Depression

As COVID-19 has spread further and impacted more and more lives, many of us are experiencing very real anxiety and fear. These are normal, healthy reactions to a life- and society-changing pandemic, but they don’t have to control us. Here are a few tips on how to stay calm while we’re socially-distancing, self-isolating, or even… Read more

Society and the media have often perpetuated the myth that having a baby is all sunshine and happiness. The moms in all those Pampers commercials are smiling like they enjoy the diaper-changing process. Celebrities pose with their new babies and cherubic toddlers made perfect by a team of makeup artists and lighting crews. These portrayals… Read more

Research shows that social connection benefits our physical, emotional, and mental health. When we have secure emotional connections, we feel more confident, more independent, and we’re more likely to be successful. It may not come as a surprise that a thriving intimate relationship is also based on emotional connection. But sometimes those relationships falter and… Read more

A few ideas for navigating the season of joy (and stress) when everyone knows you don’t have a baby yet. Trying to conceive is not always a bottle of wine and a bouquet of roses. For some, the process can be arduous and emotional. As supportive as family and friends are trying to be, their… Read more

Most of us want to be in a relationship.  For women in particular, the quality of their relationships is closely related to their emotional well-being.  Having a close relationship with your partner can help you feel confident, inspired, and energized enough to reach your goals.  A strong relationship can also help you face life’s biggest… Read more

Finding the right treatment for depression can be challenging.  Below, you will find a discussion of the available research that may help you decide on your best treatment options. When you are depressed, it easy to lose hope and forget that depression is a treatable problem.  Finding the best treatment or therapy can help you… Read more

The break-up of a relationship ranks as one of the most stressful life events- it’s up there with the death of a loved one.  After the initial shock, when you may feel like you were just hit by a truck, sadness and loneliness often take over.  You may feel “a part of you has died,”… Read more

When you are feeling down, everything may seem like an uphill battle that you have to face alone.  Finding the right therapist to help you with depression might seem overwhelming, even when you know counseling will help you feel better.  To overcome chronic stress or depression, you need to have supportive people in your life… Read more

How to pay attention to your inner emotional barometer, nurture yourself, and avoid burnout Do you feel drained at the end of the day to the extent that you feel you have nothing left to give to your family? Do you find yourself snapping or yelling at your spouse or your child and then feeling… Read more

When the holidays are over, how do you keep the blues away and go back to everyday life?  Here are some ideas.  The holidays can be emotionally charged- whether they are exciting, stressful, or full of anxious anticipation.  It can take weeks, or even months, to prepare for the holiday season, and it lasts only… Read more