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Archive: March 2022

Ways To Take Care of Your Mental Health (Thinking Outside The Box)!

Posted on March 28, 2022

Dr. Lena Pearlman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Director at Dr. Lena Pearlman & Associates. In between sessions, I asked her: What are some creative ways to take care of mental health? Build! Buy some wood and build something, like a birdhouse. It takes all of your thought process and brain power. Continue Reading »

Exposure Therapy: What Is It?

Posted on February 14, 2022

Defining Exposure Therapy: A Psychological Treatment utilized to assist people in confronting their fears.  Rationale: “When people are fearful of something, they tend to avoid the feared objects, activities or situations. Although this avoidance might help reduce feelings of fear in the short term, over the long term it can make the fear become even worse.” Continue Reading »

What Can Therapy Do For You?

Posted on January 28, 2022

Therapy has effectively helped millions of people. What, specifically, can therapy do for you? Retrieved from Healthline.com & Coe College 1.) Help improve communication skills 2.) Help you feel empowered 3.) Empower you to develop fresh insights about your life 4.) Learn how to make healthier choices 5.) Develop coping strategies to manage distress 6.) Continue Reading »

Anxiety: Symptoms, Interventions, & When To See A Mental Health Professional

Posted on January 27, 2022

Brief Overview: Anxiety can be thought of as, “A sense of uneasiness, nervousness, worry, fear, or dread of what’s about to happen or what might happen” (KidsHealth.org). Experiencing anxiety before and/or during a stressful event is normal – so many do. Symptoms (Mayo Clinic): Feeling nervous, restless or tense Having an increased heart rate Breathing Continue Reading »

Anger: Causes, Signs/Symptoms, and Interventions

Posted on January 24, 2022

To begin, it is important to know that anger is normal, and for the most part, healthy. The point of this article is to assist you when your anger may be getting to a point where it’s out of control, which can lead to a plethora of issues personally and professionally. Causes of Anger (Healthline.com): Continue Reading »

Mental Health-Oriented Apps To Check Out!

Posted on January 18, 2022

7 Summit Pathways says, “Your mental health – your psychological, emotional, and social well-being – impacts every area of your life. Having positive mental health allows you to effectively deal with the daily stressors of life, communicate well with others, make healthy decisions and live life to the fullest.” Every day, it is important that Continue Reading »

Sleep & Mental Health

Posted on January 7, 2022

You may be asking… What does sleep have to do with mental health? Well, thank you for asking! Sleep and mental health are, in fact, intertwined.  The Mental Health Foundation says, “We spend about a third of our lives asleep. Sleep is essential – It is as important to our bodies as eating, drinking and breathing, Continue Reading »

What Is Mental Health?

Posted on January 6, 2022

The CDC describes mental health as, “Our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood”. The World Health Organization says, Continue Reading »

Tips for Test Anxiety

Posted on January 4, 2022

Experiencing test anxiety? You’re not alone! Before delving into some tips, let us define test anxiety: “Test anxiety is a feeling of agitation and distress associated with test taking, which impacts your ability to study or perform on the test. Some anxiety is natural and helps to keep you mentally and physically alert, but too Continue Reading »

How To Start Your New Year Off Right!

Posted on December 27, 2021

2022 is right around the corner! Below, find ten tips on how to start your New Year off right — from Dr. Lena Pearlman, LCSW. 1.) Prioritize Yourself (put your mask on first) 2.) Find something to be grateful for every day. 3.) Take mindful breaths (one minute equals seven full breaths – do this Continue Reading »