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...

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...

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...

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...