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Understanding Teen Dating Violence: Advice for Parents and Teens

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, which aims to shed light on the concerning issue of abuse in young romantic relationships. As mental health professionals who work with teenagers, we feel it’s important for parents and teens alike to educate themselves on recognizing unhealthy behaviors and getting help. What is Teen Dating Violence? Teen …

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Building Stronger Relationships This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day often brings up thoughts of romantic relationships. But strong, healthy relationships encompass so much more than romantic bonds. Nurturing relationships with friends, family members, coworkers, and community members can greatly benefit our mental health and overall well-being. This Valentine’s Day, let’s explore small ways we can build stronger connections with the people in …

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Why Do the Post-Holiday Blues Happen?

Coping with Post-Holiday Blues and Depression

The twinkling lights have been taken down, the last cookie has been eaten, and the holiday music has gone silent. As the fanfare of the holiday season melts away in January, many may feel a touch of sadness or emptiness in its wake. This experience has names like the “post-holiday blues” or the January “low-mood …

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How Individual Therapy Supports Emotional Wellness

Healing Through the Holidays: How Individual Therapy Supports Emotional Wellness

The holiday season is typically associated with happiness and festivities, yet it can also stir intense emotions and stress for numerous people. Within individual therapy, this phase becomes a pivotal opportunity to explore how therapy aids in nurturing emotional wellness amid the celebrations, tackling stress, grief, and the diverse emotional hurdles that may arise. Navigating …

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Navigating Family Dynamics in November

Honoring Emotional Boundaries: Navigating Family Dynamics in November

As November arrives, the anticipation of upcoming holidays fills the air. For many, this season is synonymous with family gatherings, cherished traditions, and shared meals. While these moments can be heartwarming and memorable, they also have the potential to stir up complex emotions and challenges within family dynamics. Navigating family interactions during November requires a …

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A November Reflection

Practicing Gratitude for Mental Health: A November Reflection

As the leaves fall and nature undergoes its annual transformation, November presents us with an opportune moment for reflection. This month, we delve into the concept of gratitude—a practice that holds immense potential for enhancing our mental health and well-being. With its profound effects on our mindset and emotional state, cultivating gratitude becomes an essential …

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Nurturing Your Mental Health Introduction

Parent Self-Care During the School Season: Nurturing Your Mental Health Introduction

Parenthood is a rewarding and fulfilling journey, but it also comes with its share of challenges and demands. As the school season kicks into gear, parents often find themselves navigating a whirlwind of schedules, responsibilities, and emotions. Amidst the hustle and bustle of helping children transition back to school, it’s crucial for parents to prioritize …

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Tips and Advice for Embracing Life's Unexpected Changes

Tips and Advice for Embracing Life’s Unexpected Changes

Change is a part of life, and it can be difficult to adjust when major changes occur. Whether you are moving to a new city, starting a new job, or buying a home, there are certain steps that you can take to help ease the transition. Here are some tips on how to embrace major …

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Traveling Light: How to Prioritize Mental Health During Summer Adventures

Traveling Light: How to Prioritize Mental Health During Summer Adventures

Introduction Summer vacations provide an opportunity to escape the routines of daily life, explore new places, and create lasting memories. However, travel can also bring its fair share of stressors that may impact our mental well-being. From planning and packing to navigating unfamiliar environments, it’s important to prioritize our mental health throughout the entire travel …

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Tips for Maintaining Mental Wellness

Navigating Summer Stress: Tips for Maintaining Mental Wellness

Introduction The arrival of summer often brings a sense of excitement and relaxation. However, the season can also come with its own unique stressors that may impact our mental well-being. From juggling family vacations to managing work schedules, it’s important to recognize and address these stressors proactively. In this blog post, we will explore practical …

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