SELF CARE – How to Avoid Anxiety and Depression
Our whole country has gone through incredible stress in the last two years. We have dealt with Covid, inflation, high gas prices, political division, Supreme Court controversies, supply chain shortages and foreign wars. It’s no wonder that psychologists and other mental health workers have been inundated with people seeking therapy for anxiety, depression, trauma and…
PHOBIAS – What Can Psychologists Do?
Did you know that phobias are one of the most common mental health disorders in the U.S.? According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), approximately 18% of people have phobias, an overwhelming and debilitating fear of an object, place, situation, feeling or animal. This form of anxiety, along with the depression it can lead…
Emotions – Express Yourself
Emotions play a crucial role in every part of our lives; art, music, dance, relationships, politics, work, sports, – you name it. It makes sense that emotions also affect us psychologically, from anxiety and depression to trauma, to name a few. It is common for people going through extreme stress to actually tune out their…
How to Help when therapy is needed
Sometimes we see friends, relatives, or even coworkers emotionally struggling. And yet, we feel stuck; Should we mind our own business instead of getting nosy and intruding on someone else’s private life? Should we take responsibility to show caring and compassion in a way that may make a difference in someone’s life? The answer, if…
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How to become Depressed – or NOT
Who wants to be depressed? No one! But suppose you did? How would you go about it? Actually, it’s not that hard. Here’s how you would start: Eat loads of carbs. Avoid exercise. Don’t socialize. Drink to excess daily. Watch the news, 10 hours minimum. That should do it, for most of us. Not there yet?…