacefully on the beach of life, and the next, a tidal wave comes crashing over you enveloping you with racing thoughts, fear, and a racing heart rate. When this happens, there are ways to manage anxiety that do not involve therapy [...]

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Are psychiatric medications for you?

Are psychiatric medications for you? Deciding whether or not to seek mental health services can be daunting and overwhelming, particularly with the ongoing social stigma associated with it. Likewise, the decision to start psychiatric medication can also be difficult. This is where an assessment with a psychiatric medication provider can be helpful.   After assessing and [...]

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Mindful Ways to Approach Eating Through the Holidays

For many clients dealing with an eating disorder, the holidays can often be a very challenging time. Amid the holiday lights, Christmas carols, and snowy days, the holidays often focus on the food being served. Use the below tips to practice mindfulness when eating this holiday season to increase overall enjoyment and make for a [...]

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