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How to Choose the Best Psychiatrist/PNP?

When choosing a psychiatrist or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), it’s important to choose one that is right for you. It’s important to share your concerns. Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners can have different areas of expertise, so not all Psychiatrists/PNPs are right for you. Some psychiatrists and PNPs may not be comfortable with …

Does Trauma Cause ADHD?

1. What causes ADHD?  Many people think that ADHD is a result of trauma, but is it true? The answer is yes, but more for some people than others. The truth is that 90% of the time ADHD is not caused by trauma, but if the trauma is extreme enough, it can cause severe ADHD-like …

Trauma Resilience

Trauma Resilience Amid & Post Covid

Here is a video, we did on cultivating resilience during these shared trauma responses during COVID. Also, we’ll be reflecting on what childhood trauma does to the body, and ways to move through the trauma for a healing post-trauma life.

Mental Wellness during COVID Isolation

Mental Wellness During COVID Isolation

Maintaining Mental Wellness During Covid Isolation can be difficult. We are all experiencing a “collective trauma,” so it is important that we first recognize this. While we might be more adaptive to our environment now, there is still some grieving from loss of normalcy and routine that we may also be experiencing. Now that we have …

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Do I need Therapy?

Do I need a therapy…Or when should I see a Therapist? Everyone experiences periods of stress, sadness, grief and conflict, especially during this pandemic. When we experience these very normal emotions, it can be challenging to determine when it may actually be time to see a therapist, and when it is just a situational moment …

anti-racism resources

Anti-Racism Resources

Oppression is traumatic. Inequality is traumatic. Marginalization is traumatic. Discrimination is traumatic. Bullying is traumatic. Racism is traumatic. New research shows trauma caused by discrimination can create disturbances in the organization of the self mediated by shame. We put together some resources for how to do anti-racist work. Ibram X. Kendi’s Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive …

What happens in EMDR

What Happens in an EMDR Therapy Session?

What is an EMDR Therapy session? Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a safe trauma treatment to psychotherapy that has been practiced in the U.S. and around the world for the past 25 years. It integrates many successful elements of a range of therapeutic approaches, yet there are aspects of EMDR that are unique. In particular, …

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4 Strategies for Staying Calm Amid COVID-19

Staying Calm With Anti-anxiety Tips Amid COVID-19 Like you, we’re closely monitoring the quickly developing effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. I share your pain for the losses and massive disruption you have incurred over the past week; and will continue to incur as social distancing and closing mandates continue.  We put together 4 strategies …

Does Remote Therapy Work

Are you considering online, remote therapy? The internet has opened up new avenues for mental health treatment, but there are some pros and cons you should consider before you decide if e-therapy, also known as teletherapy, is right for you. A Good Option for Remote Areas Online or remote therapy offers access to mental health information …

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