Returning to school for the 20-21 school year is in full swing and the excitement behind the usual back-to-school shopping, preparation and celebrations will be a far cry from ordinary. I’m seriously concerned for not only the physical health and safety of our kids and teachers but also their mental health. Anxiety is at an […]

Anxiety, Children, Disorders, Emotional Health, Ideas, Inspiration, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Teenagers

August 11, 2020

Children Returning to School with Anxiety? There are programs that can help!

Life becomes easier to handle and more fulfilling once you accept this difficult truth: Anxiety doesn’t go away! There is no cure. It is a part of the human condition.  Sure, it might lie dormant for periods of time and give the illusion that it has left forever, but the moment something exacting triggers it, […]

Anxiety, Depression, Disorders

May 31, 2020

Accepting Anxiety

Mental illness has been around for decades, but it has only recently started to receive the attention and awareness it deserves. Though we are well on the way to a more aware, accepting culture, we still have a long way to go. As a licensed online therapist, I am privileged to dedicate my practice to […]

Disorders

May 10, 2017

15 Symptoms Of Borderline Personality Disorder

As a culture, we Americans tend to place our celebrities on high pedestals. We make it our business to know everything about our favorite celebrities’ business, and we are quick to believe the superficial judgments the media passes on those currently in the limelight. We often fail to recognize the heavy burdens that come from […]

Anxiety, Disorders

March 8, 2017

Ricky Williams: A Public Struggle With Social Anxiety Disorder

Have you noticed yourself feeling unusually gloomy, sad, unmotivated, blue, foggy, glum, tired, moody, or downright depressed during the last few months? Before you blame yourself, your family, your friends, or your job for your less-than-positive mood, take a moment to consider the impact of Seasonal Affective Disorder. What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder? Seasonal Affective […]

Depression, Disorders

February 2, 2017

Feeling SAD? 6 Quick Tips To Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder

For many years, mental illness has been surrounded by social stigma. Those with diagnosable mental illnesses often feel judged and ashamed to admit or discuss their challenges with others – sometimes not even their closest friends and family members. Fortunately, the balance is now beginning to tip. Increasing emphasis is being placed on understanding, accepting, […]

Disorders

February 2, 2016

Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

Have you experienced any of the following symptoms recently? Feeling “down” or “blue” Lack of motivation to do anything Feelings of depression (even if you’re generally a happy person) Weight Gain Low energy Feeling sluggish or fatigued Difficulty Sleeping   If any of these examples apply to you, it’s possible that you’ve been affected by […]

Depression, Disorders

January 8, 2016

5 Ways To Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder

Have you experienced any of the following symptoms recently? Feeling “down” or “blue” Lack of motivation to do anything Feelings of depression (even if you’re generally a happy person) Weight Gain Low energy Feeling sluggish or fatigued Difficulty Sleeping   If any of these examples apply to you, it’s possible that you’ve been affected by […]

Depression, Disorders

January 8, 2016

5 Ways To Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder