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Seeing Others Again

Seeing Others Again

By Paige Zuckerman, Clinical Director It’s a fairly well known fact that in most of the US things are ‘reopening’ as COVID vaccination numbers steadily increase and CDC guidelines expand. Maybe you’re already out in your world more than a year ago, beginning to unfold...

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Hiking the Trail of Transformation

Hiking the Trail of Transformation

  By Vee Floros, CMHC Intern  A study on exercise and self-esteem by Sonstroem and Morgan (1989) found that “The idea of personal competence, or feelings of capability to master and control oneself and aspects of the environment, is concluded to be an essential...

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Finding a Therapist: The First Major Hurdle!

Finding a Therapist: The First Major Hurdle!

  By Scott Marshall, CMHC Intern  “Look, I’ve got problems, no doubt - it’s just whenever  I decide to get some help I end up spending 3 hours  on Psychology Today until I just fall asleep. Then sometimes I decide I need therapy but then the next week I’m no...

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Self-Compassion During a Worldwide Pandemic

Self-Compassion During a Worldwide Pandemic

By Cara Duchene Unprecedented Circumstances COVID-19, social distancing, lockdowns, work changes, and the loss of our typical day to day structure and support has taken a toll on everyone. As we work to manage our grief and anxiety about these changes and losses, we...

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What’s in Your Toolkit?

What’s in Your Toolkit?

By Paige Zuckerman, Clinical Director Pandemic, Earthquakes, Wildfires Oh My!     One of the wildest of years is coming to an exhausting close, with slight glimmers of hope on the precipice of 2021. Most of us know by now how strained our mental health and general...

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“Home”

“Home”

By Vee Floros What Makes a Home? For so much of my life, home was my childhood house in my hometown of New England. Last week my mom put our house on the market, and it has made me think a lot about the concept of home. Do I no longer have a home?  What is a home? ...

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Surviving the Quiet Combat of the COVID-19 Quarantine

Surviving the Quiet Combat of the COVID-19 Quarantine

Supplemental Spring 2020 By Paige Zuckerman, Clinical Director   It's been several weeks since our cities went into a state of emergency ‘lockdown.’ Our lives seem to have become restrained and constricted as well. Many of us are feeling increasing states of...

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The Thaw Is Here, Time to Get Out Into Nature

The Thaw Is Here, Time to Get Out Into Nature

Paige Zuckerman, Clinical Director It might strike as a tedious ol’ notion that being in nature is abundantly healthy. It’s especially eye-roll inducing for folks who identify as introverts, have ability limitations or anxiety and depression issues, amongst other...

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When Everything Seems to Fall Apart

When Everything Seems to Fall Apart

By Paige Zuckerman, Clinical Director At the very moment of writing this, I’m in a small downtown apartment, lived in since December when major and necessary personal losses occurred. Just 2.5 hours ago the largest earthquake to occur in Utah since 1992 jostled my...

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Let’s Not Leave Loneliness Alone

Let’s Not Leave Loneliness Alone

Let’s Not Leave Loneliness Alone By Paige Zuckerman, Clinical Director This month some of us may elect to observe the ever-contentious Hallmark holiday of Valentines. Still others may opt out for social, personal, historical or political reasons… or all of the above....

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