Tools, tips and ideas to support your mental health in between sessions. Dive into our latest content, below!
by Andrea Juliano, LCAT, LPC, ATR-BC I’ve been asking and answering this question for many years! And art-making in a therapy setting can mean different things to different people. I like to think I’ve perfected my go-to answer when meeting someone new and getting the dreaded yet well-meaning question, “So, what do you do for […]
by Hannah Mcgrath, MA, MDiv, LPC What do therapists mean when they talk about your “inner child”? From my perspective, the inner child is the young, vulnerable part of you that carries scrapes and scars from growing up. I also see the inner child as the part of you that brings a capacity for tender […]
by Julia Johnston, LPCC, LICDC I will never forget March 2020 when Governor DeWine signed his executive order. The community mental health agency where I worked informed us we would be working from home until further notice. Each counselor received a laptop, and we were all sent home. Our patients were informed that their appointments […]
with Simone Dougherty, LPC Simone is one of our out-of-state providers at Therapy for Women, who specializes in working with the LGBTQ+ community. She joined us on the Therapy for Women Podcast to share how she coped as a parent after her children came out, as well as recommendations for parents or other family members […]
by Becca Adelberg, LPC Burnout is a hot-button word. But when we take a second to actually define it, do we really know what it means? Herbert Freudenberger defined burnout in 1974. He definied it as a “state of mental and physical exhaustion caused by one’s professional life.” His research was groundbreaking in discovering that […]
by Simone Dougherty, LPC Want to be a better ally but unsure where to start? Here are my best resources for you! Know the terminology. Language and culture are dynamic, and the queer community reflects these shifts. Take the word “queer,” for example. Once thought of as derogatory slang, most folks now embrace queer as […]
by Stephanie King, LPC Grief- what a ride. It’s not a ride that anyone asks to be on, but it’s something we will all experience in our lives to some degree. If you’re lucky, it won’t be until you are old and gray. My first experience with gut wrenching, life changing grief came 10 years […]
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 […]
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