Daylight Savings Time: Prepare for an Increase in Anxiety and Depression

As we prepare for daylight savings time, it’s important for clinicians to remember that less sunshine and the earlier onset of darkness can trigger or exacerbate episodes of anxiety, depression,...

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Taking Care of Ourselves in the Context of Traumatic Events

Once again, we are faced with horrific national events: mass shootings that are impossible to comprehend or emotionally process and reconcile. For those of us who specialize in treating trauma,...

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Assessing for Healthy Self-Care in Times of Stress

April is Stress Awareness Month and it’s a good time to revisit the need to assess for and encourage healthy self-care.  Given all the ongoing stressors in the world it’s...

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Getting Through the Holiday Season

Mental health providers understand that the holiday season can be a time of struggle and emotional overwhelm for many people. For those who have lost loved ones, holidays can be...

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Acknowledging Simone Biles’ Courage

I’ve always had very ambivalent feelings about the Olympics. On the one hand, they represented extraordinary determination, commitment, and courage. It was astonishing and moving to see what human beings...

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Spotlighting Sexual Assault Awareness Month

When "Take Back The Night" was first launched, I knew that something important to help victims of sexual abuse was beginning to take shape.

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The Lingering Effects of COVID-19

Although I believe we are truly a step closer to the end of this devastating pandemic, the mental health residue and various manifestations of PTSD continue to impact all of us.

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Intellectualizations vs. Emotional Connection

Learn why many clients present trauma-based experiences with emotional detachment and the importance of not pathologizing this in treatment.

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Guilt vs. Shame: The Fundamental Differences

Understand the difference between guilt and shame.

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Why Mental Health Awareness Month is So Crucial

When we focus on a person’s mental health, we look at the ways in which it impacts their thoughts, emotions, moods, ability to relate to others, efficacy at work and school, and their behavioral choices.

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