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    7 Self-Help Books for Healing Trauma

    If you’re not quite ready to speak to a professional regarding your traumatic experience, you don’t need to suffer in silence. We’re sharing 7 of our top self-help book recommendations for combating depression.

    Flipping the Script: Healing Yourself By Overcoming Negative Self-Talk

    Discover how to overcome negative self-talk by recognizing and addressing cognitive distortions. Improve your overall well-being, outlook, and relationships by challenging unhelpful thought patterns that hold you back.

    Rebuilding Trust: Navigating Betrayal and Healing in Relationships

    Explore the nuanced dynamics of trust issues in relationships and learn effective strategies for rebuilding trust after betrayal from a licensed marriage and family therapist.

    The Impact of Addiction on Families and Loved Ones

    When a family member is tackling addiction, the lives of all other family members are touched in significant ways. The family dynamics shift drastically, regardless of who in the family is the central point of addiction, be it a child, parent, or spouse. The ramifications are multifold, encompassing strained relationships, excessive worry, financial hardship, and a heightened risk of abuse.

    Overcoming Imposter Syndrome as an Actor: Tips to Boost Confidence

    “I’m not talented enough to land this role.” “I don’t have enough credits on my resume to be taken seriously as an actor.” “I’m not a real actor.” Sound familiar?

    Being Neurodivergent in a Neurotypical World: The ADHD Experience

    Living in a neurotypical world can be challenging for individuals with ADHD. The expectations, social implicit rules, and tasks often don't align with the unique functioning of a neurodivergent brain. However, being neurodivergent doesn’t equal inferior. In this blog,...

    Psychedelic Harm Reduction: Maximizing Benefits and Minimizing Risks

    Many people are familiar with the term ‘harm reduction’, especially in the context of substance use. However, less are aware that this concept has expanded beyond addressing addiction, and now has important implications for the emerging field of psychedelic-assisted therapy.

    Enduring Active Trauma: Seeking Help Amid Crisis

    Our current models of diagnosing and treating trauma are mostly during the post-traumatic phase. Protecting people from post-traumatic symptoms is an important part of this work, and we can best do that if we intervene as soon as possible- and we can only intervene if someone is capable of seeing that they are living through active distress.

    Is Your Job Defining You? How to Discover Who You Are Outside of Work

    If you’ve lived or socialized in New York City for any length of time, you’ve probably had someone ask, “What do you do?” The culture is fixated on work – what it is, how it’s going, what successes or headaches you’ve experienced there, how much of a monster your boss...

    What is psychedelic integration therapy and why is it important?

    People learn about the power of psychedelics and non-ordinary states of consciousness through many different avenues, but often come to the same question: How can psychedelics help improve my mental health? Read on to discover how this groundbreaking approach can help you navigate psychedelic experiences, providing support, healing, and integration for lasting personal growth.

    Coping with ADHD as an Adult: How Therapy Can Help

    Have you sought out a professional opinion and have already received a diagnosis of ADHD? For some people receiving a diagnosis may come as a surprise, while for others it actually makes perfect sense and explains why you were facing so many difficulties.

    4 Transformative Ways Exercise Strengthens Mental Health

    Boundary setting is a keystone to a healthy relationship- do you struggle to set boundaries or follow boundaries set by others? Maybe you act clingy towards your partner. Maybe you spend too much time alone. You might constantly seek validation and approval, or you might tend to remain aloof and not dependent on anyone — even your partner. These behaviors all stem from people’s individual attachment style. Identifying your own attachment style may help you figure out (and solve) your problems with setting boundaries.

    How Does Attachment Style Impact Your Ability To Set Boundaries?

    Boundary setting is a keystone to a healthy relationship- do you struggle to set boundaries or follow boundaries set by others? Maybe you act clingy towards your partner. Maybe you spend too much time alone. You might constantly seek validation and approval, or you might tend to remain aloof and not dependent on anyone — even your partner. These behaviors all stem from people’s individual attachment style. Identifying your own attachment style may help you figure out (and solve) your problems with setting boundaries.

