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.

photo of a woman holding her baby with postpartum anxiety

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 […]

ADHD doesn’t discriminate. It can affect both men and women, and many of the signs and symptoms are similar. But, women often face a few unique challenges when it comes to ADHD.  First, this disorder is often referred to as a “children’s condition,” not necessarily an adult one. It’s true that most people are diagnosed […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 that everyone struggles with […]

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 […]

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