Struggling with negative body image? So many of us feel excited when we finally make it through the cold winter months and get to enjoy the sunshine that comes with summertime. While summer can be a fun time for us, it may trigger negative thoughts about the way we look. We live in a world that is saturated with images and messages that reinforce unrealistic beauty standards.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an effective, therapeutic method used to treat a variety of mental health disorders. It was originally developed in the 1980s to treat individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder. However, over time, DBT has been expanding to treat other conditions, such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and substance abuse.

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Anxiety is a common mental health condition that affects millions. For some adults, anxiety can appear at any moment. Excess caffeine, social events and pressures, or even dating can trigger the anxious feelings. Women, however, tend to feel worry more so than men. With regard to women’s health, hormonal changes play a significant role in anxiety symptoms.

Welcoming a new child into this world can be a time filled with excitement and joy. For new mothers, the postpartum period can bring a flood of emotions. While attention is given to postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety is another critical mental health condition that can affect new mothers. Recognizing the signs and symptoms is crucial for receiving timely support and treatment. Here are 6 common signs to look out for.

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Entering a new relationship can be an exhilarating experience filled with joy, excitement, and the promise of a deep connection. However, it can also bring out a significant amount of anxiety. New relationship anxiety is a common phenomenon that can stem from past experiences, fear of the unknown, or insecurities. Recognizing the signs of anxiety and learning effective strategies to manage it can help you move forward with confidence and build a healthy, fulfilling relationship.

Being a highly sensitive person can feel like both a blessing and a burden. On one hand, highly sensitive people are often empathetic, intuitive, and feel a deep connection with their emotions. On the other, they can be easily overwhelmed by sensory input, emotional stimuli, and the complexities of human interactions. Therapy can be a valuable resource, providing tools and strategies to navigate their unique challenges and harness their strengths.

The main sign and symptom of OCD checking is when an individual appears to be stuck in a behavior of repeatedly and repetitively checking something. They may also feel stuck in a need to constantly check something. These checks are forms of compulsions that can occur when anxiety is present due to any obsessions or unwanted thoughts.

Has your teen been struggling with their mental health? Are they experiencing moodiness, social struggles, school avoidance, or difficulty concentrating? Your teen does not need to have an official mental health diagnosis in order to benefit from therapy. Being able to support a teenager before they end up struggling with more complicated issues is a great time to get them into therapy. Conversely, if they are struggling with more serious symptoms like anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, substance use or eating struggles, we can also help!

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Do you struggle with dentist or doctor anxiety? Many of us have gotten out of the habit of seeing our dentists and doctors over the past year because of the pandemic. Many people experience anxiety about going to the dentist or doctor, but with the pandemic this has gotten even worse. Dentists are reporting that […]

by Sam Dalton, MSW, LCSW If you are thinking about setting New Year’s Resolutions, keep reading for some tips on how to make them work for you! As a therapist, the new year has become an interesting moment of both observation and reflection. In my observation, social media platforms become filled with a flurry of […]

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