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Why We Are Hard-Wired To Worry, and What We Can Do To Calm Down

Why We Are Hard-Wired To Worry, and What We Can Do To Calm Down A new season brings both hopes and anxieties. We want things to be better for ourselves and the people we love, but worry that they won’t be, and imagine some of the things that might stand in the way. More broadly, …

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Transforming Insecurity from Childhood Trauma

Transforming Insecurity from Childhood Trauma           6 weeks ago I took a major leap of faith and joined a therapy group for women of color with a focus on childhood trauma and insecurity. I’ve been in and out of individual therapy for the later part of my adult years, and participated …

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Housing Insecurity & Mental Health

Housing Insecurity & Mental Health           When I was entering my 2nd year of college, my parents decided to sell the home that our family lived in for 12 years. It was the longest running family residence we had in the history of our family’s existence. I recall my dad telling …

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Yes, CBT Can Help Reduce Anxiety in 10 Therapy Sessions

Yes, CBT Can Help Reduce Anxiety in 10 Therapy Sessions Anxiety is a common emotion that everyone experiences at some point in their lives. Over the last year, anxiety had increased by 20 percent, impacting millions of Americans. It can be caused by many things like work, school, or personal relationships. Oftentimes, people can work …

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The Advantages of Therapy from a Small Independent Agency

The Advantages of Therapy from a Small Independent Agency As in many things, from coffee shops to car lots, cosmetics stores to restaurants, we tend to feel a greater sense of comfort and familiarity with smaller, boutique, mom-and-pop businesses. But in today’s world we often have no choice but to deal with the large, the …

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Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month & Mental Health Awareness

Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month & Mental Health Awareness May marks the celebrations Asian Pacific lslander histories of Americans hailing from across the Asian continent and from the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. The U.S. Department of Labor defines AAPI as “A person with origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East …

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Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month May is designated as “Mental Health Awareness Month”, though like most proclamations, the awareness in question should be every month of the year. The desire is to raise awareness of the impact traumas have on our physical, emotional, and mental well-being, including children, families, and communities. Mental Health Month provides a valuable opportunity …

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Why We Need Inclusive Therapy

Why We Need Inclusive Mental Health Inclusive therapy is, simply put, the idea (and practice) that all people, regardless of their gender, abilities, orientation, age, minority status, religion….everyone…should have access to competent, quality mental health care. How a person identifies is an irrelevant consideration when we talk about inclusiveness. Those other issues may be what is discussed in therapy, …

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