Are you gearing back up for the new school year? Starting a new job with more responsibilities? A stay-at-home mom with 3 under 3? With all the excitement of starting new classes and meeting new people, stress can creep up on you or hit you all at once. Although studies show that a moderate amount of stress can protect you (like when you slam on your breaks to avoid an accident) or help motivate you (like writing a ten-page paper the night before it’s due; we’ve all been there!), prolonged or chronic stress can lead to serious consequences. These consequences can include heart disease, heart attack, strokes, sexual dysfunction, hair loss, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and that’s just to name a few!Read More
Lorena Malave, MA just joined our team and is currently accepting new clients.Read More
Emily Weis, LPC joined us in June and has openings for new clients!Read More
I often get the question, “What is psychotherapy?” In essence it’s similar to mental health counseling or talk therapy. What actually happens in the process of this type of therapy is often misunderstood. As a therapist, I frequently hear about feelings of shame and weakness associated with coming to psychotherapy. Here I hope to reduce the stigma attached to seeking mental health treatment by highlighting some of the many benefits of psychotherapy.Read More
The holiday season is a stressful time for so many reasons. Your crazy relatives, sleeping in your old bedroom again, all the food…you know what I mean. The key to surviving the holidays – nay I say, thriving through the holidays -- is to be like a Boy/Girl Scout – always prepared!
To help you prepare, I’ve created this list of tips you can use to survive any family interaction the holiday season can throw at you!Read More
Fleurish added a new clinician to our team in October. Lashenna West, LPC currently has openings in the evenings and on weekends.Read More
...and a free therapy calculator!
I may be biased, but I know that therapy is a really valuable resource to help people get through life’s challenges and to tackle mental illness. I also know that there is a gap between the large number of people who need therapy and the small number of affordable ways to get it. A number of things contribute to this gap...Read More
...a quick note on suicide awareness
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) designates September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. You may be thinking at this point, “That’s great Erin, but it’s not September anymore,” and you’d be right. I wanted to get on the bandwagon last month, but schedules don’t always go as planned, so here is my September blog post delivered to you in October.Read More
...and other lies depression tells you.
Last month I wrote a blog post about coping skills. I outlined what they are and gave you some basic ones to help you get started in building your “toolkit.” It’s not lost on me; however, that as necessary as coping skills are, the ones I gave you sometimes just don’t cut it. So today I’m presenting some different, more nuanced coping skills for one particular situation: depression.Read More
Have you been hearing a lot about “coping skills” lately? I know I have… but one thing I’ve noticed missing from the “coping skills” conversation is a clear definition of what they actually are! In this article I talk about what coping skills are, why they help, and how to build more. Check it out and let me know what your go-to coping skills are!Read More
Wondering how to pick a therapist out of the sea of faces online? Here are some tips for what TO do and what NOT TO do.Read More