Is Your Quest For Self-Awareness Harming You?

Is Your Quest for Self-Awareness Harming You? By Mark Travers, Ph.D. Many people turn to therapy when they begin to realize that too much information might not be such a good thing, especially when it comes to the self. They say: “I don’t remember the last time I felt issue-free. Am I crazy to care about my […]

2 Essential Tips for Anyone Feeling Drained and Depleted

2 Essential Tips for Anyone Feeling Drained and Depleted By Mark Travers, Ph.D. People often turn to therapy when they realize that they are not able to extend support to people in need anymore. They are riddled with questions like: “I haven’t felt satisfaction or relief in so long. Why does everything annoy me these […]

The Difference Between Stress and Anxiety — And How to Cope

The Difference Between Stress and Anxiety — And How to Cope By Alexandra Hayes Robinson “I’m so stressed!” It’s a phrase we mutter often, a knee-jerk reaction to a brief moment of chaos. It’s a tool for small talk, an alternative to chatting with colleagues about the weather. Sometimes we say “stressed” when what we […]

2 Self-Defeating Attitudes to Leave Behind

2 Self-Defeating Attitudes to Leave Behind by Mark Travers Ph.D. With the new year, many of us can pick out at least a few unhealthy thought processes, feelings, and behaviors that held us back in 2022. But it’s never too late to untangle an unhealthy cognitive loop or behavioral cycle. Here, I’ll talk about two […]

5 Ways to Practice Self-Care After a Loss

5 Ways to Practice Self-Care After a Loss by Kristin Meekhof Immediately after your loved one passes away or even weeks afterward, you may feel like you’re in a fog, and this is normal. Chances are you were busy with activities (i.e., planning a memorial gathering) which directed some of your attention away from your sorrow. […]

5 Ways to Start Talking With Your Teen About Mental Health Help

5 Ways to Start Talking With Your Teen About Mental Health Help by Douglas Newton M.D., M.P.H. It is well-documented that behavioral health concerns are on the rise among teenagers. The CDC released a study this year that showed more than a third of high-school students reported experiencing poor mental health. There’s no question that […]

6 Ways To Practice Gratitude When You’re Feeling Depressed

6 Ways to Practice Gratitude When You’re Feeling Depressed Medically reviewed by Bethany Juby, PsyD — By Hope Gillette If you’re experiencing depression, understanding how to be grateful has nothing to do with hiding how you’re feeling — and everything to do with helping improve the symptoms of depression. If you feel depressed, you may […]

How to Help Your Grieving Friend​

How to Help Your Grieving Friend By Jessica Fein “I don’t know what to do.” “I don’t want to bother them.” “I feel so awkward.” Sound familiar? Unless we’ve personally experienced grief- and sometimes even then—we often feel uncomfortable around grieving people. We tell ourselves they need space or that there are people who are […]

Things to Expect In Your First Therapy Session

Things to Expect In Your First Therapy Session Medically reviewed by N. Simay Gökbayrak, PhD — By Leah Campbell It takes a lot of strength to make that first therapy appointment, but now that you have, you might be wondering what it will involve. Scheduling your first therapy session requires resolve — to admit you […]

Dealing With Teen Emotions

Dealing with Teen Emotions Why Isn’t Outpatient Treatment Working? Written by Elizabeth Castrellón. As a clinical social worker, I have worked with many patients and families who ask why their outpatient treatment is not working. Is it that the psychiatrist/therapist is incompetent? Is their family member simply “not trying hard enough?” Often, the answer to […]