    How is ART different from EMDR?

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    Feeling burned out? Internalized Capitalism may be to blame

    Feeling burned out? Internalized capitalism may be to blame. Read on to learn more and how you can take control of your emotional well-being.

    How To Find a Sex-Positive Therapist in NYC

    With how complex and sensitive the topic of sex and sexuality can be, how do you go about finding a therapist who will be sex-positive?

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    Fear is a normal reaction to trauma, it’s your body’s way of protecting itself from danger (or perceived danger). Managing fear and coping with C-PTSD can help to reduce stress and anxiety.

    The Benefits of Group Therapy After a Higher Level of Care

    Graduating from IOP or inpatient treatment can be exciting and scary at the same time. You’ve experienced a certain routine, structure, and support likely for several intensive weeks. Group therapy can be especially helpful if you’ve recently completed treatment and are looking for the next step in your mental health journey.

    35 Grounding Techniques for Upsetting Thoughts

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    How To Choose the Right Polyamory-Affirming Therapist in NYC

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    How to Manage Emotional Flashbacks after Trauma

    Emotional flashbacks can be jarring and upsetting. Explore ways to manage your flashbacks so that you can regain control of your life.

    6 Ways to Take Care of Yourself When You Go Home for the Holidays

    Going home for the holidays can often bring up difficult feelings. Explore 6 ways to take care of yourself when you go home for the holidays.

    10 Ways to Strengthen Your Intuition

    It can be difficult to learn how to trust your intuition. If you’re interested in learning how to strengthen your intuition, read on.

    How Therapy Can Improve Your Dating Life in NYC

    Struggling with dating in NYC? You’re not alone, and therapy can help. Read on for 7 ways therapy can improve your dating life.

    How can breathwork help anxiety?

    Do you have trouble letting things go? Breathwork can help you release anxiety, fear, and live in the present moment.

    What is Prolonged Grief Disorder?

    Do you feel “stuck” in your grief? Understanding prolonged grief disorder may provide some much-needed answers – and relief.

    Good Faith Estimates for Psychotherapy

    We’ve compiled the most frequently asked questions about the No Surprises Act & Good Faith Estimates.

    How Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy can help gay men

    Learn how an approach called Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) can help gay men dramatically transform their lives.

    Signs you’re in a toxic relationship

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    Pros and Cons of Using Insurance for Therapy

    Do you know the risks of limiting yourself to using in-network insurance for therapy? Many people don’t know the benefits of working with an out-of-network or private-pay therapist that may be worth the additional investment. Empower yourself to make the best decision for your needs and goals.

    What is LGBTQIA+ Affirmative Therapy?

    Affirmative Therapy helps LGBTQIA+ individuals navigate through their life in a more meaningful and constructive way through the help of empathic, nonjudgmental compassion and understanding.

    10 Ways Therapy Can Help Entrepreneurs

    If you’ve launched a new venture, started your own business, or even pursued a side hustle, you likely already know that the entrepreneurial path can be as tough as it is rewarding. Chances are, you’ve felt a mix of excitement, fear, and overwhelm. With all of the ups, downs, and uncertainties that come with the entrepreneurial journey, it can help to talk with someone who can support you through the ebbs and flows.

    3 Essential Tips on How to Heal Emotional Wounds and Trauma

    hen we think of the term “healing”, we tend to first think of a physical injury— a broken bone, a strained muscle, an open wound. We can acknowledge that each requires time, rest, a tender touch, and medical attention in order for healing to take...

    5 Lessons I Learned About Change From a Recovering Lawyer

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    How Video Games Give Us a Peek Into The Window of Ourselves

    Do you find yourself playing video games more and more as social distancing and quarantines continue? You’re not alone. Explore your gaming.

    How to Set Healthy Boundaries

    The majority of people struggle with healthy boundaries. Learn how you can develop the skills to create healthy boundaries in your own life.

