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Mental Health and COVID-19: How to Talk to Teens About it

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had an affect on the mental health of adults, children, and teenagers. Socialization with friends and peers has been limited because of the quarantine, causing many teenagers to feel isolated and withdrawn. Now that teenagers are returning to school, the affect of COVID-19 on their mental health is even more apparent. […]

9 Powerful Strategies to Combat Fatigue

Are you frequently exhausted? Fatigue and exhaustion can occur for many reasons. Here are a few ways to combat fatigue and how you can get back on track, body, mind and spirit.

Rest & Relaxation: Stress is one of the most prevalent causes of fatigue. We often react to chronic stress with a fight-flight-freeze response. […]

Preventing Isolation in a time of Social Distancing

 Loneliness During a Pandemic
Over the past few months, we’ve heard the term ‘social distancing’ and the importance of keeping a 6-foot distance from others, to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus. Many of us have practiced social distancing to keep ourselves, our families, and others safe. Some have had to adhere to social distancing […]

Try to Get Enough Sleep? : Glymphatic System

Actually, glia and lymphatic equal glymphatic, the name for the system in the brain that Dr. Maiken Nedergaard discovered in 2012. In contrast, we’ve known about the lymphatic system since the seventeenth century. The lymphatic system extends throughout the body. Most of the body’s organs remove dead cells and metabolic waste products using this system. […]

By |July 24th, 2020|Health and Wellness|0 Comments

What’s love got to do with it?: Love and Dopamine

How much do you think about the future? How much do you care about the future? Understanding a bit about how dopamine, one of the neurotransmitters in our brain, influences our behavior can help us understand our changing experience in a romantic relationship. In the book, The Molecule of More, authors Daniel Lieberman, M.D. and […]

Why Do We Procrastinate?

Nic Voge, Senior Associate Director of Princeton University’s McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning in NJ, describes procrastination in a different way than what is common. According to Voge, it’s not the familiar character flaw we know and loathe.

Procrastination is usually discussed as ‘self-sabotage’, a weakness, and shameful. In his Tedx talk, Voge invites his […]

Nurturing Resilience to Life Challenges

Counseling has historically focused on reducing emotional distress and limiting risk factors for optimal mental health. Resilience psychology is an example of a component of psychotherapy that promotes personal growth in response to adversity and trauma. With regard to the current viral pandemic, promoting resilience and nurturing resilience can be an effective way to help […]

By |July 6th, 2020|dbt, Psychotherapy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Losing a Loved One During COVID-19

There is no denying that we are living through an extremely challenging time in the midst of COVID-19. There are limits on socializing, activities, work, etc in addition to the normal everyday stressors. People are trying to embrace the ambiguity of it, but honestly… It seems like most people are struggling emotionally, psychologically, financially, just […]

Still Worried about the Coronavirus? 5 Steps for a Safe, Fun and Healthy Summer

If the novel coronavirus has reinforced anything, it’s the idea that there are things we can control, and things we can’t. While many eagerly await a vaccine or effective treatments, there are many actions you can take to strengthen your system’s defenses.

We already know about the recommendations by the CDC, and hopefully, you had a […]

Increasing Resiliency for Children During COVID-19

Back in March as our normal lives began to shut down and transition to quarantine some individuals came up with the idea that this might be a time to reinvent ourselves. Once the days stretched into weeks and then into months some of us struggled and continue to struggle with just getting through the day. […]

By |June 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments