A Postpartum Therapist Shares Tips on Coping with Baby Blues During the Winter Months

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Published on: January 4, 2022

The cold, dark, and dreary months of winter can be hard for anyone struggling with depression but even more so for moms struggling postpartum with the “baby blues.”  Three out of four postpartum women will struggle with short-term mood swings, known as the “baby blues.” This is different than the longer-lasting, more severe postpartum depression which impacts 12% of new moms. The main difference between the baby blues and postpartum depression is how long depression feelings last and how intense those feelings are. If you think you may be struggling with postpartum depression, or you aren’t sure, don’t hesitate to… Continue Reading This Article

Is Online Therapy Right For Me?

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Published on: December 14, 2021

Online therapy has taken off the past couple of years, since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. It has created a whole new world of counseling and therapy, increasing accessibility for those who may have felt they didn’t have the means to attend therapy in person.  It has numerous benefits from being able to do it from anywhere with a viable internet connection, cutting down on travel time, increasing safety and comfort, and more. It has created another means for people to improve their mental health and participate in some much-needed self-care. But, how do you know if online therapy… Continue Reading This Article

What Not to Say to Someone with Depression

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Published on: October 19, 2021

It is hard to navigate support for someone with depression. You want the person to feel better and you don’t want to make things worse but you might not know how to approach them or what to say. Without even realizing it you might be tempted to say some things that are not helpful or are even hurtful. Before we go into what not to say to someone with depression we must talk about what depression is. When someone is depressed they aren’t just feeling sad or sorry for themselves, generally, they are impacted by a chemical/hormonal brain imbalance, faulty… Continue Reading This Article

Why You Should Be Taking Mental Health Days

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Published on: October 1, 2021

Your mental health is as critical as your physical health, some may even argue it is more critical depending on the situation, so why are we not taking mental health days? If you have a stomach bug or a migraine you probably aren’t thinking twice about calling into work. Yet, when we feel stressed, overwhelmed, exhausted, or burnt-out we keep on trucking, keep pushing through.  The thing is when we do that, when we keep pushing through our mental health struggles instead of taking the time to relieve them, we only compound what we are feeling, ultimately bringing us down… Continue Reading This Article

10 Suicide Warning Signs: What Should You Look For

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Published on: September 1, 2021

There is no better time than now to talk about the warning signs of suicide—September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is a leading cause of death, and sadly it is increasing. It is the second leading cause of death for people ages 10-34, the fourth leading cause among people ages 34-54, and the fifth leading cause among people ages 45-54. It impacts all ages, genders, and nationalities. Half the battle in preventing suicide is knowing what to look for. It can be easy in our busy lives to overlook warning signs, especially when we don’t know they are warning… Continue Reading This Article

How Counselors Keep Their Mental Health in Check

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Published on: May 3, 2021

Mental health professionals have bad days too. We have days where we feel like a rollercoaster of emotions. We often feel overwhelmed and struggle to “catch our breath.” We face emotional challenges just like the rest of the world. After all, we are human, and things happen.  This past year the need to focus on mental health has been more apparent than ever. Life threw us all quite a curveball, forcing us to change our lives in big ways—whether we wanted to or not. Even the most stable person had times of struggle during the Covid-19 pandemic.  As we enter… Continue Reading This Article

9 Things Women Who’ve Found Peace Believe

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Published on: February 3, 2021

These days it can feel like we, as women, are pulled in a million different directions at once — caregiver, housekeeper, cook, school teacher, taxi driver, house manager, career, etc. It is no surprise that we often feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and anxious. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There is a way to find peace in your life—it all comes down to your perception and the way you approach the day-to-day.  At Move Forward we have compiled a list of things women who have found internal peace believe. These are rules they follow in their lives to limit… 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