There are definitely identifiable Mormon stereotypes: family-oriented, clean-cut, hard-working types. Members in good standing forgo sex outside of marriage, the consuming of alcohol and tobacco, and the drinking of coffee and non-herbal teas. But within the Mormon Corridor, the area in the United States in which Mormons are the most concentrated, a serious drug addiction…Details
Although in society mental self-care often takes a backseat to physical self-care, you cannot afford to neglect it. Your mental and emotional health affect not only your mood but also your sleeping patterns, how you make choices, your relationships with others, how you deal with stress, and even your physical health. In May I talked…Details
In the past, health insurance coverage of treatment for mental illness was much different than coverage for physical conditions. Mental health care coverage had its own structure when it came to cost-sharing, was much more restrictive, had different pre-authorizations requirements, and even had different caps when it came to annual and lifetime coverage. Needless to…Details
“One in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives.” That’s a big deal. Such a statistic calls for increased awareness of and attention to mental health. Whether or not you suffer with a mental illness, taking care of your mental health is just…Details
I recently read a brilliant BuzzFeed article called, “15 Things Therapists Actually Want You To Know.” I immediately connected with it and decided to republish it here to help clients and readers. Please note, everything below comes from the article and was not written by me. Therapy can be mysterious and intimidating, especially if you…Details
Mindfulness is gaining momentum. Some might even call it psychology’s latest and hottest trend. While it has been around for years, especially in Eastern cultures, just recently are Westerners speedily picking it up with an enthusiastic readiness. If you’re a bit late to the conversation, you might wonder what is mindfulness and how do you…Details
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Last week Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker signed legislation that was a landmark decision in response to the nation-wide opioid overdose and addiction crisis. He not only implemented important change and compromise but also began to change the conversation surrounding the topic of opioid prescribing and its consequences. Here is what you need to know about the…Details
How to Better Manage Stress and Live a More Peaceful Life (with or without Mental Health Counseling)
Whether or not a person could benefit from mental health counseling can depend on a variety of things. Sometimes a person needs help from a mental health therapist because he or she is struggling with a major mental health disorder. Other times, a person may seek counseling because he or she is trying to overcome…Details
When you think of couples counseling, your mind may automatically imagine stereotypes of people and relationships with “major issues.” Because of this, you might be afraid to even wonder if you and your partner may be in need of couples counseling. You might be quick to say, “We aren’t those kind of people in need…Details