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How to Relax After a Nightmare

April 21, 2022

Andromeda Peters, LICSW Nightmares can be disturbing and frightening. Our minds and bodies respond to the dream, as if it is a real-life event. Waking up from a nightmare cannot only make it challenging to fall back asleep, but it can also make it challenging for us to feel safe in the moment. We may wake up from nightmares with perspiration, a racing heart rate, racing thoughts, panic attacks, nausea, dissociation, disorientation to our surroundings and time…

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Gift Ideas for Loved Ones Dealing With Mental Illness

February 3, 2022

Mary-Lauren O’Crowley, NCC, LPC A meaningful present reminds your loved one that you care about them and appreciate their presence. We’re confident you’re doing everything you can to support your friend or family member while they’re going through a tough time. As they attend therapy and doctors’ appointments and take other steps to cultivate wellness, a modest present may help lift their spirits and brighten their days as well. We’ve compiled a list of gifts to cheer someone…

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4 Helpful Approaches for Solving Problems

May 8, 2021

Matthew Cuddeback LCSW            We all come to moments in our lives in which we just don’t know how to address the problem that has arisen. You look at all your options and some seem terrible, some seem good, some seem out of reach. Maybe there are too many and that itself can be overwhelming. It can be helpful to simplify this situation by utilizing the therapeutic principle that states there are four problem solving options to…

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Are You Struggling with Differences in Values Among Your Family?

January 2, 2021

Matthew Cuddeback LCSW If there is one thing 2020 has taught us, it is that we need to do more work on how to navigate differences in opinions and especially differences in values. As we get older, we often see our perspectives or opinions have evolved and may not match up with our families of origin. This is of course nothing new, but in 2020 it does feel more potent. Let’s talk about the ways in which…

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