The Case for Therapy, And Which Level of Care is Right For You

Famously, Freud—when asked as to the purpose of psychotherapy—responded that the goals of therapy are the same as the goals of living: to love and to work[1]. Indeed most people enter into therapy due to some disturbance in their basic functioning in their profession and/or relationships.   How Can Therapy Help? Therapy can help you:…

3 Non-Traditional Ways of Healing from Trauma

When a people experience a traumatic event, it is very common for them to isolate that event within their mind and body, as a way of protecting themselves from feelings that can be frightening and overwhelming. Even after efforts to isolate an event, trauma can remain a powerful presence within your system, and a seemingly…

How to Seek Mental Health Help as a Professional

It is particularly difficult for high-achieving professionals to seek help in the area of mental health. Their achievements and the attainment of success in their careers can often become a barrier in accepting help from external sources. When professionals struggle with depression, anxiety, grief, loneliness, trauma, relationship issues, addiction, or other life stressors, they believe…

Leaving The Proverbial Nest

The transition into adulthood brings excitement, freedom and a whole set of baggage stuffed with responsibility, change and uncertainty. In 1997, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics began a study with nearly 9,000 young adults. As the study progressed, the data revealed that 9.7% of the participants moved out at 17 whereas 33.7 moved…

Tackling Test Anxiety

When there is a lot at stake in situations such as testing-taking to get into college or business, law or med school, stress can mount and impair your ability to focus, concentrate and remember information. This can lead to diminishing test performance, decreased confidence and a feeling of helplessness to overcome it. Like any pressured…

Spring Cleaning for Your Intimate Relationships

Spring is a great time to take a fresh look at our intimate relationships. All of us bring a mixed bag of experience, awareness and habits as we form, develop and attempt to sustain intimacy in our relationships. As a result, it is common to find relationships struggling. You may have a clear sense that…