HEALTH + SLEEP

Physical health and mental health often go hand in hand. If you are struggling with your physical health, studies show your mental health can be strained during this time as well. Read below for more information on health and sleep.

Women’s Health

  • Reproductive Concerns and Infertility
  • Abortion

Pregnancy

  • Postpartum and Prepartum Depression
  • Male Postpartum aka Sad Dad

Disordered Eating

  • Obesity and Weight Concerns
  • Eating Disorders

Long Term Illness

  • Alzheimer’s/Dementia
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Diabetes
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Chronic Pain

Sport Psychology

Sleep

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Gratitude and Giving Back at Work

It feels good to feel valued for not only the work that you do but for who you are as a person—to feel supported, encouraged, and inspired to become the best version of yourself.
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recovery

Different Paths of Recovery

There are different paths to recovery. Taking the first steps and finding a recovery path that works for you is the goal.
Blog Post October

Milieu Therapy

Check out Milieu Therapy—an approach where the social environment is incorporated as the therapy.
National Recovery month

October Is National Recovery Month

Living as an addict can feel lonely, and this does not need to define you. In fact, the term “addict” can be offensive, especially when you are struggling with substance use or relapse.
Healthy Choices

Making Healthy Drink Choices

Our drink choices are an important part of creating a healthy eating routine.Here are some helpful tips from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotions to help get you back on track with your choices in beverages.
What You Consume Affects You

What You Consume Affects You

Consider the last 24 hours of your day. When was your last meal, snack, or drink before you went to sleep? What did you eat? I’m curious to know the items, amounts, and how your body felt afterwards.
sleep-schedule

Getting Back on Track Series: Getting Sleep Back on Track

With the summer soon coming to an end, so comes a shift in schedules for many including students, educators, and those whose day-to-day routine will be changing. You may find yourself having less time for leisure activities with increased demands in responsibilities.
infusing joy

Infusing Joy

Wouldn’t the world be a better place if you were surrounded by positive energy that radiated to all those who came near its presence? Infusing lives with joy starts with each one of us. If you are hoping to experience more happiness, here are ways to INFUSE joy--
Diaphragmatic "Belly" Breathing

Diaphragmatic "Belly" Breathing

A basic yet effective self-soothing technique for anxiety and trauma-related responses is diaphragmatic-breathing. This technique is otherwise known as “belly breathing” due to engaging the diaphragm (a large muscle which is at the base of the lungs).
Healing from Collective, Historical, and Inter-generational Traumas

Healing from Collective, Historical, and Inter-generational Traumas

Seeking out the voices from individuals who research, work with, and live in marginalized, and underserved communities helps provide a model for healing from trauma that is more representative to needs of those who are impacted by collective, historical, and/or inter-generational trauma.
Trusting-Others

Why is it so Hard to Trust Others?

“I-don’t-trust-people”. When I hear this statement in therapy, oftentimes there are ruptures in relationships. Maybe you have been let down multiple times, feeling emotional or physical abandonment. Maybe no one has been there to show up consistently to support you when you needed them most so now you depend on yourself (and trust no one).

5 Ways to Practice Mental Health Resilience

Adversity is inevitable. The need to be loved is a part of the-human-condition, but there are also negative aspects of being human such pain and suffering. Seasons change, and so do people and their environments. Physical changes, developmental changes, transitions, and new phases of life.
Strategies to Take Care of Your Mind + Body

Strategies to Take Care of Your Mind + Body: Get Outside

Did you know that 20 minutes a day spent outside can provide some awesome health benefits?
Hormones and Your Mental Health

Mind + Body: Hormones

Since there is often overlap between mental health and medical symptoms, it is recommended to consult with medical and mental health professionals on options for care.
Post-Partum

Peripartum Depression

A new baby brings a lot of change. While change can be fun and exciting, it can also feel overwhelming. Arrival of a baby can trigger feelings of doubt as a parent and fear of being able to provide for the baby’s needs.
I'm Good

High Functioning Depression "I'm Good"

“How are you doing?” “Fine” “I’ve noticed a change recently.” “I’m good”. This is a rather typical response from those who seem to be functioning just fine. They go to work or school consistently, join in on social outing and appear to be successful in their accomplishments. They may use things like exercise, hobbies, substance use, or sex to cope.
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Destigmatize Seeking Professional Help for Your Kid as a Parent – You aren’t a Failure

Two out of three parents are saying that they are “extremely” or “very” worried about the mental health status in young people, according to a Harris poll. The youth-mental-health-crisis is a concern for most Americans, especially parents who are seeing a worsening their children’s mental health since the pandemic.
Eating Disorder Awareness

Eating Disorder Awareness

National Eating Disorders awareness week aims to educate about the realities of eating disorders. #SeeTheChange

Anxieties Around Meeting Needs

“My needs are not being met” is a common complaint in relationships. You may be experiencing loneliness due to lack of a fulfilling connections with a partner or family, friends, and/ or social connections. Perhaps you are not feeling respected or esteemed by others within your current role and feeling as though you are “not living up to your full potential”. While these needs are stressful, they are compounded when the foundational basics are not met.
Reindeer

Who needs a little extra tender loving care during the holiday season?

Can you think of something who is a bit “pricky”? Maybe their attitude is not very attractive. Perhaps they have been hurting, holding on to bitterness and in turn, pushing away family and friends. Try showing unconditional-positive-regard to demonstrate love and acceptance while also holding onto your own boundaries.

Journaling with CARE Counseling

Awareness of emotional and behavioral patterns is an important aspect for change. If you are not aware that there is a problem, why change? During the holiday season, you will most likely be observing behaviors of your family and friends and may begin to reflect more on how these experiences have shaped your sense of self.  
Creating a Calming Corner

Creating a Calming Corner

While calming corners can be used an alternative behavioral management strategy for children who are having difficulties with self-regulation, both children and adults can benefit from spending time in a calming corner when feeling one of more of the following:
Gabby Petito

Gabby Petito

Murder mysteries. Missing persons. Unsolved Cases. There is something that pulls us into these stories–the twists, turns, and plot changes. Finding out the truth can be shocking.