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Understanding Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Discovering effective coping mechanisms that you can use to handle challenging or uncontrollable experiences is one of the key components of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). This type of mindful psychotherapy allows you to focus on the present moment and... Read More

Nearly Three Years Later, How Has Covid Impacted the Mental Health of Children?

In mid March of 2020, the world faced the reckoning of the Covid-19 pandemic, as many countries, including the US, went on lockdown. Globally, mental health problems showed a marked increase among children and adolescents directly related to the Covid... Read More

5 Things to Know about Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy effective in the treatment of suicidal and self-destructive behaviors.  It focuses on providing coping skills as well as teaching clients how to change unhealthy behaviors.  Dialectical refers to combining... Read More

Trauma-Informed Workplaces and Schools: What You Need to Know

Trauma and distress contribute to serious mental health issues and can result from several events.  From sexual assault to racism and bias to harassment, these events are not limited to our personal lives. The introduction of trauma-informed workplaces and schools... Read More

Adults: How to Talk to Youth About Mental Health

Mental health is an important topic for people of all ages, but it can be especially challenging for adults to talk to youth about this subject. It’s critical for adults to create a strong connection with children and adolescents to... Read More

What Does “Sliding Scale” Mean When it Comes to Accessing Mental Health Care?

Cost can often be a barrier to accessing mental health care.  To provide therapy to uninsured Americans and people who have trouble affording it, many clinicians use a “sliding scale” to set their fees. The sliding scale bases fees on... Read More

What is EMDR, and How Does it Treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

The scope of mental health treatment is ever expansive and includes a diverse array of specialties and disciplines.  EMDR, or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, is one of those. It has become an acknowledged treatment since it was developed over... Read More

5 Coping Strategies to Get Through a Difficult Holiday Season

For many people, the holiday season is anything but joyous and exciting.  While everyone seems to be soaking in the warm feelings and good cheer of the season, you may end up with unwelcome and unwanted guests, such as stress... Read More

5 Ways Companies Are Providing Better Mental Health Care for Their Employees

In 2020, The Society For Human Resource Management (SHRM) reported that 61% of workers said their productivity was affected by their mental health, and 30% noted that their work environment contributed to their symptoms. Employers have taken note, with SHRM... Read More

The Clinical Explanation Behind The “Winter Blues”

Darker, colder days can lead to the “Winter Blues.”  While this general feeling of weariness and melancholy is not uncommon, for a small percentage of us, it goes beyond the odd Blue Monday or Blue Christmas. When your winter blues... Read More