Adults, Teenagers, Trauma, Young Adults

The 8 Phases of EMDR: An Adventure to Emotional Healing & Recovery

Let's talk about the fascinating therapy approach known as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (or EMDR, for short). It involves a structured progression through eight distinct phases. Sound like a lot?! Well therapy doesn't have to be intimidating or boring. I like to think of these phases as different parts of an exciting opportunity to embark on a journey of personal growth with the guidance of a skilled therapist. So, let's buckle up and embark on this ride through the eight phases of EMDR therapy.

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Adults, Young Adults

Connecting Values to Your New Years Resolutions

A big part of how I function is that I need to continue to learn. I find myself making choices around this both in my everyday life as a human and also as a therapist. This past year, I have been exploring Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) while also expanding my knowledge in DBT. While… Continue reading Connecting Values to Your New Years Resolutions

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Young Adults

Young Adult Therapy for Preventative Care

I recently met with a group of young adults from Towson University to talk about the stigma surrounding mental health and therapy.  As the students asked questions and shared their perspectives, two words continued to come up: Anxiety and Depression. It took me a little while to notice that this conversation was creating the illusion. It is a myth is that you must be either anxious or depressed to go to therapy. This couldn’t be further from the truth. There are limitless reasons why therapy can be beneficial to young adults. You don't have to just have anxiety and depression. Therapy could be useful to someone experiencing any number of concerns (or no pressing concerns at all)!

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Adults, Teenagers, Young Adults

Mental Health and Body Movement 

I am not, never was, nor ever will be a world-class athlete. But I do relate to the ebb and flow of balancing movement & exercise with the other parts that make my life whole and complete.  In the end, I do view body movement as an important part of what energizes me, and ultimately improves my mental health. What follows are some ways in which research has found body movement and exercise to be helpful for mental health.

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Young Adults

Anxiety About Going to College

The truth is, if you’re heading off to school this fall, or even if you’re returning to school, you’re about to encounter a life transition. You begin to have some complex thoughts and you start to worry that you’re the only one who thinks these things, as if everyone else has it all figured out. This mixed bag of thoughts and emotions is completely normal and something that everyone experiences. Here are five common anxiety thought about heading back to college. If any of them sound familiar, now you know you’re not alone.