Disorders

What is Mindfulness and How to Practice It?

by Melanie Brosnan, LCPC 5 Senses Mindfulness Meditation Have you ever felt anxious, overwhelmed, depressed, or simply out of sorts? All too often we find ourselves thinking of multiple things at a time, focusing on several different projects, trying to manage it all. However, this type of lifestyle can lead to extreme stress and burnout. […]

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How to Manage the Stress of Post-Pandemic Re-Openings

By Aida Kaewwilai, LPC, ALMFT Pandemic Stress. Do you find yourself feeling more stressed about reopenings than excited? Fear not, as there are steps to take in managing some of this stress. With the majority of people in the U.S. now receiving the COVID-19 vaccination, many businesses that have been closed are now finally reopening […]

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Creating a Manageable Work-Life Balance for Parents in Challenging Times

Melanie Brosnan, LCPC Work-Life Balance Imagine this scene: You awake from your already disrupted sleep by your crying infant to begin what seems like the umpteenth day of the work-childcare balancing act. You stumble out of bed to console your child, then wander into the kitchen to have a “healthy” breakfast of a granola bar […]

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The Pandemic: How to Manage Feelings of Loss and Grief

By Leanna Alonso, LSW Coping with Anxieties.​ Every individual on this planet has experienced the feeling of losing something or someone and having to grieve that loss – especially during the pandemic. It would be difficult to believe anyone who says he or she has had no feelings of anger, loneliness, isolation, anxiety, or sadness […]

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How to Manage Isolation and Loneliness in a Winter Pandemic

By Leanna Alonso, LSW Coping with Depression. The combination of the Covid-19 pandemic and dark wintery months means prolonged and extreme isolation for many. The resulting deep feelings of loneliness can put your mental health in danger. Here’s what you can do about it. First, I want to emphasize that feelings of loneliness and sadness, […]

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Challenge and Change Your Negative Thoughts

By Melanie Brosnan, LCPC Negative Thinking. Negative thinking is fairly common as all individuals will likely go through times of feeling sad, insecure, uncertain, or stressed. However, negative thinking, if not kept in check, can snowball into mental and physical health issues. How do you put a stop to negative thinking? In our counseling process, […]

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What Is Trauma and How We Can Help

By Melanie Brosnan, LCPC Overcoming Trauma. Experiencing trauma is undoubtedly scary and life-changing. It can cause someone to have overwhelming feelings of sadness, anger, confusion, guilt, and self-blame. The National Council for Behavioral Health reports more than two-thirds of Americans have experienced some type of trauma in their lives. Traumatic events can include: Physical abuse, […]

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