Maturing Into Mental Health: Mental Health Challenges As We Get Older

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By: Trisha Chason, LGPC Trisha Chason, LGPC, works with the widest age-range of any clinician on our team, treating clients as young as 16 and into their 60s. She has a particular interest in helping people through major life transitions, … Continued

Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say: Stigma Around Mental Illness

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By: Cryssy Andrews, LCPC How often have you heard or said statements such as “That is really bugging my OCD,” “You’re so bipolar,” “I’m so depressed,” “I’d rather jump off a bridge,” etc.? Statements like these are often utilized in … Continued

Under Pressure: Teaching Kids to Deal With Stress In Life

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By: Yael Flam, LMSW You may have already asked your child “What’s stressing you out?” only for them to answer “Nothing, I’m fine.” We’ve all been there! You just want to know everything so you can always be there for … Continued

Burn Bright, Not Out: Navigating Burnout and Substance Use

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By: Brian Warner “Like substance abuse, burnout is an illness of immoderation.” Pascal Chabot, Global Burnout For only being about one hundred years old, the idea of a balanced life with manageable working hours and two days off every week … Continued

Healthcare Policies and Pandemics: How COVID-19 Complicated Access to Care

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By: Olivia Sinicropi The word “accessibility” can bring to mind different things. It could mean the ability to gain assistance in your education, or find a job where you can do your best work, or live in a place that … Continued

Feeling Anxious Yet? Long-Term Anxiety Through COVID-19

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By: Marie Collins, LCPC On March 16, 2020, in an effort to fight the rising rates of COVID-19 in Maryland, Governor Larry Hogan ordered the closure of almost all businesses where people might gather. Bars, restaurants, gyms, movie theaters, offices, … Continued

Let’s Get Physical: Touch Starvation in a COVID-Cautious World

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By: Brian Warner I had a job interview about two weeks before COVID shut everything down. The growing pandemic had been in the news more and more lately, but most stateside cases were in California or New York, so I … Continued

Positively Over It: Body Neutrality in a Positivity-Obsessed World

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By: Colette Shade, LMSW These days, body positivity is ubiquitous. Bodies that are fat and thin, young and old, multiracial, trans and gender nonconforming can be seen everywhere from popular social media accounts to magazine covers to advertisements for Dove … Continued

Stop In the Name of Love: Understanding Your Partner’s Boundaries

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By: Brian Warner In Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs, and a head with two faces. When the gods split them apart, each half could do nothing but want the other, constantly lost and searching … Continued

Escape the Cycle: Keeping Your Cool When Conflict Resolution Strategies Fail

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By: Brian Warner As much as therapy is about getting emotions and experiences off your chest, it can also be about learning skills to navigate those tough moments a little more deftly. Maybe you can name some skills to use … Continued