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Archive: March 2022

How To Take Care Of Yourself In A Chaotic World

Posted on March 3, 2022

At times, such as now, this world can feel like a lot. For the past few years, we’ve lived in a pandemic. Looking abroad, but still very much impactful worldwide, the Ukraine-Russia war has been dominating the headlines. Throughout all these stressors, it is important to take care of yourself. Dr. Lena Pearlman, Licensed Clinical 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 »

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 »

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 »

Postpartum Depression: Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Treatments

Posted on December 16, 2021

“You are not alone,” says Dr. Lena Pearlman, LCSW, the clinical director at Dr. Lena Pearlman & Associates, a mental health therapy practice in Creve Coeur, Missouri. It is important to remind yourself of the message above: You are not alone. The Cleveland Clinic says, “As many as 50 to 75% of new mothers experience 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 »

Suicide: Risk Factors, Warning Signs, Protective Factors, and Resources

Posted on November 29, 2021

CDC says that, “In 2019, 12 million American adults seriously thought about suicide, 3.5 million made a plan, and 1.4 million attempted suicide”. According to the American Psychiatric Association, suicide is, “The 10th leading cause of death in the United States and the second leading cause of death (after accidents) for people aged 10 to Continue Reading »

Curious About Couples Counseling?

Posted on November 22, 2021

Bradley.edu says, “Counseling has become such a common activity for couples that about 44 percent of couples who get married today go to marriage counseling before they even tie the knot”. In relationships, couples counseling has proven to be tremendously effective for many. Are you curious about couples counseling? Perhaps, even considering it? Keep on reading! Continue Reading »