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Caring For Our Children’s Mental Health

The past few months of life with COVID-19 in our midst has given new meaning to the word “challenging.” Adjusting to isolation and all the changes we are experiencing has not been easy for most of us, but particularly impacted are those most important to us, our children. COVID-19 increases stress, mood disturbances, and fears [...]

May 6th, 2020|Categories: Family, Services, Trauma|

Alcohol Abuse and Awareness

It’s hard to talk about alcohol awareness without first talking about shame. Unfortunately, shame continues to be one of the most significant barriers to people struggling with alcohol abuse getting the treatment that they may desperately need.  Shame takes so many forms and can be sneaky and pervasive in how it shows up. Shame for [...]

April 28th, 2020|Categories: Family, Mental Health, Services, Trauma|

What to Know About Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression can be debilitating, but it is not a personal failing. If you are feeling sad or anxious after childbirth, you are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, postpartum depression may affect as many as 1 in 5 women. Use the following guide to learn how postpartum depression can be [...]

5 Ways Anxiety Impacts Health

Anxiety can be a debilitating psychological issue, leaving patients with continuous negative thoughts and potentially even panic attacks. However, prolonged stress can also have physical side effects that impact every part of your body, from your teeth to your heart. Below are a few symptoms that may be alleviated with anxiety treatment. Physical Symptoms of Anxiety [...]

April 9th, 2020|Categories: Mental Health, Services|Tags: , , |

A Brief Guide to Group Therapy

When you’re dealing with a mental health challenge, therapy can help restore peace to your life. Although you might assume all sessions involve a therapist and one individual, many people benefit from group therapy instead. If you’re currently looking for therapy options, here’s what you should know about this unique outlet. What Is Group Therapy? In group [...]

4 Types of Anxiety Disorders

Everyone experiences some worry and anxiety at some point in their lives, as these are normal responses to stress. However, when these feelings disrupt everyday activities and relationships, they become symptoms of a disorder. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issues in America, affecting more than 40 million people each year in a variety of ways. Common [...]

March 5th, 2020|Categories: Mental Health, Services|Tags: , |

Do’s & Don’ts of Approaching Couples Therapy

If you and your significant other are experiencing relationship woes, you may be considering couples therapy. This type of counseling can help you and your partner learn more about each other and how to strengthen your relationship. For this mental health treatment to be successful, you have to go in with the right attitude. Here are [...]

February 25th, 2020|Categories: Family, Services|Tags: , , |

Can Therapy Help Children Cope With Divorce?

It’s no secret that divorce will change family dynamics. Although you may be looking forward to a fresh start, your children may be unable to handle the transition without help. In therapy, a compassionate counselor who specializes in child and adolescent mental health can teach your children how to cope with the stress and anxiety they feel surrounding [...]

February 20th, 2020|Categories: Eating Disorder, Family, Mental Health, Trauma|

5 Tips for Reducing Your Child’s Anxiety

Anxiety disorder is one of the most common mental conditions affecting children in the United States. If your child has been recently diagnosed with this condition, there’s plenty you can do to help manage it. Here, review anxiety treatment tips for easing apprehension. 5 Anxiety Treatment Tips to Help Your Child Don’t Dismiss Emotions Allow your child to express [...]

September 17th, 2019|Categories: Family, Mental Health|Tags: , , , |

A Letter From a Therapist to a Human with Suicidal Thoughts: World Suicide Prevention Day

A Letter From a Therapist to a Human with Suicidal Thoughts: You Are Worth So Much More Than Your Thoughts are Trying to Convince You By Kristin Canan, LICSW Dear Fellow Human, I want to start off by apologizing, not from a place of pity, but from a place of genuine sorrow that so many [...]

Understanding PTSD: The War that is More than Combat

It’s the planning for every scenario. It’s the fear. It’s the hypervigilance. It’s the jumpiness. It’s the dread that she may leave too. It’s the overwhelming feeling of emptiness, like you are a shell of a human being. It’s the self-blame. It’s the shame over what happened and what that means about you. It’s the [...]

July 10th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health, Trauma|

International Yoga Day: Pressing Reset Within

Kristin Hoover, CTRS, RYT200 For those of you that might get through the first few sentences of this post and find yourself moving to click the “back” button or to close out the screen upon seeing the buzzword, "yoga," let me challenge you to follow whatever brought you to this page in the first place. [...]

June 21st, 2019|Categories: Self Care|Tags: , , |
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