    How to Avoid the Trap of Groupthink

    In these difficult times, we can reflect on individual consciousness and develop the capacity to differentiate from mass thinking.

    Spirituality, Psychology, and the Benefits of Looking Inside Oneself

    Contemporarily, the fields of religion have been considered a separate entity from psychology; however, this may not be an either-or scenario.

    Why Teachers Need Our Support Now More Than Ever

    Teachers often take on the stress and emotions of their students. This year in particular, teachers may experience more vicarious trauma.

    Cybervictimization: A Hidden Perpetrator of Race-Based Trauma

    Racism is systemic and has led to generations of race-based trauma. Technology has provided an outlet for racism via cybervictimization and bullying.

    Understanding Imposter Syndrome and How to Cope

    Imposter syndrome can rob us of our joy, confidence and hold us back in life. The phenomenon can affect anyone, regardless of their success.

    The Impact of Travel Restrictions on Mental Health

    The current pandemic restrictions have impacted our ability to nurture our traveling mindsets. Learn how to cope with travel restrictions.

    How to Recover from Financial Infidelity

    Oftentimes, couples avoid talking about the two subjects that are crucial to their wellbeing: money and sex. It may come as a surprise to you that as a couples therapist, I actually hear more about instances around financial infidelity than affairs in the traditional sense.

    3 Tips For Practicing Self-Love and Compassion

    Self-love is a term that has gained more and more traction in recent years, and for good reason. Oftentimes, the discussion on self-love is conflated with self-care, another important but distinct concept.

    6 Effective Techniques to Improve Communication with Your Teens

    Learn six practical tips that are helpful in building more positive and consistent communication with your teens.

    7 Coping Tips for Anxiety From a Psychologist

    Learn 7 coping tips for anxiety and discover strategies that therapists actually use to help them with their own anxious thoughts.

    Homesickness During a Pandemic

    A secondary cost of the pandemic has been the impact of lockdowns and social isolation on mental health. These impacts often manifest in increased loneliness or feelings of homesickness, especially for those who live apart from their families and homeland.

    Practice Empathy To Enhance Your Relationships

    Sometimes, no matter how much we love or connect with a person, it can prove difficult to maintain a connection that endures all. Obstacles, differences of opinion, and unexpected life circumstances inevitably crop up and put our relationships to the test.

    How to Stop Negative Self-Talk: Disrupting Negative Narratives

    No one is perfect,” “we all make mistakes,” “fall to get back up.” What do all of these sayings have in common? They remind us that life does not always go as planned, and mistakes are an inevitable and natural part of life. Many times we hold…

    The Strength in Vulnerability: How to Improve Your Relationships By Letting Down Your Guard

    Love: Everyone wants to experience it, and yet many of us are also scared of it, because in order to truly be open to love, we must also allow ourselves to be vulnerable. What is vulnerability, and why does it terrify us?

    What’s the Difference Between a Psychotherapist, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Mental Health Counselor, Psychoanalyst, and Social Worker?

    Finding a therapist who’s a good fit with you and your needs is essential to the work you do in therapy. In your search for the right person, you might find therapists with varying strings of letters after their name, which can give you a better understanding of their training and the kind of therapy they offer.

    Self-Care on the Weekends

    Many of us are so invested in work or academics that we sometimes forget to take care of ourselves. Although there are various ways to practice self-care techniques throughout a busy work week, for many, the weekend is the best time to unwind.

    5 Self-Help Books for Depression

    If you’re not quite ready to speak to a professional regarding depression, you don’t need to suffer in silence. We’re sharing 5 of our top self-help book recommendations for combating depression.

    6 Ways to Cope With Race-Based Trauma

    When people hear the word “trauma,” they often think of one single, dramatic, life-changing event or moment in time. Race-based trauma occurs much more insidiously, on a systemic level, and is experienced through both micro and macroaggressions.

