Specialized Therapy Blog

­

Perfectionism: Beating Anxiety to Focus on Growth

What is perfectionism?

Perfectionism is seen as a positive trait that increases our chances for success.  However, people who strive for perfection set impossibly high standards for themselves and use outcomes to determine their self-worth.  When they fail to meet these high standards, they have the tendency to beat themselves up and question their self-esteem.  Those […]

By |February 26th, 2020|anxiety, change, Depression, self-esteem|0 Comments

Supporting Transgender Youth

Gender identity and expression are key elements to the way a child or teen perceives themselves and the world around them. For transgender children and teens, acceptance and support from family is essential.

Why is Familial Support Important for Transgender Youth?
Research has shown that support from family can reduce the risk of anxiety, depression, […]

Eight Reasons Why You Should Go To Therapy

When it feels like life has become unmanageable and you are powerless to make any meaningful changes in your life it may be time to seek therapy. Therapy is a great way to get in touch with your feelings and your authentic self. When your life is out of control, therapy can be the way […]

Six Ways Physical Activity Can Help Fight Overwhelming Emotions

Mental health practitioners routinely nurture modifications to thoughts and behaviors as a means of helping people manage overwhelming emotions. Recently though, clinical efforts have increased attention towards nurturing physical activity as a means of increasing resilience to overwhelming emotions. Listed below are six ways you can nurture your physical health which will also improve your […]

By |January 17th, 2020|dbt, emotions, Health and Wellness|0 Comments

Taking Care of Ourselves

In today’s society, people’s identities are shaped by how many hours they work or how few days they take off. In this paradigm, we lose sight of what really matters… Taking care of ourselves. We live to work instead of work to live. Now.. take a moment & think to yourself, Why do I usually […]

Sobriety and the Holidays: Tips for the Season

Staying sober can be especially difficult around the holiday season when there are so many events and parties. These kinds of situations can cause stress, triggering thoughts or urges to use substances. Sobriety becomes even more challenging when drugs or alcohol are present at these events. Getting through the holiday season may seem daunting, but […]

Winter Blues

It is getting to be that time of year again; the time of year when the days start getting shorter and colder. As the winter months bring about changes in the weather and our lifestyle, some people have a difficult time adjusting. The long, dark days may make it so that some of you may […]

Putting an End to Procrastination (no, don’t do it tomorrow)

Procrastination is a common issue. A myth about procrastination is that the procrastinator is just being lazy. Procrastination typically results from avoiding discomfort in our lives or avoiding difficult emotions or stress. One important step towards addressing procrastination is asking yourself what you think and feel about a task or chore you are avoiding. Here […]

Raising a Child: How to Achieve Success

If only there was a specific step by step guide that could help you along the way in raising a child. Well, why not? There’s a manual for everything else out there, and if not, you could always look it up online, right?

Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. However, there are two key factors that […]

By |November 22nd, 2019|children, Children and Families, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Self-Care Includes Saying ‘No’ When Needed

Think about the term ‘self-care’ for a moment. What kinds of thoughts come to mind? Perhaps self-pampering like taking a warm bath, getting a manicure, or snuggling under a blanket. Maybe you’re also thinking of self-care activities like taking a hike, going for a walk, or calling a friend.

Self-care can include all of these things, […]