Setting Boundaries During COVID this Holiday Season

Covid-19 has challenged all of us to change and adapt amidst uncertainty. We are accustomed to conversation about the virus, working and/or learning from home, temperature checks and symptom questionnaires, never leaving home without a mask, physical distancing, and quarantining. In other words, ...

Mental Health Tip of the Day: Challenge unhealthy thoughts

When we believe that our emotions are a reality, we are victim to emotional reasoning. We disregard all evidence contrary to the thought/emotion we have as a result of this cognitive distortion. I feel that I am worthless; therefore, I must be worthless. I feel lonely; therefore, no one cares abo...

6 Things a Therapist Wants You to Know About Therapy

Just about anyone could benefit from talking to a therapist about relationship issues, worries, life changes, or setting goals. Therapy is not just for those with severe depression, anxiety, or other mental health challenges. As a therapist, here are six things I want you to know about therapy: ...

Mental Health Tip of the Day: Love from a distance

Loving from a distance is often vital to our mental health, especially when our relationships are unhealthy. Some (but not all) signs we may need distance: There are no boundaries in the relationship. We feel like we have no voice in the relationship. They physically or emotionally harm us. The o...

How to Cope in a Crisis

We all experience some form of adversity or trauma throughout our lives – the loss of a loved one, serious illness, separation and/or divorce, or currently, the global pandemic known as the Coronavirus (COVID-19), for example. In times like this, it is reasonable to feel overwhelmed, sad, or wo...

Mental Health Tip of the Day: A New Perspective On Anxiety

Do you know someone who experiences persistent and excessive anxiety that limits their growth and quality of life? Our Anxious Perspective Some believe the only way to overcome excessive worrying/anxiety is by shutting it off. Unfortunately, many people have a generally negative view of anxiety, ...