    What to Expect During Your First Therapy Session

    Connecting with a therapist for the first time may seem overwhelming if you’re not sure what to expect. We’ve put together this quick guide on what the process looks like, so you can get the most out of your first therapy session.

    Relationships Reads: Compassionate Vs. Corrosive Communication

    Communication typically falls into two categories: Compassionate or Corrosive. Learn what these communication styles say about your relationship.

    5 Tips for Dealing With Imposter Syndrome

    Those suffering from imposter syndrome may live in fear that they’ll be “found out” and experience feelings of inadequacy despite their professional accomplishments.

    What Therapists for Young Adults Can Do to Ease Them Into Adulthood

    Many young adults may feel ashamed or obligated to speak about their struggles with a parent. Therapists for young adults can offer teenagers the chance to unload and speak about their issues with a professional who has an outside perspective on it all.

    5 Ways to Make Virtual Therapy Sessions More Comfortable

    Meeting with your therapist on a screen can feel different, and sometimes not as powerful, as meeting in person. Luckily, there are several ways we can bridge this gap to make virtual therapy feel more personal, focused, and private.

    How to Find Affordable Therapy in NYC: 3 Places to Look

    No one should feel alone because they simply can’t afford the proper mental health treatment. However, it can be difficult to find affordable therapy in NYC. We’re here to help.

    3 Tips to Help You Cope With Generalized Anxiety

    Generalized anxiety is treatable. Learn exercises that can help you manage your anxiety or reduce some of its symptoms.

    How Hidden Depression Hides in Plain Sight and What You Can Do to Identify It

    Dealing with depression can be difficult and even debilitating at times, so how do you know if someone is coping with hidden depression?

    Mindfulness for Anxiety: How Living in the Now Is the Best Medicine for Anxious Minds

    When you’re feeling anxious, mindfulness techniques can help combat troublesome symptoms. Learn how to personalize mindfulness for anxiety in a way that works best for you.

    How to Embrace Change

    Wanting things to go back to “normal,” also known as “the way things used to be,” is one of humankind’s most basic and universal tendencies. There’s comfort in the familiar, especially when you’re looking backwards.

    The LGBTQ Bill of Rights Protects LGBTQ Mental Health

    LGBTQ mental health is easily challenged by everyday situations and messages. The LGBTQ Bill of Rights is designed to empower you. Check it out now.

    The Minority Bill of Rights

    No matter your race or ethnic background, you have a birthright to feel safe, empowered, and respected in every circumstance, at all times.

    Why Some Couples Thrived During the Pandemic and Others Didn’t

    As a therapist, I often get an up-close look at how current events shape the everyday fabric of people’s lives. When the holidays close in, I talk clients through the joys and heartaches such seasons can bring.

    The Stages of Trauma and Recovery

    Trauma occurs when an abnormal event overwhelms our ability to cope. It shocks, confuses, and can leave us in a fog. It can bring on feelings of intense anxiety and cause us to question our sense of reality.

    Quarantine Loneliness? Why Some People Are Missing Their Exes

    There are many reasons why people miss their exes right now. The most obvious being that feelings of loneliness and isolation are amplified in these times of social distancing.

    10 Practical Tips to Help You Cope with Coronavirus Stress

    Many people who may have never felt a need for mental health services are now struggling with increased anxiety, depression, and isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    5 Essential Spring Cleaning Tips for the Mind During Coronavirus

    Learn some practical tips you can use to clear the unnecessary and unhelpful clutter from your mind.

    7 Effective Relaxation Techniques to Manage Stress & Anxiety

    Relaxation techniques work by helping our body to manage the fight-or-flight response of our sympathetic nervous system.

    Remembering and Returning to Joy

    Many people think of joy as something that has to be searched for and attained, rather than something that is allowed and cultivated with intention.

    How to Get the Most Out of Teletherapy

    Physical distance doesn’t have to mean emotional isolation. Teletherapy sessions allow you to stay connected to your therapist during social distancing.

