Holidays With An Eating Disorder – Helpful Tips

Holidays With An Eating Disorder – Helpful Tips

People with eating disorders often find surviving the holiday season particularly challenging due to psychological, emotional, and social factors. The cumulative impact of these factors can contribute to a sense of overwhelm, making it uniquely tricky for individuals...
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

What is Sensorimotor Psychotherapy?  Sensorimotor psychotherapy is a type of therapy that focuses on the body’s reaction to thoughts and feelings. This type of therapy is mostly used for the treatment of trauma-related and developmental disorders, but it can also be...
Mindfulness in Art

Mindfulness in Art

Our blog previously discussed the neuroscience of creativity: how creativity can help regulate your nervous system, what flow is and how it works in our brains, and more. You can read all about it here! It is fascinating to understand those processes, but you may...
Dr. Amanda Parker, Buckhead Therapist

Dr. Amanda Parker, Buckhead Therapist

We are excited to continue our meet the team series. This interview features Buckhead based therapist Dr. Amanda Parker. What is your Role at Best Within You?  “I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at Best Within You.” What is your therapeutic approach? “Every individual’s...
Art Therapy For Trauma

Art Therapy For Trauma

At Best Within You Therapy and Wellness, we believe in the transformative power of art therapy for trauma. Trauma can leave deep emotional wounds stemming from past abuse, violence, or other distressing events. Trauma often lodges itself in the unconscious mind,...
Holistic Treatment From Eating Disorder Therapists

Holistic Treatment From Eating Disorder Therapists

Eating disorders many times benefit from a multi-disciplinary approach; there are both mental and physical aspects of eating disorders. Eating disorders have a large mental component, they are classified as mental health disorders, but they also involve the body....
Social Media Comparison and How it Impacts Us

Social Media Comparison and How it Impacts Us

Do you ever find yourself mindlessly scrolling through social media? Perhaps you reach that point where your thumbs are sore and your eyes are tired from the blue light. In this day and age, many of us have been there. Our phones and social media are an integral part...
Counseling For Anxiety

Counseling For Anxiety

Anxiety & Counseling For Anxiety Having anxiety can be an incredibly difficult and overwhelming experience. When it comes to anxiety there can be worry, physical symptoms, and racing thoughts. All of these symptoms can take a significant toll on one’s quality of...
Prediabetes and Diabetes and Carbohydrates 

Prediabetes and Diabetes and Carbohydrates 

In this blog post we will talk about diabetes and carbohydrates. I will explain the importance of carbohydrates in managing diabetes. I will also share some tips for managing both pre- diabetes and diabetes. Please note this blog post is not a substitute for medical...
Food, Stress, and The Autonomic Nervous System

Food, Stress, and The Autonomic Nervous System

Stress and food are two irrefutable parts of our lives. Food is our fuel and stress can occur as a result of anything from work to relationship troubles to simply deciding what to wear. Physical exercise, emotional triggers, and even thinking can be stress-inducing....
Mindful New Year’s Resolutions

Mindful New Year’s Resolutions

“New year, new me!” This is a phrase we all hear quite often throughout the first few weeks of a new year. The new year presents an opportunity to set new goals for ourselves: new year’s resolutions. Yet, we get to this point in the year, about a month in, and...
Types of Trauma and How to Cope With Trauma

Types of Trauma and How to Cope With Trauma

This blog post will be focused on what is trauma, the types of traumas and then ways to cope with trauma. Please know that this blog post is not a substitute for therapy. If you have experienced a trauma it is important to reach out for help. What is Trauma? Trauma is...
Tips For Body Image Issues At The Beach

Tips For Body Image Issues At The Beach

This blog post is focused on helping with body image issues at the beach. We will talk about factors that can cause anxiety about your body at the beach, as well as how to reduce negative feelings and thoughts about your body during vacations.  Body Image Issues At...
Body Checking: What It Is And How To Reduce It

Body Checking: What It Is And How To Reduce It

  This blog post is focused on body checking. I will define what body checking is, why we body check, why it is harmful, and how to reduce body checking. What is body checking? Body checking is the tendency to think about and check your appearance. Body checking...
Social Media To Improve Body Image

Social Media To Improve Body Image

We tend to think of social media as something that is bad for our body image. The truth is, depending on who you are following, engaging in social media can actually be helpful when it comes to how you view food and your body.  It is possible that social media can...
Why Working With A Dietitian Is Helpful

Why Working With A Dietitian Is Helpful

From coaches to trainers to influencers, there are many people who claim to know how to help people with food, diet, weight loss, and body image. Knowing who you are working with and their education is important in selecting the best provider for you. In this blog...
Social Media and Depression

Social Media and Depression

In our technological society, it is important to consider the effects that social media has on our mental health. Just over the past 5 years, social media usage has increased by more than 50 percent (Hunt et al., 2018). Many people rely on social media for...
Why Diets Don’t Work Long Term

Why Diets Don’t Work Long Term

In this article we will talk about what a diet is, why diets don’t work, how to spot a diet, and what to do instead of dieting. Our hope is that you will not do the latest diet this New Years after learning about why diets don’t work long term. What is a...
Depression Symptoms And When To Ask For Help

Depression Symptoms And When To Ask For Help

There are several different types of depressive disorders. For example, major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. When we use the term depression throughout this article, we will be talking about major depressive...

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