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5 Tips on Managing Emotions During Pregnancy and Beyond
Emotional changes are to be expected in the prenatal, perinatal and postnatal time. During pregnancy we are often so focused on our physical health including caring for our bodies and the mechanics of pregnancy, labor and delivery that we forget to focus on our emotional well being. This...
Postpartum Depression and Anxiety- You’re Not Alone.
Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Many expect that after giving birth a new mom should feel overjoyed, as this is the happiest time in their lives. But what happens this isn’t the case? What happens when a new mom secretly asks herself, “Why don’t I feel like holding my baby?”...
EMDR Therapy: What is it and is it for me?
Perhaps you’ve heard the buzz about EMDR but don’t know quite what it is. Perhaps you’ve never heard about it but you’re seeking something…, anything to help you deal with your past hurts. EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing. Well that was a mouthful! EMDR Therapy is a...
The Lasting Effects of Trauma
The Lasting Effects of Trauma Today while scrolling through Facebook, where I read most of my human interest news, I read an appalling story of a young 6 year old boy who was kidnapped by….wait for it… his OWN FAMILY! His mother and grandmother apparently gave consent for...
The Importance of Fun
As I sat at the park today watching my kids play in the water it suddenly occurred to me how important it is to have fun. I saw a longstanding client today who after a year of battling with depression and suicidal thoughts finally came to the realization that...
Overcoming Negative Thoughts
Recently, one of my friends experienced a significant tragedy. Afterward, I would wake in the morning and the thoughts would immediately rush to my mind. Throughout my day, various things would trigger the thoughts of tragedy and accompanying emotions. My perception of the world had been altered. What I noticed...
Healing From Old Wounds
When trauma occurs, it is rarely anticipated. Living with the aftermath can be just as difficult as the initial experience. Most of us recognize what major traumatic events look like, for example experiencing a natural disaster, fire, car accident, assault or robbery or childhood abuse, but we may not...
How to Get the Most of Your Therapy
Come with an agenda When we go to the doctor we know our time with them is limited. Knowing this, most of us plan to ask specific questions to get what we need from the appointment. The same should apply to therapy. To get the most of your time,...