Understanding Eating Disorders

Mind/Body Health: Heart Disease and Mental Health

Mind/Body Health: Heart Disease and Mental Health

You might think heart disease is linked only with physical activities — a lack of exercise, poor diet, smoking and excessive drinking. While these habits do heighten the risk of high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular problems,…

Free Play is Essential for Children’s Development

Free Play is Essential for Children’s Development

“Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” – Fred Rogers Free play is essential for a child’s healthy physical, social, cognitive and creative development! But what is free play? Free play is unstructured, child-initiated and spontaneous…

How Cancer Can Affect Mental Health

How Cancer Can Affect Mental Health
February 4 is World Cancer Day. Cancer can affect your mental health - according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the link between physical and mental health is two-fold. Not only are patients with a serious physical illness...

How Therapy Helps with Addiction Recovery

How Therapy Helps with Addiction Recovery
Therapy helps addiction recovery! Our culture supports people going to detox or rehab, thinking this is the cure. Really, it’s just one part of the process for some people. Addiction is a chronic disease that needs ongoing maintenance just like...

How Can We Help More People Get Treatment for Addiction?

How Can We Help More People Get Treatment for Addiction?

More than 20 million Americans are estimated to struggle with addiction to a drug or alcohol in any given year, yet only 10 percent seek treatment for their addiction according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. How…

10 Sleep Tips for New & Expectant Parents

10 Sleep Tips for New & Expectant Parents
Most parents are unprepared for the reality of how much your sleep changes after having a baby. Taking care of a newborn takes its toll on parents. “Sleep when the baby sleeps,” some experts say. While this is good advice, it...

10 Reasons Teletherapy Might Be Right for You

10 Reasons Teletherapy Might Be Right for You
Today’s technology makes it possible for us to do so many things remotely … shop for groceries, get dinner delivered, refill a prescription, even make a visit to urgent care. Like most other services in the past, a counseling appointment...

Mindfulness Made Easy

Mindfulness Made Easy

Practicing mindfulness doesn’t have to mean formal mediation and sitting still in a totally silent room! With the start of a new year, many of my clients talk about new ways to improve their emotional wellness in the upcoming year….

Seven Tips for a Happier, Healthier Life

Seven Tips for a Happier, Healthier Life

When making New Year’s resolutions, we tend to focus on big goals that we think will help us be happier and healthier. However, we often we have trouble succeeding with these goals, because they feel like punishment. It might seem…

Loving Kindness Calming Holiday Exercise

Loving Kindness Calming Holiday Exercise

Stress and anxiety can overwhelm us during the holidays to the point of consuming our minds and hearts, as well as affecting our bodies. One way to develop resiliency in the midst of holiday stress is to focus on a…