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Understanding and Controlling Habits of Self-Sabotage

Understanding and Controlling Habits of Self-Sabotage

Have you ever bailed on a commitment to yourself? You make a pledge to lose weight, save money, or stop responding to texts from an ex, but every time you say you will, eventually you find yourself doing the opposite. What is Self-Sabotaging Behavior? This kind of...

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Talking to Kids about Scary World Events

Talking to Kids about Scary World Events

There’s no easy way to explain scary news or alarming world events to kids.  Whether it is a school shooting or an attack in one of our cities, parents/caregivers often feel at a loss of what to say to their children.  While every child has unique needs and...

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the theme of this year’s message is “Back to Basics.”  Even before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, millions of Americans were dealing with mental health conditions.  While generally, there has been an increase in cases...

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Does Marijuana Help or Harm Your Mental Health?

Does Marijuana Help or Harm Your Mental Health?

With the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana on the rise across the country, psychologists and scientists are speaking up about its effects on mental health. Does marijuana help ease anxiety and depression? The effect of marijuana on anxiety and depression...

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Using EMDR Therapy to Process Trauma

Using EMDR Therapy to Process Trauma

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a type of psychotherapy that was originally developed to help relieve the distress and anxiety associated with traumatic memories.  It is often used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder...

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Coping with Racial Injustice in America

Coping with Racial Injustice in America

America has long been polarized by systemic and cultural racism, since being built on a foundation of slavery and racial injustice. In the centuries that followed America’s origin, great movements, activists and leaders for civil rights have brought the country closer...

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How to Choose the Right Therapist For You

How to Choose the Right Therapist For You

You’ve decided it’s time to pursue therapy or counseling. Maybe you’re looking to gain insights into yourself, or work on improving your mental health. Maybe you want to learn how to make healthier choices, or to heal from past traumas.  Whatever your reason for...

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Managing Loneliness During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Managing Loneliness During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Humans are inherently social beings.  We are wired from birth to develop relationships and bond to others.  We enjoy being surrounded by our family and friends.  We look for opportunities to talk and share our feelings.  According to Psychology...

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Getting Through the Holidays with COVID-19

Getting Through the Holidays with COVID-19

For many American families, the holidays are anticipated year-round as a chance for friends and family to come together in celebration and gratitude. However, this year, with the COVID-19 pandemic still threatening the health and safety of people all over the world,...

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