Therapy Options: How Do I Know Who I Am Working With?

Therapy Options: How Do I Know Who I Am Working With?

Before getting into the meat of this piece, let’s all raise our glasses to this: Once thought of as a shameful topic never discussed, mental health and therapy are shedding some of their old stigma, and becoming almost a buzz word of sorts.  More and more people...
The Physical Benefits of Mental Health Treatment

The Physical Benefits of Mental Health Treatment

There’s no disputing the mind-body connection. If you’ve experienced depression or anxiety, you know: You can actually feel it in your body. There’s that uneasy gnawing it in the pit of your stomach, or pressure in your chest.  Of all the powerful impacts therapy has,...
Trauma Treatment: What is EMDR and Brainspotting?

Trauma Treatment: What is EMDR and Brainspotting?

As anyone who’s experienced any form of trauma knows, it lingers. The fear response, the flashbacks and the nightmares insist on sticking around, casting a shadow over everything.  There’s a line in the sand separating life before and life after the incident. Most of...
Bad Habits That Affect Mental Health

Bad Habits That Affect Mental Health

Habits—bad ones especially—are sneaky. They take time to build, and during that process there are things that happen “behind the scenes” that reinforce their power. Bad habits that lead to us feeling better in the moment are especially powerful, and can be really hard...
Symptoms of Anxiety and OCD (and What You Can Do)

Symptoms of Anxiety and OCD (and What You Can Do)

You’re on the way to a job interview when all of a sudden, the burner!  You don’t remember shutting off the burner on your stove. You feel the prickly wash of panic charge through your body as you frantically cobble together memories, searching desperately for a...
Show Yourself Some Love This Valentine’s Day

Show Yourself Some Love This Valentine’s Day

Want to know one of the biggest misconceptions about Valentine’s Day? Many people seem to think that you have to be in a relationship to celebrate it.  The reality is, it doesn’t matter if you’re single or not. This holiday is all about love. And why not show...