Mental Health in the Covid-19 Pandemic

by Dr. Diana Samardzic The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging on many different levels – mental health is one area that has been drastically impacted for many individuals. Nearly a third of Americans experienced signs of anxiety and depression in 2020, which is almost double the rate of the year before.  Studies over the past...

Creative ways to help your child understand their worries 

By Jenna Del Valle, Ph.D. Having a child struggle with anxiety can be hard to watch. And finding ways to help them cope and express their needs can be frustrating. What is anxiety? Anxiety is actually an important emotion as it alerts the brain and body to a possible threat to our survival and can...

Understanding Grief and Loss

by Russell Floyd, Psy.D.   Throughout our lives, it is inevitable we will experience loss in some way that will lead to us going through a grieving process. The common misconception is that grief is only experienced in the face of extreme, life-altering losses, i.e., the death of a loved one or a traumatic experience,...

Stress Management Tips

by Chi Nguyen, Ph.D.   Stress is a natural reaction to life experiences, but when not managed it can become a significant factor in many mental health and physical health concerns, including: anxiety, depression, heart disease, insomnia, and compromised immune system. Both your mind and body can get exhausted by the chronic stress that you...

What Are the Most Common Types of Trauma?

Did you know there are different types of trauma including acute, chronic, and complex? Find out more about common types of trauma types below. Approximately 70 percent of Americans have experienced trauma within their lifetime. That’s about 224 million American people who have experienced trauma. Trauma comes in many shapes and forms. There is no one...

Depression vs. Sadness: The Differences Explained

It can be challenging to understand the differences between depression vs. sadness. Find out more about the similarities and differences below. Depression is one of the most common mental health issues in the world. According to data from the World Health Organization, depression affects roughly 264 million people. And though it’s common to feel down from...

4 Simple Mental Health and Wellness Tips

Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Like there’s so much going on in your life that you don’t have time to look after your mental health and wellness? If you feel that way, you’re not alone. Still, self-care is an integral part of your well-being, and learning how to take care of yourself can improve every...

The Different Types of Stress Explained

If you are experiencing increased stress over the course of the past few months, you are certainly not alone. Americans have reported record amounts of stress in 2020, as finances, social life, and family relationships are placed under increasing strain. Understanding and managing the causes and symptoms of stress requires a recognition of the different types of...

The 5 Styles of Thinking, Explained

Do you find yourself thinking about the way you think? Learn about 5 unique styles of thinking to further understand how your brain works below. We may not always be aware of it, but our brains have particular ways of working. There are five styles of thinking, and it’s important to understand how they affect...

Healing From Childhood Trauma: How to Take the First Steps

Healing from childhood trauma is challenging, but not impossible. Learn how Uplift Psychology Group is here to help you take the first steps. “I shouldn’t be struggling with this.” “It was a long time ago, and it shouldn’t affect me anymore.” “It was my fault for letting them treat me like that.” Sound familiar? If...