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On Holding Space

On Holding Space

On Holding Space By: Jenny Glozman  MA, PhD, RMFT RP The act of “holding space” for someone can be an incredibly helpful skill, and a gift to your family and friends. The concept of “holding space” is another therapy buzz word that has been floating around for years....

Panic Attacks: How to Cope

Panic Attacks: How to Cope

Coping with Panic By: Beth Moore  M,Ed, RP Panic attacks are tremendously exhausting and frightening experiences. If you have ever experienced a panic attack, or frequent panic attacks, here are some ways to cope: 1. Know what’s happening in your body when you panic....

Panic Attacks 101

Panic Attacks 101

Understanding Panic Attacks By: Beth Moore  M,Ed, RP Anyone who has had a panic attack never wants to experience it again.  The physical symptoms can be extremely frightening, and people often report fearing that they are dying or having a heart attack during panic....

Understanding Mindfulness

Understanding Mindfulness

What Even Is Mindfulness? By: Narges Khazraei, MA, RP, CCC Mindfulness has become extremely popular and a sort of buzz word over the past few years. But what IS mindfulness exactly? Mindfulness can be described simply as: practicing presence and awareness, by...

Beginning Therapy for the First Time

Beginning Therapy for the First Time

Beginning Therapy for the First Time By: Narges Khazraei, MA, RP, CCC  Finding a therapist and attending therapy for the first time can be daunting! Here are some helpful tips and facts about therapy that can help to ease your mind as you take this step: Some things...

Balancing Passive Time Spent with Your Partner

Balancing Passive Time Spent with Your Partner

Quarantine has changed a lot of things for many people, and has afforded some of us with the opportunity to spend a lot of time with our partners and family. With this extra time many couples might expect to feel more connected to each other. But often, in times of a...

How To Cope With Stress During COVID-19

How To Cope With Stress During COVID-19

How to Cope With Stress During COVID-19 By: Megan Lawrence, MDiv. RP. With all the changes and uncertainty since the beginning of the pandemic, as well as large changes in day to day life, work, socializing, and parenting; it is absolutely normal to feel stressed. In times like these of sudden and…

Gratitude Shaming: What It Is & How To Change It

Gratitude Shaming: What It Is & How To Change It

In recent years, gratitude has become a popular strategy for boosting your mood. We tend to hear practicing gratitude come up even more during difficult times; like during a global pandemic. Research does show that the practice of gratitude can be helpful in...

Acknowledging Grief & Loss from COVID19

Acknowledging Grief & Loss from COVID19

How to Grieve & Acknowledge What We've Lost to Covid19 By: Megan Lawrence, M.Div, RP  When the word “COVID-19” first came to our awareness, it seemed far away and unlikely to impact us. Over the next few weeks, the concern grew, and we started seeing restrictions...

What to Expect: Your First Couples Therapy Session

What to Expect: Your First Couples Therapy Session

5 Things To Expect In Your First Couples Therapy Session  By: Megan Lawrence, M.Div, RP  Welcome, we’re so glad you are considering couples therapy, that’s an amazing first step! Whether you want to bring back the initial “spark” to your relationship, or if there are...

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