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by Erika Pranzo, LPC Let’s talk about summer body image. Finally, it’s over 70 degrees in Philly. It’s time to open the windows, feel the sun on your skin, wear sundresses, and hate every picture you take. Stop right there- not this year!! Our mental health often improves as the temperature gets warmer and the […]
by Elaine Jackson, LCPC You may have recently heard the phrase ‘everyone’s a little ADHD.’ With the explosion of social media platforms, it seems that people are more prone to self-diagnosing these issues. So if you find yourself questioning, ‘Wait…do I have ADHD?’ Well, maybe! And you’re not alone in that question. However, the idea […]
by Julie Belling, LCSW The changing of the seasons is always very symbolic: nature blooming, the warmth of the sun, and animals waking from hibernation. Springtime is my absolute favorite in Philadelphia. I love seeing the city bustling and the beautiful colors of the trees and flowers. This time of year can positively impact our […]
By Leah Wright, LCSW When new parents find out we are expecting, we often fantasize about the type of parent we want to become. We tend to put incredible pressure on ourselves to ensure our kids are happy and healthy. During the first year of our children’s lives especially, it’s common to struggle with comparing […]
By Melanie Greenberg, LCSW, M.Ed For the sake of this post, I am discussing the heteronormative, penis-vagina intercourse ideology of virginity and sex. Lately, with many of my clients, I’ve been relating experiences to my favorite problematic structure, The Patriarchy. I’ve referred to it as my party trick or my version of “Six degrees of […]
by Melanie Greenberg, LCSW, M.Ed Fitness has been a complicated piece of my life for a very long time. I played sports and danced as a kid, but theater took over in high school, and shortly after, so did my eating disorder. An adult in authority made an off-hand remark about the girls in the […]
by Melanie Greenberg, LCSW, M.Ed I remember the first time I used sex toys in front of a partner. I’d been using an old back massager since I was about 12 years old, discovering pretty young that it felt good (probably thanks to blurry images of the Spice channel I’d sneakily watched after begging to […]
by Becca Adleberg, LPC Ah, self-care routines. Did the image of someone with a clay face mask on and cucumbers for eyes appear in your mind? I think of a woman with her hair wrapped in a purple towel and an annoying, blissful smile on her face. There’s also tranquil spa music playing in the […]
by Leah Wright, LCSW The past two-and-a-half years have been an interesting journey for all of us. Our world shifted dramatically in March 2020, and we had to adjust to new norms beyond our control. If motherhood was also part of your equation, pandemic parenting probably felt (and may still feel) even more isolating, scary, […]
by Erika Pranzo, LPC “Fake it til you make it,” “sleep when you’re dead,” “power through it.” Growing up in the competitive dance world, phrases like these were the only ones I knew. That’s why, when I first stepped onto a yoga mat in early adulthood, the instructor’s words struck me. “just being here is […]
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