How to Cope with the Stress and Anxiety Caused by COVID-19

If you’re like most people, you are doing your best to stay calm during COVID-19 pandemic. But that can feel incredibly difficult at times. When not worrying about friends and loved one’s health, there’s also the conflicting information provided by the media and the economic ramifications of the virus that have people on edge. Signs of Emotional Distress and 6 Ways to Cope Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations, but most will exhibit some of the following signs: Changes in sleep or eating patterns Difficulty concentrating Worsening of chronic health problems Increased use of alcohol, tobacco or other drugs If… Continue Reading This Article

5 Foods to Keep Your Immune System Strong

As the events of COVID-19 continue to unfold, many of us are focusing on how we can keep ourselves and our families as healthy as possible. While social distancing and increased hand washing can be very effective at stopping the spreading of the Corona virus, it is equally important to keep our immune systems strong. With this in mind, here are some of the absolute best foods you can eat to help support your immune system: 1. Blueberries Blueberries are loaded with powerful antioxidants. In fact, they contain a type of flavonoid called anthocyanin, which has antioxidant properties that can boost… Continue Reading This Article

How Telehealth May Change the Future of Therapy

How Telehealth May Change the Future of Therapy Offering Telehealth in Florida and California at Caring Therapists A while back there was a very funny television show starring Lisa Kudrow (ditzy Phoebe from Friends) called “Web Therapy.” It was an improvised show and Lisa played a therapist who treated her patients over the Internet. Hence the title of the show. Well, back when the show was on, the idea of treating mental health patients via a webcam seemed ludicrous. And the show did a great job at poking fun of Lisa’s character and her “wacky idea” of web therapy. Fast… Continue Reading This Article

The Caregiver’s Guide to Self-Care

Are you acting as a caregiver to a loved one? Maybe your elderly parent or a spouse or child that is battling a serious illness? According to womenshealth.gov, 36% of Americans provided unpaid care to another adult with an illness or disability in 2012, and that number has almost certainly climbed as the baby boomer population continues to age. Acting as a caregiver to another is definitely a labor of love, but it can also take a physical, mental and emotional toll on a person. When you focus all of your energy on the needs of other people, it is… Continue Reading This Article

How to Help Your Child Manage Their Anxiety

For many, childhood is the most wondrous and exciting time in a person’s life. But even when a child is growing in a loving and stable family environment, they can feel fear and anxiety. Think back on your childhood. Everything new was something to be not-so-sure of. It was easy to feel a bit anxious on the first day of school or meeting someone for the first time. A child often feels anxious at bedtime, having to go to the doctor or dentist, or on their first day of summer camp. When children experience anxiety, they may run away, become… Continue Reading This Article

How to Deal with Loneliness Around Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s day is just around the corner. For many people that means celebrating with their spouse or partner and showing them extra love and attention. But for others, Valentine’s Day is a sad reminder that they are single or are perhaps grieving the recent loss of their significant other. If you are celebrating it alone this year, here are a few ways you can alleviate your sadness this Valentine’s Day. Give Yourself a Break It’s bad enough to feel lonely, but it’s even worse to scold yourself for doing so. Loneliness is not an indication that you’re doing anything wrong… Continue Reading This Article

Five Benefits of EMDR

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, try saying that three times faster! This treatment modality has become popular when it comes to processing traumatic memories and events. EMDR was originally intended to treat combat PTSD, however clinicians quickly realized its powerful effects treating other conditions such as depression, anxiety, phobias, grief, self-esteem, other forms of trauma such as physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse, etc. EMDR has been proven as an effective treatment modality, and has shown positive outcomes for most people after 6 to 12 sessions. You’re probably thinking a lot of other therapy modalities have been proven… Continue Reading This Article

Dating in Your Thirties

dating in your thirties

I spent the latter part of my twenties in a long-term relationship. While my friends were out there going on dates and having the dating experience, I didn’t have to. That relationship ended and I found myself single. After eight and a half years it was time to start dating again and I decided to enter the online dating world. Let me be clear, while there’s no age or gender discrimination when it comes to catfishing, ghosting or the hook-up culture, it’s been my experience as well as that of my single friends and clients that those things become increasingly… Continue Reading This Article

Keys to Successful Therapy

Cognitive therapy has been shown over the years to be incredibly effective at helping people recognize and change their behaviors. But, as much potential as therapy has for every individual, some people seem to have success with therapy while others don’t. Some of this stems from what the individuals’ expectations were going into therapy, some from how much effort they gave, and some from whether or not there was a good personality fit between patient and therapist. If you’re thinking of exploring therapy and want to ensure your journey is successful, here are some things to keep in mind: An… Continue Reading This Article

Are You Married to a Narcissist?

When you met your spouse, did it seem like love at first sight? Was there a familiarity to them and a feeling that you were somehow drawn to them? Soon after you said “I do,” did they begin to change? Were they giving you less attention and making everything about them? Did they show fits of rage or suddenly start giving you the silent treatment? If any (or most) of this sounds familiar, there’s a very good chance you married a narcissist. Still not sure? Here are some common warning signs: Unreasonable Expectations For narcissists, it’s all about THEM. This… Continue Reading This Article