Anxiety

How Online Therapy Can Help New Moms

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Published on: August 18, 2020

Becoming a mom is exciting and beautiful but it is also full of changes, stress, and sleepless nights. Add to those stressors the isolation and fear that comes from living during a global pandemic, COVID-19, new moms are likely suffering now more than ever. There is a solution–online therapy can help new moms.  With as many as one in five new moms struggling with Postpartum Depression and/or Anxiety, it is crucial that all parents have access to the help they need. Online therapy can be a helpful tool to connect moms to licensed mental health professionals. 1.) Online Therapy is… Continue Reading This Article

How Can Online Therapy Help Anxiety?

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Published on: August 10, 2020

Feeling anxious occasionally is normal and can actually be beneficial sometimes (like right before you take a test), but chronic feelings of anxiety can severely impact quality of life and daily functioning. Whether you are newly anxious or have suffered from anxiety for a while, there is help—and you don’t even have to leave your house.  Since the start of COVID-19, counseling services have had to move to online rather than in-person, which understandably can stir up anxious feelings on its own. But, while it might feel a little different, online therapy can be just as beneficial in treating anxiety… Continue Reading This Article

How to Cope with the Unknown of the Coming Months

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Published on: May 15, 2020

These are difficult times and perhaps one of the most unsettling aspects is not knowing what the future holds surrounding the Coronavirus. When will we be able to go back to work? School? When will things go back to normal? What happens if I get sick or if this gets worse? Will we be able to afford bills next month? Will we be able to go on vacation this summer? What about in the fall? It is a lot of anxiety-inducing uncertainty. And, it is ok to not be ok with any of it. It is a natural human need to… Continue Reading This Article

Why It’s Ok to Not be ‘Embracing’ This Time

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Published on: May 4, 2020

We have all heard it a hundred times by now — “embrace this time at home.” We have been told the old “life is short” and “now is the time” to be making special memories with our kids, playing games, learning new languages, getting reacquainted with an old hobby. We have been encouraged to get all the things done that we haven’t had time to do—paint the house, fix that broken porch light, reorganize closets and clean out drawers.  But, we are also overwhelmed, anxious, trying to ward off depressive feelings, stressed, scared, financially-strapped, you name it. These times are… Continue Reading This Article

How to Help Your Child with the Disappointment of Having Everything Canceled

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Published on: March 31, 2020

Schools are closed and workplaces but that is not all — birthday parties, sports games, the school play, extracurricular activities, playdates, trips to visit family are all on hold for now. The major life alterations that have had to happen because of Covid-19 are disappointing both for parents and their children. How do you explain things to your children? How do you help your child through this mound of disappointment?  It is a difficult situation, to say the least. We have all dealt with the occasional snow day or telling our children they can’t attend a birthday party because of… Continue Reading This Article

Coping with Anxiety and Staying Connected During Covid-19

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These are days many of us never expected to see. We are in unprecedented/uncertain times. They feel a little crazy and surreal. Our lives are literally on hold while this Covid-19 global health emergency threatens our families, careers, our world as we know it. It is all very scary and can stir up a variety of uncomfortable feelings.  How do you cope when you haven’t been faced with anything like this before? How are you supposed to get through?  First things first—breathe. It is not all bad. Think about the positives in your life and then focus on taking things… Continue Reading This Article

Your Guide to Accessing Telehealth Services During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Published on: March 15, 2020

Our lives as we know it changed rapidly last week with the detection of the coronavirus in Pennsylvania. Now that the schools are closed and some counties are on quarantine, your options to continue or start mental health treatment may appear to be limited. But there is another way for people to continue to receive services, even while they are at home, and that is through online therapy or “telehealth.” Fortunately, another change happened this week that was a positive response by the insurance companies in light of the coronavirus — they lifted the barriers for healthcare providers to offer… Continue Reading This Article

Ending the Social Media Comparison Game

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Published on: March 4, 2020

Have you ever felt inadequate, unsuccessful, discouraged, or just plain bad about yourself after getting off social media? Maybe you don’t feel like you are enough. Maybe you feel like you aren’t doing as much as your friends or family. Or, maybe you are wondering why your relationships don’t look the same as others.  The rise of social media over the past decade has led to a culture of comparing and contrasting. We are so used to seeing the “successes” of others on the internet that we fear we aren’t living our best life. We are constantly questioning our life… Continue Reading This Article

What is your teen’s smartphone doing to their mental health?

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Published on: October 1, 2019

Smartphones weren’t a thing when I was a teenager. They didn’t exist yet. But, through the teen years I still dealt with the typical stuff—figuring out who I was compared to my friends, adjusting to hormones and body changes, and the dramas of my friends/boyfriends.  When I wanted to call my friends, I would use the house phone (where everyone could hear what I was saying). Social media wasn’t even created. When we left school, we actually left. The day’s drama, while still on our minds for a short while, was left at our lockers.  Nowadays almost every teen you… Continue Reading This Article

How can you help? Tips for parents of kids with depression/anxiety

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Published on: September 16, 2019

Anxiety disorders affect one in eight children, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. As a parent of a child who is struggling with anxiety or depression, it can be difficult to know how to help your child. You may feel defeated or like you are doing a bad job of parenting, when in fact anxiety and depression are NOT a result of bad parenting. You may also struggle with maintaining calm or patience with your child as you might not understand why they are reacting in a certain way. First of all, as the parent, you need… Continue Reading This Article