    How to Cope with Strange Emotions in the Time of COVID-19

    Social distancing may lead to more elusive emotional experiences that appear unique to the current situation. Here’s how to cope with them.

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    How Video Games Give Us a Peek Into The Window of Ourselves

    Do you find yourself playing video games more and more as social distancing and quarantines continue? You’re not alone. Explore your gaming.

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    How to Set Healthy Boundaries

    The majority of people struggle with healthy boundaries. Learn how you can develop the skills to create healthy boundaries in your own life.

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    How to Avoid the Trap of Groupthink

    In these difficult times, we can reflect on individual consciousness and develop the capacity to differentiate from mass thinking.

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    Spirituality, Psychology, and the Benefits of Looking Inside Oneself

    Contemporarily, the fields of religion have been considered a separate entity from psychology; however, this may not be an either-or scenario.

    Why Teachers Need Our Support Now More Than Ever

    Teachers often take on the stress and emotions of their students. This year in particular, teachers may experience more vicarious trauma.

    Cybervictimization: A Hidden Perpetrator of Race-Based Trauma

    Racism is systemic and has led to generations of race-based trauma. Technology has provided an outlet for racism via cybervictimization and bullying.

    Understanding Imposter Syndrome and How to Cope

    Imposter syndrome can rob us of our joy, confidence and hold us back in life. The phenomenon can affect anyone, regardless of their success.

    The Impact of Travel Restrictions on Mental Health

    The current pandemic restrictions have impacted our ability to nurture our traveling mindsets. Learn how to cope with travel restrictions.

    How to Recover from Financial Infidelity

    Oftentimes, couples avoid talking about the two subjects that are crucial to their wellbeing: money and sex. It may come as a surprise to you that as a couples therapist, I actually hear more about instances around financial infidelity than affairs in the traditional sense.

    3 Tips For Practicing Self-Love and Compassion

    Self-love is a term that has gained more and more traction in recent years, and for good reason. Oftentimes, the discussion on self-love is conflated with self-care, another important but distinct concept.

    6 Effective Techniques to Improve Communication with Your Teens

    Learn six practical tips that are helpful in building more positive and consistent communication with your teens.

    7 Coping Tips for Anxiety From a Psychologist

    Learn 7 coping tips for anxiety and discover strategies that therapists actually use to help them with their own anxious thoughts.

    Homesickness During a Pandemic

    A secondary cost of the pandemic has been the impact of lockdowns and social isolation on mental health. These impacts often manifest in increased loneliness or feelings of homesickness, especially for those who live apart from their families and homeland.

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    Practice Empathy To Enhance Your Relationships

    Sometimes, no matter how much we love or connect with a person, it can prove difficult to maintain a connection that endures all. Obstacles, differences of opinion, and unexpected life circumstances inevitably crop up and put our relationships to the test.

    How to Stop Negative Self-Talk: Disrupting Negative Narratives

    No one is perfect,” “we all make mistakes,” “fall to get back up.” What do all of these sayings have in common? They remind us that life does not always go as planned, and mistakes are an inevitable and natural part of life. Many times we hold…

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    The Strength in Vulnerability: How to Improve Your Relationships By Letting Down Your Guard

    Love: Everyone wants to experience it, and yet many of us are also scared of it, because in order to truly be open to love, we must also allow ourselves to be vulnerable. What is vulnerability, and why does it terrify us?

    What’s the Difference Between a Psychotherapist, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Mental Health Counselor, Psychoanalyst, and Social Worker?

    Finding a therapist who’s a good fit with you and your needs is essential to the work you do in therapy. In your search for the right person, you might find therapists with varying strings of letters after their name, which can give you a better understanding of their training and the kind of therapy they offer.

    Self-Care on the Weekends

    Many of us are so invested in work or academics that we sometimes forget to take care of ourselves. Although there are various ways to practice self-care techniques throughout a busy work week, for many, the weekend is the best time to unwind.

