How Stress and Anxiety Can Affect Your Children

Did you know that children make up about 22% of our population? Children are our future, and they bring joy to our lives. They’re new to life and require as much of our love and help as we can give them as they grow. Unfortunately, this means that negative influences in their development can have...

5 Signs That You Can Benefit From Couples Therapy

Did you know that post-pandemic divorce rates have increased? People noticed cracks in their relationships and sought a way out. If you would like to look into couples therapy, keep reading. In this guide, you’ll learn why people pursue couples therapy to keep their marriages thriving. A therapist can help you identify areas for growth...

Internal Family Systems: All Parts are Welcome Here

By Diana Samardzic, Psy.D. Have you heard the expression: “I can be my own worst enemy?”  I think we have all felt that way at one time or another.  The self-criticism and negative inner voice can be annoying, frustrating, and overwhelming at times.  According to the Internal Family Systems (IFS for short) model, believe it...

3 Types of Therapy Services to Improve Mental Wellness

Some people may be hesitant to seek therapy services, but sometimes, it can be the best thing for somebody.  In the United States, about 19.2% of adults had some type of mental health treatment in the past 12 months. This should signal that you are alone and if you feel like your mental health is not...

How Race Plays a Role in Therapy

How Race Plays a Role in Therapy by Anuja Patel, Psy.D.   When choosing a therapist, an individual may consider various factors, such as gender, age, specialty, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, race, etc. Whether it’s conscious or not, you might examine these factors to ensure your therapist understands you and won’t be judgmental of your...

What to Expect From a Couples Therapy Session

Too many preconceived notions exist regarding what many people think couples therapy is. These preconceived notions may give you an indication that finding a therapist is your last resort. You may think it isn’t going to solve anything and it will only turn out to be pointing out one another’s flaws.  What too many individuals...

Why Virtual Therapy Is Fast Becoming the Preferred Option for Patients

Did you know that out of 1,000 people surveyed, 91% of respondents believe more people should try online therapy? Virtual therapy can be a fantastic way to receive the same great care you’d find in-person, without some of the drawbacks that might keep you out of your therapist’s office. It’s easier, more affordable, and often...

What a Psychological Test Can Do For You

While almost one in five adults in the U.S. suffers from mental illness, not all are receiving professional help. Mental health disorders are often left untreated, especially in cases where a diagnosis was never made. Do you believe you might be suffering but haven’t received a diagnosis? Psychological tests can be a great way to find out...

How to Prepare for a Psych Assessment

Some of the most common questions people ask when starting an assessment are: How do I prepare for a psych assessment? Do I need to bring anything with me? Should I change anything about day-to-day life before doing testing? For kids: what if my child has school? Or for adults: what if I have work?...