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Each year I put together an awareness calendar hoping to encourage people to volunteer to a charitable organization globally, nationally, or locally. In an effort to increase awareness and inspire acts of volunteering, I w...

Have you ever wondered why some things get worse before they get better? Take, for example, deciding that you’re going to get professional counseling to work on a potentially problematic behavior, like anxiety, and just when you commit to change, you notice that every...

July 31, 2019

When you think about the word “depression”, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Is it sadness? While this is one component, there are many other less obvious symptoms that may not initially register in your mind as signs of depression. According to the DSM-5, t...

Do you have a friend or family member who is convinced that the Earth is flat? Vaccines cause Autism? 9/11 was an inside job? Have you ever experienced the frustration of talking to them about it?

A conspiracy theory is an unfounded but deeply held belief that is accomp...

We can all relate to a sleepless night, but when it happens night after night it’s exhausting.  It’s hard to function when we’re sleep deprived. Unfortunately, sleep deprivation is what many of our teens are experiencing — and it’s affecting their ability to make good...

Starting therapy seems fairly straightforward, doesn’t it? Perhaps you notice you’ve been feeling more anxious after receiving a job promotion. Maybe you’re feeling lethargic and down following the end of a relationship. So, you decide you’ll pursue therapy. You figure...

I am often asked this question specifically related to Asperger syndrome no longer being considered a diagnosis. I’ve been asked, “Did Asperger syndrome just disappear?” No, it did not disappear – it was just renamed and reclassified. Individuals who had a diagnosis of...

The middle school experience is one of the most critical periods of psychological development. Adjustment difficulty in middle school is common and can have lasting impacts. In fact, the trauma of social rejection in middle school is one of the most common triggers of...

Are you contemplating seeking help for mental health concerns, but are not sure where to start? You are not alone. Identifying and selecting a treatment provider and type of mental health service can be an obstacle to receiving help. 

Before finding a provider...

Making self-care a priority.

As another year has come and gone, you may be sitting back reflecting on 2018 and thinking about how you want 2019 to look different. But are you making the same promises that you made last year at this time? Are you longing for contentment...

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