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

3 Self-Care Vacations to Take in the State of PA

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Published on: July 14, 2020

Self-care is so important but sometimes it is not as simple as quiet time or a good night’s sleep. Sometimes we need a self-care vacation, a place we can go reconnect with ourselves and get back on track with our health (both mentally and physically). You don’t need to travel far to find a self-care vacation that works for you. There are a lot of self-care destinations right here in Pennsylvania.    Here are a few that got our attention: 1.) Himalayan Institute Located less than three hours from Move Forward Counseling’s Landisville office and a short afternoon drive from… Continue Reading This Article

5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Online Therapy Session

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Published on: June 30, 2020

Since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, we have had to move therapy sessions from mostly in-person to strictly online, or telehealth. This is a change that we know can be challenging for some but there are ways to ensure you get the most out of a session.    Your mental health is extremely important and it doesn’t need to be put on hold during a pandemic, especially now that we are faced with a whole other slew of changes and challenges. Online therapy can be a great tool to get the support you need to feel your best.  … Continue Reading This Article

Pregnancy & Covid-19: Taking Care of Your Mental Health

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Published on: June 16, 2020

Pregnancy can stir up a lot of emotions, to begin with, and now amid the Covid-19 pandemic, there are even more concerns. Will my baby or myself get sick? Will we be ok? Is it safe to be in a hospital? Will my partner be able to be in the delivery room? What will it be like quarantined with a newborn?    Mental health is so important, especially when pregnant and beyond. And, changes in hormones don’t make it any easier to cope. What can you do to take care of yourself and your baby during these trying times?  Be… Continue Reading This Article

The Silver Linings of Quarantine

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Published on: June 2, 2020

We have spent a lot of time focusing on why quarantine is difficult. But, as hard as it has been, quarantine can also have a lot of benefits for your mental health. So, for a change, let’s focus on some of the silver linings of quarantine. That being said, it might be hard for you to be optimistic right now, and that is ok. Whatever you are feeling, your feelings are valid. There is no doubt that these are strange times. Besides having extra time to clean out your closets, what are some of the silver linings of quarantine? Learning… 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

How Do You Know When To Start Therapy?

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Published on: March 17, 2020

People have a lot of questions when it comes to therapy. When should I start? How do I know if it will help? Do I have to have a lot to talk about? Are my problems big enough? What will I have to do? Will people think I am crazy? How will it help?  These concerns are understandable. If you don’t know much about therapy, it can be difficult to know what to expect. It is different than when you schedule an oil change for your car, or even a regular doctor’s appointment. That tends to have some degree of… Continue Reading This Article