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Why We’re Doing New Year’s Resolutions All Wrong

Why We’re Doing New Year’s Resolutions All Wrong

Written By: Britt Young, M.A., LMFT If you’re like most of us, making a New Year’s Resolution comes automatically—but the work to actually DO the resolution? Well, that takes a lot of work! That could be because we’re doing it all wrong. Turns out, when we make...

You’re Ready for Therapy: Now What?

You’re Ready for Therapy: Now What?

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed, catalyzed, and underscored the need to address mental health concerns. We also know through platforms like TikTok, the news, and even movies and tv shows that seeking therapy is more accepted and is something to consider. Although we...

What is Psychiatric Medication Management?

What is Psychiatric Medication Management?

Many psychiatric disorders will require a two-pronged approach for successful treatment: medication combined with therapy or counseling. A psychiatrist can prescribe medication to help with anything from ADHD to anxiety to depression. Medication management is a vital...

Are We Too Fragile for Conflict?

Are We Too Fragile for Conflict?

I have to laugh at some of the new proposed laws popping up around the country - in one state, lawmakers are trying to outlaw swings at playgrounds because they're dangerous. In another, children were nearly banned without an adult because they could fall down stairs....

How Much of Your Happiness Do You Control?

How Much of Your Happiness Do You Control?

I've written a lot about happiness in the past - how to find it, how to keep it, and who has the most of it. But, I've rarely written about the happiness "breakdown." Until now. When I'm feeling down and wondering "why" my life circumstances are happening as they are,...

Who’s Your “Sphere of Influence”?

Who’s Your “Sphere of Influence”?

When clients come to me in distress about their relationships (which is nearly universal, whether I'm doing individual or couples therapy), one of my first "go-to" conversations is about his/her "sphere of influence." By that, I mean this: Who influences you? Who do...

Just Take a Second…

Just Take a Second…

Have you ever gotten so familiar with someone that you can read your partner's mood in a split-second? Turns out, there's actual science behind that. According to the latest research, it only takes about 2/100 of a second for us to register facial expressions and...

Trade-Up Or Trade-Down?

Trade-Up Or Trade-Down?

What better time than a new year to talk about problems?! Sure, it's not the most comfortable topic for most. But, I'm on a one-woman mission to change that. More specifically, it's important to note that we ALL have problems--some more than others, for sure. But, you...

When is it Time for Therapy?

When is it Time for Therapy?

In this digital age, it is impossible to avoid the messages of tragedy being broadcast every day. Tragedy related to weather, terrorism, violence, and more reinforce broad (and often misunderstood) concepts of Mental Illness. It is easy to believe that we’re either...

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Many Healthcare Workers Have Been in Need of Mental Health Services

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many healthcare workers have been in need of mental health services. Our highly-regarded centers offer a wide range of mental health services to all healthcare workers – schedule an appointment with one of our centers today.