How Our Mental Health Can Impact Our Romantic Relationships

A couple who used therapy to rekindle their romantic relationship

With more than half of adults developing a mental illness at least once in their lifetime, it is always important to remember that just as much as relationships can affect our mental health, our mental health can also put a strain on our relationships and make communication and intimacy difficult. Let’s unpack some of the…

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Taking Care of Yourself When Experiencing a Panic Attack

Panic attacks are intense waves of fear that come unexpectedly and are debilitating in the moment. The most common symptoms are a racing heart, being unable to catch your breath, shaking, sweating, and sometimes even feeling like you’re dying or “going crazy”. Though many panic attacks happen without a clear trigger, it is helpful to…

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Living and Coping with a Chronic Illness

Whether you have been recently diagnosed with a chronic illness, have been diagnosed for some time, or have a loved one with a chronic illness, you know firsthand that chronic illnesses go far beyond their physical implications- they can completely complicate one’s mental health and how they view themselves. It can be devastating to have…

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Insight on how we can better our lives and our mental health

Happy Friday Everyone! We are so excited to share some fascinating research projects that hold a lot of insight on how we can better our lives and our mental health! “Children who play adventurously have better mental health” Researchers from the University of Exeter have found that children who regularly partake in “adventurous play” have…

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Helping Your Child Adjust to the Summertime

As the first weeks of summer approach, many students are anxiously waiting for a summer full of sleepovers and summer camp, especially after a busy and hectic school year. Just as many students look toward their summer with a little apprehension, as they fear a loss of routine and a loss of activities they enjoyed-…

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A Letter to Our Clients

Dear Clients, We are writing to inform you of steps we have taken to address the unique challenges related to the coronavirus pandemic (also termed COVID-19). While the coronavirus is a physical health illness, it has significant mental health implications. The uncertainty posed by this public health emergency can cause stress and anxiety among many…

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What’s The Difference Between A Support Group And Group Therapy?

Support Group or Group Therapy

As you consider the options available for improving your mental and emotional well-being, you’ve likely come across support groups and group therapy sessions. Sure, they both involve a small group of people, but what’s they difference? Which one would be a better option for your situation?   Support Groups Typically a support group is made…

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What to Expect at Your First Therapy Session

Taking that first step to begin therapy is significant and it can make you feel anxious or nervous.  Many people simply don’t have a clear understanding of what to expect which can lead to apprehension and hesitation.  This anxiety over the first visit is quite normal. In order to help relieve some of that anxiousness,…

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Autumn Blues

dealing with seasons changing

Everyone has a favorite time of year, that season you look forward to with great anticipation. However, for many people seasonal changes can be difficult, especially the transition to fall and winter.  Five percent of Americans experience seasonal affective disorder, better known as SAD.  As the days become shorter and we begin to spend more…

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Grudge Match

Have you experienced a deep seated hurt or wrong? Are you holding on to a grudge?   If you are, then you may be experiencing feelings of depression and anxiety. Grudges can significantly impact your physical and mental well-being, even to the point of affecting personal relationships.  People rarely want to be around someone who…

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Exercise Your Mind

Exercise Your Mind The benefits of exercise to improve your mood and mental health are greater than most people realize.  The physical outcomes of exercise are well known. In addition, the mental health outcomes of exercise are proven to increase your mood and help with anxiety and depression.  Here are some of the ways exercise…

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A Laugh a Day….

Laughing is good for you

It’s not a laughing matter but, it IS a powerful antidote.   That’s right, laughter can improve your health. Laughter triggers healthy physical and emotional changes in your body.   That good feeling you get when you laugh will remain with you even after the laughter wains, helping you to keep a positive and optimistic…

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