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 [...]

2024-04-12T11:56:30-05:00Specialties: Mental Health, Self Care, Services|

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 [...]

2024-04-12T11:54:38-05:00Specialties: Eating Disorder, Mental Health, Services|

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 [...]

2023-04-20T10:02:17-05:00Specialties: Mental Health, Services|

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 [...]

2022-12-21T10:05:32-06:00Specialties: Mental Health, Self Care, Services|

The Benefits of School-Linked Mental Health Services

School-linked mental health therapy services have become increasingly common due to the many benefits they provide. This model can be best defined as a therapist from an outside agency working onsite at a school, providing services to students during the normal school day. The benefits of this model are many... School counselors and teachers are [...]

2020-09-21T11:29:07-05:00Specialties: Family, Mental Health, Services|

Simple Tips for Wearing Masks

Today, I want to share some thoughts and advice around wearing masks and the anxiety that can come with it. As more cities and states have moved to mandatory mask-wearing policies, we're hearing from people about their experiences of masks causing anxiety. This can include creating full-blown panic attacks whenever a person puts on a [...]

2020-09-22T11:48:02-05:00Specialties: Mental Health, Self Care, Services|

Where PTSD and Eating Disorders Meet

Trigger Warning: This post will address the topic of trauma and names specific eating disorder behaviors. You may have heard people say that eating disorders are not just about food, but instead, a way to cope with some form of significant distress. This distress can show up in a number of ways, but for many, [...]

Managing Emotional Eating During Stressful Times

Have you noticed during this pandemic and recent community emergency, that you are struggling to stay on the path, or maybe getting on a path, of mindful eating? If you are, you are not alone.   There's a reason for this. It's your brain. You see, your brain is a very efficient organ. It likes to [...]

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 [...]

2020-09-22T11:54:22-05:00Specialties: Family, Services, Trauma|
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