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    5 Self-Help Books for Depression

    If you’re not quite ready to speak to a professional regarding depression, you don’t need to suffer in silence. We’re sharing 5 of our top self-help book recommendations for combating depression.

    6 Ways to Cope With Race-Based Trauma

    When people hear the word “trauma,” they often think of one single, dramatic, life-changing event or moment in time. Race-based trauma occurs much more insidiously, on a systemic level, and is experienced through both micro and macroaggressions.

    What to Expect During Your First Therapy Session

    Connecting with a therapist for the first time may seem overwhelming if you’re not sure what to expect. We’ve put together this quick guide on what the process looks like, so you can get the most out of your first therapy session.

    Relationships Reads: Compassionate Vs. Corrosive Communication

    Communication typically falls into two categories: Compassionate or Corrosive. Learn what these communication styles say about your relationship.

    5 Tips for Dealing With Imposter Syndrome

    Those suffering from imposter syndrome may live in fear that they’ll be “found out” and experience feelings of inadequacy despite their professional accomplishments.

    What Therapists for Young Adults Can Do to Ease Them Into Adulthood

    Many young adults may feel ashamed or obligated to speak about their struggles with a parent. Therapists for young adults can offer teenagers the chance to unload and speak about their issues with a professional who has an outside perspective on it all.

    5 Ways to Make Virtual Therapy Sessions More Comfortable

    Meeting with your therapist on a screen can feel different, and sometimes not as powerful, as meeting in person. Luckily, there are several ways we can bridge this gap to make virtual therapy feel more personal, focused, and private.

    How to Find Affordable Therapy in NYC: 3 Places to Look

    No one should feel alone because they simply can’t afford the proper mental health treatment. However, it can be difficult to find affordable therapy in NYC. We’re here to help.

    3 Tips to Help You Cope With Generalized Anxiety

    Generalized anxiety is treatable. Learn exercises that can help you manage your anxiety or reduce some of its symptoms.

    How Hidden Depression Hides in Plain Sight and What You Can Do to Identify It

    Dealing with depression can be difficult and even debilitating at times, so how do you know if someone is coping with hidden depression?

    Mindfulness for Anxiety: How Living in the Now Is the Best Medicine for Anxious Minds

    When you’re feeling anxious, mindfulness techniques can help combat troublesome symptoms. Learn how to personalize mindfulness for anxiety in a way that works best for you.

    How to Embrace Change

    Wanting things to go back to “normal,” also known as “the way things used to be,” is one of humankind’s most basic and universal tendencies. There’s comfort in the familiar, especially when you’re looking backwards.

    The LGBTQ Bill of Rights Protects LGBTQ Mental Health

    LGBTQ mental health is easily challenged by everyday situations and messages. The LGBTQ Bill of Rights is designed to empower you. Check it out now.

    The Minority Bill of Rights

    No matter your race or ethnic background, you have a birthright to feel safe, empowered, and respected in every circumstance, at all times.

    Why Some Couples Thrived During the Pandemic and Others Didn’t

    As a therapist, I often get an up-close look at how current events shape the everyday fabric of people’s lives. When the holidays close in, I talk clients through the joys and heartaches such seasons can bring.

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    The Stages of Trauma and Recovery

    Trauma occurs when an abnormal event overwhelms our ability to cope. It shocks, confuses, and can leave us in a fog. It can bring on feelings of intense anxiety and cause us to question our sense of reality.

    Quarantine Loneliness? Why Some People Are Missing Their Exes

    There are many reasons why people miss their exes right now. The most obvious being that feelings of loneliness and isolation are amplified in these times of social distancing.

    10 Practical Tips to Help You Cope with Coronavirus Stress

    Many people who may have never felt a need for mental health services are now struggling with increased anxiety, depression, and isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    5 Essential Spring Cleaning Tips for the Mind During Coronavirus

    Learn some practical tips you can use to clear the unnecessary and unhelpful clutter from your mind.

