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Tools, tips and ideas to support your mental health in between sessions. Dive into our latest content, below!

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by Andrea Juliano, LCAT, LPC, ATR-BC I first learned what Mindfulness was when I decided to attend a Mindfulness Meditation group in college for extra credit. Looking back, I can’t believe I made it that far without knowing what it means to be emotionally and physically present! I spent a lot of time in my […]

by Simone Dougherty, LPC Even if it feels like you are light years away from menopause, it’s essential to understand how your mental health is impacted by hormones if you have a uterus. In a culture that prioritizes youth, it can be scary and shameful to feel as though you are getting older. But growing […]

by Andrea Juliano, LCAT, LPC, ATR-BC What is art therapy? 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 […]

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 If you have an LGBTQ+ kid, you may be struggling with how to best support them. 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 […]

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 […]

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