Self-Care for Mental Health During the Colder Months, Even with COVID and Social Isolation

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Changes in season are hard, particularly during COVID and social isolation. 2020 has been such a difficult year for many. With winter coming, it will be important to take good care of our physical and mental health. One of the best things that we can do now for ourselves (and those we care for) is […]

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Helping Your Tween or Teen With Virtual Learning

Posted Posted in Education, Latest News, Parenting

Virtual learning is potentially hard for students.  Students are struggling and it can be difficult for parents to know how to help.  Here are some strategies for helping your child with virtual learning.  Recognize That Virtual Learning Can Be Very Difficult and Check In Many students that I talk to struggle with managing others’ expectations of their […]

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Seven Facts That Debunk Common Misperceptions About Therapy

Posted Posted in Latest News, Therapy

Read this article to learn facts about psychotherapy that may improve your understanding of how it works. The science and practice of psychotherapy is a fairly young profession. Most of us have heard about early founding members, especially figures like Sigmund Freud. Early practices of psychotherapy were often run largely by the therapist, who would […]

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The First Therapy Session

Posted Posted in Latest News, Therapy

Read this article to learn more about what to expect from your first therapy session, as well as the following sessions. Have you ever wondered what it is like to go to a therapist for the first time, how to find a therapist, or what the process of therapy even looks like? Well, most people […]

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How to Be Yourself When the World Seems So Messed Up

Posted Posted in Coping, Gratitude, Latest News, Self-care

By Dahlia Garofalo, B.A. and Cindy Nichols Anderson, Ph.D. ABPP Be yourself? That seems like such a tall order. Yet, identity helps us feel grounded and capable. It increases our agency, purpose, and confidence. It also helps us connect with society, loved ones, and people working towards common goals.  In the midst of the pandemic […]

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How to Help your Child Adjust to Distance Learning, Homeschooling, or Modified Instruction

Posted Posted in Children and Adolescents, Education, Latest News, Mental Health, Parenting, Relationships, School

The terms “distance learning” and “homeschooling” are hotly discussed topics right now. Many districts and schools around the United States are opting not to start the year in person. While this helps ensure all of our safety, it is still frustrating for parents and children alike. You fear that your child will fall behind. You […]

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Self-Care Suggestions for When COVID-19 and Social Isolation Go On and On and On….

Posted Posted in Coping, Latest News, Mental Health, Self-care

These days, during the COVID-19 crisis, everyone experiences varying degrees of stress, anxiety, depression, and fear. The world seems overwhelming and unmanageable at times, especially when combined with increased isolation. What’s more, we often feel at a loss for control or predictability. We don’t know what hard even could be next. It may feel to […]

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Coping with Social Distancing: An Extrovert’s Perspective on Staying Socially Connected and Grounded.

Posted Posted in Coping, Latest News, Self-care, social distancing

Social distancing is a new reality for us. There is a lot to learn about this new way of being. Simply staying socially connected can become a major challenge. As an extrovert, I have been craving social get-togethers, going out to eat with friends, big family gatherings, and even going to work to be around […]

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People-Pleasing: What It Is and How to Navigate It

Posted Posted in Latest News, Relationships

What Is People-Pleasing Behavior? People-pleasing is very common. This usually means putting another person’s needs before your own and frequently results in doing things that make you uncomfortable or unhappy to make someone else happy or comfortable instead. A common example of people-pleasing behavior is saying “yes” to others without consideration of your own time […]

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Vaccines for Children Are Not Linked to Mental Health Conditions

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There is a lot of misinformation about vaccines, particularly as it relates to mental health conditions. Some communities report that vaccines have links to Autism, Schizophrenia, and other neurological concerns.  However, it is important to know the facts.   Here are some basic facts about vaccines and mental illness. Vaccines do not cause mental illness. The government […]

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