5 Ways to Manage Stress When You’re Home for the Holidays

Commonly thought of as a joyful time of year, the holiday season is full of many wonderful events. Parties, exchanging gifts, decorating, baking, and other activities fill our calendars throughout the season. Returning home to visit family and friends is a common...

Therapy in Color

An increasing number of adults are handling stress by engaging with art. Specifically, art in the form of coloring books. But while some may consider this to be a temporary fad, the psychology behind it is much deeper. Neuroscience Ph.D. candidate Jordan Gaines Lewis...

Counseling: It Has Benefits

Many people wonder if counseling is for them. The fact of the matter is that it’s not for any one set of people in particular. Tracy Riley LCSW shares several reasons why therapy is beneficial for all. I’m personally involved with child and adolescent therapy, family...

The Beauty of Communication

In the Psychiatric Times, Dr. Stephen B. Levine wrote a beautiful piece that captures the complexities and nuances of the place of psychotherapy in the medical profession. Many professionals in the community routinely conflate terms such as “disorder” and “illness”....
3 Counseling Myths

3 Counseling Myths

There should be no stigma surrounding those experiencing mental or emotional distress– after all, almost 20% of adults suffer from some kind of mental disorder every year.  Unfortunately, the societal stigma surrounding this discussion (just look at the language!) may...