Children are often unable to articulate their feelings so they express difficult emotions through their behavior. If your child’s behavior is becoming more challenging to manage and you find yourself frustrated and increasingly angry, it is a good idea to seek professional help. Tantrums, acting out, defiance, and issues with school or friends are signs
Sleep problems are often transitory and come and go. But occasionally they are long lasting and can become chronic. Insomnia and depression tend to go hand in hand. Therapy can help you identify why is causing your sleep issues as well as provide working solutions to treat them. If you are having issues with sleep
Having a history of trauma or traumatic events can interfere with your ability to function and can cause impairments in sleep, relationships, work and career, and your life. Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), can interefere with your day to day life or it can sporadically affect you–seeming to come out of nowhere, triggering symptoms such
Nearly everyone has a family member or friend who has struggled with substance or alcohol abuse. Many have addiction issues and some have overdosed and died. No one thinks they will become addicted but maybe you find that you have or are worried that you will. It may have started in college, partying a little
Teens often come to therapy because they have asked to talk to someone. Some are brought to therapy by their parents who believe their teenager will benefit from having a professional to help them sort out their problems and better navigate their social and emotional worlds. Even the most reluctant teen will usually find some
Grief & loss in adulthood Grief is a natural emotion that we all experience after suffering a loss. The pandemic has brought grief to our lives in unprecedented ways. Beginning in 2020, many people lost loved ones, friends, jobs, homes, and more. The isolation caused by covid has changed the conventional ways we grieve. Loss
Relationship issues in adults Most couples experience relationship issues at some point in their relationship. Common problems we see in therapy are communication issues, infidelity, conflicts with family, dishonesty, fighting over unimportant things, anger that is unresolved, grudge holding, stone-walling, and more. Couples typically try hard to resolve their issues on their own, and often
Anger Management Training is very helpful for anyone who would like to learn to better manage their negative emotions and become less reactive. We also provide Court-Mandated Anger Management. If you have been ordered by the Court or advised by your attorney to seek Anger Management Training, it is important to comply with the Court
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) are perhaps the most over-diagnosed yet under-treated disorders in both children and adults. While medication is undeniably helpful to those who have an attention deficit disorder, medication by itself is not sufficient. Treatment that does not include psychotherapy can lead to an over-reliance on medication.
There are several types of burnout: Job burnout, relationship burnout, mental burnout, and compassion burnout are the ones most people have heard of. Many things can cause burnout–your job, care taking others, difficult relationships, and having long term issues you can’t seem to get past. Symptoms of burnout include: physical exhaustion, emotional fatigue, mind fog,
Issues with adjusting to college are common. While leaving home and living in a dorm can be very exciting, it can also be very challenging adjusting to college life. Making new friends and learning to live independently, while staying on top of the demands of their classes can create a lot of stress and anxiety.
Depression (adults) There are many kinds of depression–some very mild and transitory, while others are more serious and troublesome. Adults who are depressed are often unmotivated, have issues with sleep, have insomnia, feel down, lethargic, and sometimes angry. Weight gain or loss is not unusual. If you have been feeling down, not feeling yourself, or
Pandemic Related Issues The Pandemic has caused unprecedented upheaval, anxiety, and despair in the world. If you have not had it yourself, you very likely know someone who has. The disruption the pandemic has caused has impacted jobs, school, families, how we do basic things such as food shopping, and mental health. The ups and
People of all ages in the LGBTQ+ community have coming out stories. Some are incredibly inspiring, while others are painful and sad. All coming out stories are brave and courageous. We know that coming out is an incredibly important and emotional time. It’s a huge step towards proclaiming your identity and defining who you are.
Parents often come to therapy seeking advice and input on how to parent a difficult child, how to better manage their child’s behavior, what to do about their teen’s social media use, and even how to improve co-parenting with an ex. Parents of kids with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and other issues may benefit from
While being pregnant can bring a woman and her family much joy and anticipation, there are many women who experience difficulties with their pregnancies. Once their babies are born, many women are unprepared for the demands of recovering from childbirth and caring for their new born. Unlike what previous generations had, women today don’t have
Coming Out People of all ages in the LGBTQ+ community have coming out stories. Some are incredibly inspiring, while others are painful and sad. All coming out stories are brave and courageous. We know that coming out is an incredibly important and emotional time. It’s a huge step towards proclaiming your identity and defining who
Stress is part of life. But often, in our fast paced lives, you can find that chronic stress is wreaking havoc with your health. Symptoms include frequent headaches, high blood pressure (hypertension), trouble sleeping, always feeling on edge, and overall feeling overwhelmed and fatigued. You might be eating too much and/or eating the wrong things-which