Navigating Adolescence

The pre-teen and teen years can be difficult for both an adolescent and the adults who care about them.  Teenagers are experiencing physical changes, awakening to sexual interests, developing their own opinions, beliefs and identity, considering future plans, and navigating social interactions.  All of this may be occurring while also trying to balance [...]

Navigating Adolescence2020-08-02T20:14:19+00:00

Anxiety and the Uncertainty of Coronavirus

One of the only things that has been certain during this time of uncertainty as we face the Coronavirus pandemic is that all people experience anxiety to some degree. Not all anxiety is bad and some anxiety is normal in times of uncertainty. The good thing about normal anxiety is that it creates [...]

Anxiety and the Uncertainty of Coronavirus2020-08-02T19:27:23+00:00

Telehealth:  It’s Not Just FaceTime with Your Mental Health Provider

The presence of COVID-19 has brought changes to how we carry out so many aspects in our lives.  Schools transitioned to have students complete the school year from home.  We are confronted with considerations related to social distancing and the effectiveness of face masks.  Video chats connect us with friends and family.  Attendance [...]

Telehealth:  It’s Not Just FaceTime with Your Mental Health Provider2020-08-02T20:14:48+00:00

More Time Together, More Sibling Rivalry – Why Do They Fight? What Is A Parent To Do?

Secondary to COVID-19 “shelter at home” mandates and finishing the last couple months of school at home and online, and then the elimination of many organized summer activities such as summer camps and sports programs, family together time has been greater than usual. There are, of course, many bonuses for having family together [...]

More Time Together, More Sibling Rivalry – Why Do They Fight? What Is A Parent To Do?2020-08-02T19:26:55+00:00

What Is Adult ADHD and What Can I Do About It?

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is often thought of as a childhood illness, yet up to 70% of children with ADHD will have significant ADHD symptoms as an adult.  That is, at least 4.4% of adults will have prominent ADHD symptoms affecting their functioning. The true number may be up to double that amount.  [...]

What Is Adult ADHD and What Can I Do About It?2020-08-02T20:07:42+00:00

Battling Stigma in Mental Health to Access Treatment

Psychiatric disorders have a substantial impact in the United States. Up to 25% of all Americans have a diagnosable mental disorder. Up to half of all mental health disorders start before 14 years of age and three quarters by 24 years of age. It places a heavy burden on US society. Serious mental [...]

Battling Stigma in Mental Health to Access Treatment2020-08-02T20:08:59+00:00

One View of Spirituality and Mental Health

People are more than the sum of their parts. Various aspects of oneself might contribute to a sense of wholeness. These include, but are not limited to: physical, emotional, vocational, intellectual, relational, and spiritual. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, my role is to come alongside people in their journey to assist them in [...]

One View of Spirituality and Mental Health2020-08-02T20:15:13+00:00

Reducing the Stigma of Going to See a Mental Health Therapist – What are the Facts?

Many people remain confused about very basic facts and information regarding mental health concerns.  One important fact about mental illness is that it is not rare. Nearly every one of us is affected by mental health issues directly or indirectly. Another fact is that the majority of people who have mental health issues [...]

Reducing the Stigma of Going to See a Mental Health Therapist – What are the Facts?2020-08-02T19:29:58+00:00

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Men

Both males and females can develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with exposure to traumatic events.  This article is about PTSD and men, in particular.  PTSD affects up to 4% of all men in the United States. It is a very debilitating medical condition that negatively impacts men who experienced traumatic experiences. Rates of [...]

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Men2020-08-02T20:10:03+00:00

Navigating Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Insurance

Finding out weeks, even months after your Mental Health (MH) or Substance Use Disorder (SUD) appointment, that you have an outstanding balance because your insurance company is not in-network with your provider or that you have a deductible, can be a financial hardship. Knowing what your particular insurance plan covers ahead of time [...]

Navigating Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Insurance2020-08-02T20:18:11+00:00
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