Treatment does not stop at your visit, here are some resources tools  to help you on your journey to wellness.

MARCH: Does your physical health affect your mental health

 

Recent research has demonstrated that mental and physical health is fundamentally linked. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”  Read more...

FEBRUARY: Healthy Relationships

 

Honesty is essential to a healthy relationship. The importance of letting someone know how you feel means presenting issues that might be uncomfortable or cause the other to be defensive. Both parties should acknowledge the hurt and then respond in a caring way. This is not always a reality, but we need to work towards being able to communicate in a way that is empowering to ourselves, and in a way, that indicates that we are equally important.  Read more...

JANUARY: New Year New Goals!

 

When you set goals for yourself, it is important that they motivate you: this means making sure that they are important to you, and that there is value in achieving them. Read more...

APRIL: Did you know that stress is vital to survival?

 

According to the National Institute of Mental Health:

“ Stress can motivate people to prepare or perform , like when they need to take a test or interview for a new job. Stress can even be life-saving in some situations. In response to danger, your body prepares to face a threat or flee to safety. In these situations, your pulse quickens, you breathe faster, your muscles tense, your brain uses more oxygen and increases activity—all functions aimed at survival”.  read more...

JUNE: Summer Wellness

Summertime evokes pleasant childhood memories for many of us- riding bikes around the neighborhood, hearing the jingling of the ice cream truck, running under sprinklers, cannonballing into a pool, playing outside until the streetlights turn on.

 

Then we grow up and start “adulting”. Though we can be grateful we aren’t shoveling snow and it’s not dark at 4 pm, there are stressors associated with summer for many of us. read more here...

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May: Let's talk about the stigma behind Mental Health

When clients begin therapy, they sometimes tell me that they were not sure they would come because they did not want people to think they were “crazy” or that therapy is only for people who are mentally ill. I always tell them that they the sane ones for getting themselves in to see a professional and to seek help for whatever it is they are struggling with. Read more....