Anxiety & Depression

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Fact Check Your Feelings

By Krista Bassani, LPC Associate / May 9, 2022

If you could have a superpower, what would it be? I think most would say super strength or flying, maybe even invisibility. However, I would argue that possibly the most powerful superpower would be the ability to read minds. Hear me out. Think of a situation where you did not know what another person was […]

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Work-Related Depression

By Natalie Cinotto, LPC Associate / May 9, 2022

The average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime, which roughly equates to one-third of your life. In theory, work is supposed to be a place that can drive positive mental health. It gives us purpose, motivation, and, dare I say, satisfaction- when we achieve what we worked hard for.  However, work […]

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Talking About Mental Health

By Natalie Cinotto, LPC Associate / May 4, 2022

Mental health in America is a growing crisis. If you or someone you know struggles with problems associated with mental health and wellness, don’t let negative stigmas keep you from talking about it!  In the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) described an increase in the proportion of adults reporting recent symptoms of […]

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Calming the Storm

By Lu-Cheree De Jager, LPC Associate / March 31, 2022

Have you ever watched a storm chaser show on tv? A storm such as a tornado has something called an “eye” which represents the middle of the storm. The eye is a center point where the wind does not reach, the opposite of its surrounding walls – sometimes a glimpse of sunlight can be seen […]

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Are you really ‘fine’?

By Krista Bassani, LPC Associate / March 28, 2022

Picture This You snoozed your alarm and now you are 30 minutes late for work. You’re rushing around, trying to pull yourself together, and beginning your day off to a rough start. In your whirlwind of trying to grab a bite of breakfast before heading out, an argument sparks with your partner who should have […]

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Radical Acceptance

By Natalie Cinotto, LPC Associate / February 17, 2022

Radical is not just a cringy 80’s slang term, but also a term used in therapy created for even the most highly sensitive of individuals and situations. Radical acceptance is about embracing what is happening now and accepting what is not under your control.   What is Radical Acceptance? Centuries worth of literature and films have […]

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Tigritude

By Natalie Cinotto, LPC Associate / January 10, 2022

“A tiger does not proclaim its tigritude, it pounces.” ~Wole Soyinka 2022 is the Year of the Tiger in the Chinese zodiac. Tigers rely heavily on instincts and do things their own way, lending us hope that this will be a year of risk-taking and adventure! But what does this mean for those of us […]

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Grief During the Holidays

By Kaitlyn DeLeon, LPC / December 6, 2021

The holiday season is fully upon us! Decorations are out, and gatherings with friends, co-workers, family, and loved ones are occurring, and it’s a joyous time for most. While it is the most wonderful time of the year, the holiday season can be a very different experience for those who are experiencing grief after the […]

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Start Using Your Dimmer Switch

By Natalie Wilie, LPC / November 30, 2021

Do you find yourself using words such as “the best,” “the worst,” “love,” “hate,” “always,” or “never?” Do you say things like “I’m having the worst day ever?” or “He is always rude to me”? This way of thinking is a cognitive distortion called black and white thinking or all-or-nothing thinking.  Cognitive distortions are tricks […]

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Holidays and Boundaries

By Kaitlyn DeLeon, LPC / November 11, 2021

While the most wonderful time of the year is fastly approaching, the holiday season can also bring on a unique set of stressors and pressures for individuals and families. The neighborhoods may be hanging up lights and inflating Santa’s Reindeer, but the inside of homes can sometimes feel much less festive. During the holiday season, […]

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