Steven Losardo, LMFT The efficient relationship of holistic internal self and external interactions is essential to maintaining a healthy balance in life. Habits, routines, emotions, physical functioning, and thoughts intertwine our life situations. Further, even if we are all in the same situation, each will have a unique story as we relate to it. When depression or anxiety impacts our lives, we need to review the dynamic of this inside-outside relationship to improve and manage symptoms effectively.…Read More
Megan Mulroy, LPC Making the choice to freeze your eggs can be an empowering and life-changing decision for many folks assigned female at birth. Many AFAB people know they want children one day but aren’t ready for that commitment. On the other hand, many AFAB people are undecided if they want to be a parent, but don’t want that choice taken away from them before it’s too late. Unfortunately, freezing your eggs is expensive and often inaccessible,…Read More
By: Zana Van Der Smissen Hello, and welcome back to how you can use DBT skills to get what you want, part three! If you haven’t read the first two blogs of this series, feel free to go back and read those first, where I discuss interpersonal skills as a DBT module, how DEAR MAN can be effective in helping you get what you want and how GIVE helps us maintain relationships. In part three, we will…Read More
By: Zana Van Der Smissen Hello, and welcome back to how you can use DBT skills to get what you want, part two! If you haven’t read my first blog in this series, feel free to go back. I talk all about interpersonal skills as a DBT module and how DEAR MAN can be effective in helping you get what you want. In part two, we will be talking about the next acronym, GIVE, and how it…Read More
By: Zana Van Der Smissen Interpersonal skills are something that every person needs in order to communicate effectively in their relationships and, therefore, is also something that can be improved upon. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy or DBT has a set of modules that allows the individual to work on reacting to their environment, regulating their emotions, improving their relationships as well as being more mindful/present in their life. Today, in this blog, I will be covering DBT skills…Read More
By: Danielle Bertini, LCPC As I’m reflecting on it being March in 2022, I have realized that it has now been a full two years since the COVID-19 pandemic began. It’s no secret that the pandemic has taken a toll on the mental health of many across the world, which therefore has increased the use of alcohol as a coping tool. But as we are now two years in, many have begun to question the role of…Read More
Amanda Ann Gregory, LCPC, EMDR Certified Therapist Forgiveness is not required in order to recover from trauma. After more than a decade as a trauma psychotherapist, I’ve treated many trauma survivors who’ve experienced recovering without forgiving their abusers. Furthermore, I’ve learned that mandating or encouraging forgiveness can be detrimental to trauma survivors and create obstacles in their recovery. Here are additional reasons why forgiveness should not be imposed in the process of trauma recovery. Forgiveness blames survivors,…Read More
Amanda Ann Gregory, LCPC, EMDR Certified Therapist “Forgiveness is for you, not the other person” “Don’t let someone rent space in your head.” “You need to forgive so that you can move on.” Have you heard any of these popular sayings? Do you believe them? When it comes to recovering from trauma, perhaps you shouldn’t. Forgiveness is potentially problematic when incorporated into trauma treatment. It’s been said that forgiveness can help survivors to “move on” or “let…Read More
Kaitlin Broderick LCPC Perfectionism can be thought of as the belief that your worth as a human being is tied to your achievements and therefore, you cannot fail at anything. We live in a culture where people are constantly praised and respected for their achievements; especially in work. Perfectionists often have a pervasive feeling of just not being good enough. It can impact every area of one’s life including work, relationships with others, and even the relationship…Read More
Steven Losardo, LMFT We currently live in an extremely fast-paced world. A world where we don’t often let our brains shut down and rest. Between work stress and family responsibilities, and unexpected challenges, such as illnesses, it’s no wonder people have such a hard time sleeping (6 steps, 2020). However, sleep is vital to our mental health. Lack of sleep can lead to anxiety, depression, mood swings, poor diet, etc. In this article, we’ve put together 5…Read More
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