Improving Your Self-Care

The topic of self-care has been discussed openly and often over the past decade. Despite the increased attention paid to this concept across recent years, the practice of self-care remains, for many, a bit mysterious or perhaps even confusing and misunderstood. The following is a brief attempt to conceptualize self-care as those behaviors we do that are most aligned with...[ read more ]

Coping With Anger In The Moment

Anger is a natural and healthy emotion we all experience from time to time. When you find yourself caught off guard with unexpected anger or feeling anger in a moment when you cannot express it, coping adaptively becomes more challenging. What can you do when you find yourself experiencing anger unexpectedly? Below are some strategies to help you keep your...[ read more ]

How To Stop Beating Yourself Up

When was the last time you heard from your inner critic? You know, that voice in your head that judges you, puts you down, and compares you to others. The one that tells you you are not good enough or smart enough and says things you would never dream of saying to another person. You may view this inner critic...[ read more ]

Why Depression Is Misunderstood

Of all the words in the English language, depression could be one of the most misunderstood. Why does this term seem to confuse so many people? Why is its real meaning so hard to grasp? It is because the term has two starkly contrasting meanings, depending on who is using it. Among clinicians, the term depression is used to describe...[ read more ]

Healthy Tools To Navigate Anxiety

Anxiety is a natural dialogue between mind and body. The presence of anxiety is an indication that something might be going on in our environment requiring our attention. Anxiety can be an uncomfortable, but fleeting feeling that pops up on occasion during particularly stressful times. For some, anxiety may be more frequently present and color more of one's daily life....[ read more ]

How To Set Healthy Boundaries

Relationships can only be healthy when both people have the space to be themselves and maintain their personal integrity. Sadly, many people find themselves in relationships, romantic and otherwise, with people who do not respect boundaries and feel entitled to have their needs met regardless of the other person’s. If you can relate, chances are you have a hard time...[ read more ]

Tips For Coping With Social Isolation

Humans are social creatures and we do not always thrive in isolation. That is exactly why state penitentiaries punish prisoners by putting them into solitary confinement. It causes them great mental anguish. Many of us have felt like prisoners in solitary confinement over the last few months because of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown. And many of us have...[ read more ]

Benefits Of Online Therapy

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in innumerable ways. But, as stressful as this lockdown has been for most of us, we have learned much about ourselves as individuals and as a nation. Another silver lining that has emerged from this crisis is a new awareness and embracing of treatment tools that have been available for some time. Telehealth...[ read more ]

Coping With COVID-19 Stress and Anxiety

If you are like most people, you are doing your best to stay calm during COVID-19 pandemic. But that can feel incredibly difficult at times. When not worrying about the health of friends or loved one, there is also the conflicting information provided by the media and the economic ramifications of the virus that have people on edge. Everyone reacts...[ read more ]