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...
Tips For When You Feel Too Busy To Eat

Tips For When You Feel Too Busy To Eat

Fueling our bodies is important for our mental and physical health. Food gives us the energy to live each day to our fullest potential. Despite knowing its importance, it may feel challenging to make time to eat with a busy schedule. You may find that the day has...
What is Social Anxiety & What Can Help

What is Social Anxiety & What Can Help

What is social anxiety disorder (SAD)? Everyone experiences shyness and fear in social settings from time to time, but social anxiety is more than just shyness or being an introvert. It is also normal to feel nervous before important social situations or in an...
Five Benefits of yoga for mental health

Five Benefits of yoga for mental health

Although you may be aware of the physical benefits that yoga offers, you may be less familiar with the benefits of yoga for mental health. Before outlining how yoga can improve your mental health, it should be of note yoga is an individual journey that is open to all...
Your First Therapy Session – What To Expect

Your First Therapy Session – What To Expect

First therapy session: Getting to know each other  It’s important to note that your first therapy session will look very different from ones after it. The first therapy appointment is all about getting to know each other, why you’re seeking therapy, and a plan to move...
Grounding Techniques for Trauma

Grounding Techniques for Trauma

Trauma and Traumatic Experiences It is very common to experience trauma. There are also many different types of trauma that someone can experience. When we think of trauma most of us think of something incredibly violent like a war or rape. Trauma actually can come in...
Therapist Approved Exercises For Anxiety Relief 

Therapist Approved Exercises For Anxiety Relief 

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in America, affecting about 40 million American adults each year. Despite being prevalent in almost 20% of the adult population, only around 37% of...
Gym anxiety: what it is and how to overcome it 

Gym anxiety: what it is and how to overcome it 

The first time several of us at our psychology practice stepped foot into a gym, we put one foot into the weight room, looked around, and walked right out. We know we’re not the only ones.    We’ve all felt anxious at the gym at some point. Those feelings of shame and...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Anxiety

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Anxiety

As the field of psychology is ever evolving, more and more therapeutic approaches are emerging. Cognitive behavioral therapy is one type of psychological treatment and therapy approach that originated in the 1960s and is still widely used today. Given how effective it...