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Finding Help for the Depressed Mom

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Published on: September 14, 2020

You are mom, dishwasher, cook, maid, taxi driver, school teacher, nurse, superhero, and you are struggling. Being a mom is hard enough, add depression to the mix and it can feel impossible. The good news is you don’t have to do this all alone. There is help for the depressed mom. No matter where you live in Pennsylvania (York, Gettysburg, Lancaster, Philadelphia, to name a few), online counseling services are available from the comfort of your home. In addition to online therapy, what else can a depressed mom and those who support her do? Remember You Are Not Alone Being depressed 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

5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Online Therapy Session

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Published on: June 30, 2020

Online therapy in Pennsylvania has become a necessary part of life. What can you expect? How can you prepare your space, and your mind, for the best possible outcomes in online therapy? 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 important! And, it doesn’t need to be put on hold during a pandemic. Especially right… 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 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

Meet Elizabeth (Lisa) O’Hara, LCSW

Published on: December 18, 2018

Meet Elizabeth (Lisa) O’Hara, LCSW, a new therapist at Move Forward Counseling, LLC: What inspired you to pursue a career as a therapist? I have always been interested in people and how they work. As a child, my friends would call me on the phone to tell me about their problems. My parents made me a sign that read “The doctor is in. Five cents please.” What is your favorite thing about being a therapist? Being a witness as people begin to understand that there are always reasons for behavior choices and if they can understand the reasons, changes can… Continue Reading This Article

Eating with Mental Health in Mind at the Holidays

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Published on: December 10, 2018

’Tis the season for eating. The holidays are in full swing and with them comes the parties, gift baskets, special treats, and creative drinks. We are often told to be careful to not overdo it on the sweets, the alcohol, and the fatty foods but the reason for that usually revolves around our waistlines. The food we put into our bodies can also have a big impact on our mental health—especially for depression and anxiety sufferers.  This holiday season, and everyday really, we should be mindful of what we are putting in our bodies and what it is doing for… Continue Reading This Article

How To Cope With the Reminder of a Loss of a Loved One at the Holidays

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Published on: November 26, 2018

The holidays have a way of bringing a wave of emotions surrounding lost loved ones. The reminder of them is strong as we are gathering with others we care about and noticing their absence. While these feelings might make you want to curl up in bed and pull the blankets over your head until the holiday season is over, doing that wouldn’t benefit anyone. Grief invites us to remember, not forget. While memories can be painful, transforming that grief into a way to honor and remember that person can help to ease your pain. For example, you could light a… Continue Reading This Article

How To Set Boundaries With Your Family at Thanksgiving

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Published on: November 14, 2018

Holidays are great for many reasons — they bring people together to connect over food and traditions. But, they are also a time for family drama, arguments, and stress. If you are one of those people that dreads family get-togethers for this very reason, then it is time to set some boundaries.  Your stomach doesn’t have to turn at the very thought of Thanksgiving dinner with your family, you should be dreaming of turkey and mashed potatoes instead. You are in charge of you and it is time you show your family exactly what you will tolerate. Dysfunction is something… Continue Reading This Article