    7 Effective Relaxation Techniques to Manage Stress & Anxiety

    Relaxation techniques work by helping our body to manage the fight-or-flight response of our sympathetic nervous system.

    Remembering and Returning to Joy

    Many people think of joy as something that has to be searched for and attained, rather than something that is allowed and cultivated with intention.

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    How to Get the Most Out of Teletherapy

    Physical distance doesn’t have to mean emotional isolation. Teletherapy sessions allow you to stay connected to your therapist during social distancing.

    How to Cope with Strange Emotions in the Time of COVID-19

    Social distancing may lead to more elusive emotional experiences that appear unique to the current situation. Here’s how to cope with them.

    7 Self-Help Books for Healing Trauma

    If you’re not quite ready to speak to a professional regarding your traumatic experience, you don’t need to suffer in silence. We’re sharing 7 of our top self-help book recommendations for combating depression.

    The Impact of Addiction on Families and Loved Ones

    The Impact of Addiction on Families and Loved Ones

    When a family member is tackling addiction, the lives of all other family members are touched in significant ways. The family dynamics shift drastically, regardless of who in the family is the central point of addiction, be it a child, parent, or spouse. The ramifications are multifold, encompassing strained relationships, excessive worry, financial hardship, and a heightened risk of abuse.

    Enduring Active Trauma: Seeking Help Amid Crisis

    Enduring Active Trauma: Seeking Help Amid Crisis

    Our current models of diagnosing and treating trauma are mostly during the post-traumatic phase. Protecting people from post-traumatic symptoms is an important part of this work, and we can best do that if we intervene as soon as possible- and we can only intervene if someone is capable of seeing that they are living through active distress.

    What is psychedelic integration therapy and why is it important?

    People learn about the power of psychedelics and non-ordinary states of consciousness through many different avenues, but often come to the same question: How can psychedelics help improve my mental health? Read on to discover how this groundbreaking approach can help you navigate psychedelic experiences, providing support, healing, and integration for lasting personal growth.

    4 Transformative Ways Exercise Strengthens Mental Health

    Boundary setting is a keystone to a healthy relationship- do you struggle to set boundaries or follow boundaries set by others? Maybe you act clingy towards your partner. Maybe you spend too much time alone. You might constantly seek validation and approval, or you might tend to remain aloof and not dependent on anyone — even your partner. These behaviors all stem from people’s individual attachment style. Identifying your own attachment style may help you figure out (and solve) your problems with setting boundaries.

    How Does Attachment Style Impact Your Ability To Set Boundaries?

    How Does Attachment Style Impact Your Ability To Set Boundaries?

    Boundary setting is a keystone to a healthy relationship- do you struggle to set boundaries or follow boundaries set by others? Maybe you act clingy towards your partner. Maybe you spend too much time alone. You might constantly seek validation and approval, or you might tend to remain aloof and not dependent on anyone — even your partner. These behaviors all stem from people’s individual attachment style. Identifying your own attachment style may help you figure out (and solve) your problems with setting boundaries.

    How is ART different from EMDR?

    As a licensed psychotherapist who is trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and prioritizes trauma-informed care for my clients, I'm dedicated to helping people create meaningful change in their life in a way that feels safe for them. I specialize in working...

    The Benefits of Group Therapy After a Higher Level of Care

    Graduating from IOP or inpatient treatment can be exciting and scary at the same time. You’ve experienced a certain routine, structure, and support likely for several intensive weeks. Group therapy can be especially helpful if you’ve recently completed treatment and are looking for the next step in your mental health journey.

    35 Grounding Techniques for Upsetting Thoughts

    35 Grounding Techniques for Upsetting Thoughts

    How do you calm yourself down when you experience stress, anxiety, or dissociation? It’s common for interpersonal stressors to contribute to upsetting thoughts and increased anxieties. Understandably these may vary from person to person depending on a variety of...

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