Athletes and Motherhood

These two websites were recently brought to my attention, and I found them to be very interesting.  It made me realize that I have never had a client who was a professional athlete but also a mother.  Is that a coincidence?  I had never really thought about that until now.  Turns out there are very

44 Positive Affirmations for People Struggling with Depression

Many clients in my practice report low self-confidence and/or low self-esteem as a part of their presenting concerns.  I often get asked the question, “what is the best way for me to build self-confidence and/or self-esteem?” and my answer is Positive Affirmations. A positive affirmation is a self-statement that emphasizes your strengths, values, and favorable

The Long Tail of Covid-19: Is the Us Healthcare System Ready for the Mental Health Crisis That Will Follow the Pandemic

In all the years that I have been practicing in the mental health field, I have never seen so many people reaching out for mental health services.  I am glad that people are asking for help, but what this means is that so many people are suffering from mental health issues as a result of

5 Tips for Being the Parent All Teens Would Love

Don’t we all want to be the parents our children want?!? Easier said than done, right?!?  There is no one right way to parent because every child has different needs when it comes to parents, but there are some common mistakes we make. Read the article below to see if you are making any of these common

6 Tips on How to Effectively Manage Worrisome Intrusive Thoughts

We ALL have intrusive thoughts, most of which tend to be worrisome in nature. If you do not feel as though you do, you probably do but just are not consciously aware of it. It is very important to pay attention to our thoughts because our thoughts affect how we feel which impacts our behavior

Ways in Which the Pandemic Is Negatively Affecting the Mental Health of Teens

This pandemic is having a negative affect on pretty much everyone around the world but kids and teens is a population that needs special attention on how the pandemic is affecting them. Specific ways in which kids and teens are being affected by the pandemic include: -More socially isolated -Inability to participate in after school

How to Be More Empathic and Be a Better Communicator

Good and effective communication can be very hard and can need a lot of practice for someone to be good at it.  There are a few simple things that you can do to be a better communicator.  For example, using “I” statements and stating how you think, feel, want, etc rather than using “You” statements. 

3 Ways To Sharpen Your Mental Skills

When it comes to sports or elite performance at any age, mental skills are required to perform at an optimal level. Here are some suggestions to help strengthen your mental skills: Use relaxation and breathing exercises- When there is a lot of pressure on you to perform and you get nervous or anxious, your muscles

How Does Your Partners Stress Affect You???

Do you fight with your partner?  Of you do!  We are all do!  Conflict is a natural part of any relationship.  But what happens to you, emotionally and physically, when you have an argument with you partner? A recent study found a link between a spouse’s stress, a couple’s conflict, and cortisol levels. This article

The Weight of Gold

“The Weight of Gold” is an HBO documentary that highlights several Olympic athletes and their mental health struggles specifically related to being an Olympic athlete. Even if you are not an Olympic, I am sure that there will be parts of this documentary which you can relate to.  It certainly is an interesting topic and

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