Anxiety

Back-to-School Anxiety Tips for Teachers

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Published on: August 17, 2021

Back-to-school is an exciting time for teachers but this year you may be feeling more anxiety than year’s past. There is still so much uncertainty surrounding health protocols with the Covid-19 pandemic and quarantine requirements. If you didn’t teach in person last year you may also be struggling with how you are going to engage and help your students through this ever-changing time.  If you are a teacher who is also a parent you may be faced with other issues than your classroom—child care, helping your child through anxieties and fears, and making the right choices for your family.  Self-care,… Continue Reading This Article

Tips for Combating Back-to-School Anxiety

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Published on: August 1, 2021

With the start of the school year just a few weeks away you and/or your child may be feeling some back-to-school anxiety. This upcoming school year will again be different than past years bringing a whole flood of emotions. Not to mention, for those who spent all of last year at home learning, the transition back might be a bit challenging.  The underlying emotion of anxiety is uncertainty. And, boy have we had a lot of that these past many months. It is hard to know what things will look like come New Year’s or next Spring. What we do… Continue Reading This Article

How to Live a Simpler Life in Pennsylvania 

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Published on: July 13, 2021

Burnout has become a way of life in our society. We are constantly feeling stressed, bogged down, and overwhelmed. We are forgetful, plagued with anxiety over all the things, and struggling to be happy. What if you could live a simpler life in Pennsylvania?  Changing your life to be more simple can have several health benefits — reduced anxiety, slower aging, and stronger immunity (the less stressed we are the better our immune systems are). But, it can be difficult to get off the “hamster wheel,” as some would say, and get on with an easier existence.  Here are some tips… Continue Reading This Article

Why Decluttering is Good for Your Mental Health

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Published on: July 1, 2021

Have you ever looked at a space in your home and instantly felt anxious, stressed, or overwhelmed? Have you ever cleaned a room and felt relieved, calm, and more focused? This is the difference between a cluttered, messy space and an organized, cleaned space. Decluttering can have major benefits for your mental health.  When things are out of our control in our lives, often we feel anxious and overwhelmed. Cleaning and decluttering a space is a way of putting you back in control. It can be extremely cathartic and helpful for your mental wellbeing.  Some of the benefits of decluttering… Continue Reading This Article

Tips for Combating Post-Pandemic Anxiety

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Published on: June 1, 2021

As Pennsylvania, and the world, begins to re-open after over a year of being shut down it is an exciting, yet nerve-wracking time. It is no wonder that many of us are struggling with anxiety, grief, and uncertainty as things change—yet again. We have all just been through a traumatic event—the world as we knew it dramatically changed. Post-pandemic anxiety is very real. If you are nervous about returning to work after working from home, waking up earlier to face long commuting times into Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, or your Pennsylvania city, or attending obligatory social events like birthdays and weddings,… Continue Reading This Article

The Many Benefits of Taking a Walk in Pennsylvania

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Published on: April 5, 2021

Have you ever noticed how you feel after you take a walk? If you were stressed before you started moving, chances are you felt much better after. With National Walking Day coming up on April 7 and having just passed the start of Spring here in Pennsylvania, I thought it would be a great time to talk about the benefits of taking a walk.  Most of us know the typical reasons to take a walk— like reducing weight and improving heart health— but the act of walking can do so much more for our lives.  It calms the brain.  Simply… Continue Reading This Article

How Anxiety Isolates Your Teen in PA

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Published on: March 16, 2021

Anxiety can cause your teen to feel a lot of things — excessive worry, agitated, restless, fatigued, unable to concentrate, irritability, unable to sleep, fearful, and isolated. Anxious teens often feel lonely and alone. They fear what they are going through is unique to them—no one else is suffering through the same thing. We know this isn’t true (about 1 in 3 teens struggle with anxiety) but to them, they are the only one in their circle of friends or at their school that is up all night worrying.  Anxiety in and of itself causes the sufferer to want to… Continue Reading This Article

How to Prepare Your Space for Online Therapy in Pennsylvania

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Published on: January 5, 2021

With all that has been going on in the world, mental health is more important than ever. But, with counseling services moved primarily to online platforms how do you make sure you get the most out of your session? One of the most important things to consider, other than your internet connection, is where you do your session. You want to feel as comfortable as possible in the space you are in so that you can freely open up to your therapist. How can you prepare your space for online therapy in Pennsylvania?  1.) Choose a space you feel safe and… Continue Reading This Article

Why Should Busy Teens Choose Online Therapy in Pennsylvania?

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Published on: December 1, 2020

Online therapy might be a perfect choice for Pennsylvania teenagers in need of some extra guidance and support. For many teenagers, the idea of sitting in a therapist’s office talking face-to-face with a counselor isn’t particularly enticing. Let’s be honest, teenagers nowadays are much more comfortable in front of a phone, computer, or tablet. No parent wants to argue with their child about attending therapy. By doing sessions online from the comfort of their bedrooms (or any quiet space) your teen may be more willing. What are some other reasons busy teens should choose online therapy in PA? 1.) Teens… Continue Reading This Article

Is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy right for me?

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Published on: November 5, 2020

Chances are you have probably heard of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (or CBT for short) but you may not know what it is or what is involved. How do you know if CBT is the right approach for you? How do you know if you can benefit from this type of therapy? What is CBT? CBT is a therapeutic approach based on the belief that the way you think about things impacts your emotions and therefore your actions. For example, you think that no one likes you so you get nervous and feel bad when attending social events, leading you to avoid… Continue Reading This Article