Mindfulness Made Easy

By: Dr. Chi Nguyen Mindfulness is a buzzword these days, and is often referenced as a helpful tool to manage stress and anxiety. In fact, there is a strong body of research that supports its effectiveness in helping those suffering from anxiety, depression, and daily stress. A review of brain imaging studies shows that engagement...

What Is Social Anxiety Disorder? A Complete Guide

Studies have shown that 7% of Americans have had social anxiety at one point in their lives. The risk of long-term social anxiety disorder is about 13%. However, what is social anxiety disorder?  Whether you have felt discomfort at a party or nervousness on a date, it’s important to know what exactly it is you’re feeling. Read this guide to learn more about social anxiety disorder....

Is Depression a Disability: A Complete Guide

Is depression a disability? You or your loved one may be experiencing a negatively impacted life due to depression. If this is the case, it is time for you to get help.  Here’s a guide on depression to help you understand what depression is and how it may be considered a disability. Read on to...

Autism Evaluations for Children and Adults

By: Bridget Wieckowski, PsyD The process of receiving autism evaluations for children and adults can be intimidating. Most folks do not have previous experiences of being assessed for something as personal as their identity, and you may be very curious yet anxious about what exactly to expect from a psychological assessment. For parents of a...

Covid and Mental Health — Understanding Mental Health During 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 year have...

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. All you want to do is to help your child understand their worries. What is anxiety? Anxiety is actually an important emotion as it alerts...

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, but...

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 experience...

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...