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emotion regulation adults

Emotion Regulation Skills: Adults Need Them Too!

Emotion Regulation Skills: Adults Need Them Too! Children and adolescents are not the only ones that are responsible for regulating their emotions.  As adults, we are particularly vulnerable to multiple catalysts for stress, overwhelm and distress.  There is a lot of pressure to balance and manage a multitude of demands and responsibilities- work tasks and

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emotion regulation part 2

Emotion Regulation (Part 2)

Emotion Regulation Skills Part 2: Children and Adolescents When we experience emotional dysregulation, as outlined as a problem to decrease according to dialectical behavior therapy, we have a difficult time in managing fast, intense mood changes and often experience the feeling of being out of control.  For children and adolescents, anger, shame, sadness, and anxiousness

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emotional regulation

Emotion Regulation

Emotion Regulation: What is It and How does it Affect Mental Health People have the capacity to feel a variety of emotions throughout a day and these emotions are triggered and intensified by the individual’s environment/sensory experience, thoughts/perceptions, and vulnerability factors.  Often when we are able to tolerate discomfort and remain in a stable emotional

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5 things to know about depression in women

5 Things to Know About Depression in Women

5 Things to Know About Depression in Women Being sad is a normal reaction to difficult times in life. But usually, the sadness goes away with a little time. Depression is different—it is a mood disorder that may cause severe symptoms that can affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities such as sleeping, eating, or working.

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7 things to know about the teen brain

7 Things to Know About the Teen Brain

7 Things to Know About the Teen Brain Did you know that big and important changes are happening in the brain during adolescence? Here are 7 things to know about the teen brain: 1. The brain reaches its biggest size in early adolescence. For girls, the brain reaches its biggest size around 11 years old. For boys, the brain reaches

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Self-Soothing

Self-Soothing Skills

Managing the Intensity of Our Emotions: Self-Soothing Skills by Lauren Fallat, MA LPC ATR-BC An effective way to reduce the intensity of our emotions- like when we are experiencing intense anger or impulsiveness- or to enhance our emotions- like when we are feeling numb or disconnected from how we are feeling- is by using self-soothing

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Change in Therapy Part II

Change in Therapy: Part II

Change in Therapy: Part II As mentioned in the previous post, individuals often decide to start therapy out of a desire to make a change or adapt to a change that has occurred in their lives.  It is not uncommon for some individuals to find themselves in therapy because they themselves do not believe that

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Change in Therapy

Change in Therapy: Part I

Change in Therapy: Part I by Lauren Fallat, MA LPC ATR-BC Have you ever experienced the challenge of having insight into a problem in your life or understand what needs to change in order to lead a more fulfilling life, but find it difficult to enact the change?  When we talk about ‘change’ in this

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Anxious Freshman

Freshman Anxiety

Anxious Fre Right about now we start receiving calls and requests for appointments for college students. Many will be for college freshman who are anxious about their upcoming move to campus for their first semester. Upperclassman will also come to therapy before returning to college. If last semester didn’t go well, they will be anxious

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Stress Management for Women

Stress Management for Women

Stress Management for Women Women have a lot of stress in their lives. They deal with the stress of taking care of their families, working outside the home, and managing their own time and resources. And that doesn’t even include the unique stresses that come with being a woman – like periods, hormonal changes, and

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Children, Grandchildren, & Family conflict

Children, Grandparents, & Family Conflict

Children, Grandparents, & Family Conflict Family conflict is difficult for everyone. But for children, family conflict can be overwhelming, confusing, and difficult for them to work through. Family conflict is also hard for grandparents. If there is conflict between them and their adult children, it can lead to separation from beloved grandchildren. Conflict between their

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Older Women's Issues

Older Women’s Issues

Older Women’s Issues | Psychotherapy There are many issues that face older women. Some of these issues are unique to women and some are faced by others. Older women often feel invisible and struggle with anxiety and depression. One issue is the loneliness and isolation that can come from not having a spouse or partner

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