The Crucial Role of Self-Care During the Stressful Holiday Season

The holiday season, with its twinkling lights, festive decorations, and joyful gatherings, often paints a picture of warmth and merriment. However, beneath the surface of this seemingly idyllic scene lies a reality that many experience—the stress and chaos that accompany the holidays. Amidst the hustle and bustle of shopping, planning, and socializing, it becomes imperative…

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Improve Your Life with Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback, also known as EEG biofeedback or neurotherapy, is a non-invasive, evidence-based treatment approach. It involves the monitoring and self-regulation of brainwave activity to improve brain function. By utilizing real-time feedback of your brain’s activity, neurofeedback teaches your brain how to modify how fast or slow it fires. This, ultimately leads to enhancing your mental…

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Approaches to Manage Anxiety Naturally

Anxiety. I bet you can’t go a day without hearing someone talk about it. The National Institute of Health estimates over 30% of all adults will have difficulty managing anxiety at some point in their lives. I also bet you can’t go a day without feeling it at some point. Anxiety is that feeling of…

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Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD and Anxiety

Exposure and Response Prevention, or ERP, is a type of therapy to treat OCD and high levels of anxiety. ERP is known as the “gold standard” treatment for OCD because it trains the brain to realize that just because your brain recognizes something as a threat, does not mean it is a threat. According to…

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Play to Help Improve your Mood

Ever wonder what your therapists do when you’re not around? This day, I caught them playing! And as the head of the practice, I wholeheartedly support that! Why, you ask? Because play is an important part of good mental health!   Benefits of Play on Mental Wellness Burns Off Stress. Dot-com companies have known for…

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Gay Pride Month

Pride? June is the month in which the LGBTQ+ communities come together in pride to celebrate the advances of the movement. It also brings awareness to the obstacles that remain to achieve the ultimate goal of equality. Pride is about love, friendship, and comradery for members of the LGBTQ+ communities and their allies. Gay Pride…

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Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD

Exposure and Response Prevention, or ERP, is a type of therapy to treat OCD and high levels of anxiety. ERP is known as the “gold standard” treatment for OCD because it trains the brain to realize that just because your brain recognizes something as a threat, does not mean it is a threat. According to…

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Using Containment for Stress Management

Containment is an important stress management tool. This blog defines containment and provides several examples of how to apply this skill. What is Containment? Containment is stress management tool that uses mindful compartmentalization. It is finding the right balance between putting an issue away and intentionally bringing it to the forefront to examine or process.…

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Exercise to Improve your Mental Health

Clients often ask if there are non-medication routes they can take to help with their anxiety, depression, or other related disorders. While sometimes medication is absolutely necessary, we can sometimes make lifestyle changes that will suffice to improve our mental health or at least support and improve our outcome if we need medication, too. I…

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