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Archive: January 2022

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 »

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 »

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 »

Practicing Mindfulness: A Personal Example From Dr. Lena Pearlman, LCSW

Posted on December 10, 2021

In early 2020, Dr. Lena Pearlman, LCSW, came out with “Stay Here: Your Personal Journal To Staying Present, Mindful & Grateful Every Day”. The journal is a culmination of the homework and overall process she has had with her patients in the therapeutic journey. Practicing mindfulness is essential, so I asked Lena about ways in Continue Reading »

Covid-19 Impact on Mental Health & The Signs of Anxiety/Depression + Coping Strategies

Posted on December 9, 2021

Covid-19, undoubtedly, has had a significant impact on mental health spanning across all demographics. It has been the focus of headlines, especially within the past few days, after the U.S. Surgeon General spoke just to the concerning extent and severity the pandemic has had on young people. Dr. Bryan Pearlman, EdD, LMSW is a Life Continue Reading »