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What is Gaslighting?

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When someone upsets you and you confront them, do you ever walk out feeling like you were wrong even though it was the other person’s fault? Or get blamed for someone else’s action after an argument because the story was told differently than how you remember it? Did you ever wonder, “If I am the…

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Navigating the Stresses of Parenting During Summer

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Gone are the days when parents would let their children roam the neighborhood searching for summertime adventures with friends, not coming home until the street lights turned on. Unfortunately, our world today looks vastly different as parents tend to become more stressed and anxious  during the summer months. Today’s world expects parents to work as…

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What is Social Anxiety: Signs, Symptoms, and Coping Methods

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Social situations, especially new and unfamiliar ones, can sometimes make you feel nervous. You might feel a little nervous giving an important presentation at work or giving a speech at a conference. You might also feel nervous going to a party with people you don’t know or going on a date. These situations tend to…

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How Social Media is Affecting Your Body Image

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Social media is a significant part of today’s culture, with approximately 3.6 billion users worldwide. It’s used for a number of reasons today – connection, keeping up with friends and family, influencers, workout tips, food recipes, photography, makeup tutorials, gardening hacks, and the list goes on and on. With all of the good that comes…

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Benefits of Combining Therapy and Psychiatry in Mental Health Treatment

Peanut butter and jelly. Bacon and eggs. Milk and cookies. These are just a few “dynamic duos” that just go together. It’s time to add therapy and psychiatry into the mix, too. Often mistaken for being the same thing, therapy and psychiatry are two different types of mental health treatments and have very specific purposes.…

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What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?

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Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is a type of therapy that helps people develop new skills in order to manage intense emotions and decrease conflict. There is a strong connection between how emotions affect interpersonal relationships and DBT works to create harmony between the two. DBT focuses on addressing and improving upon four key areas: 1.…

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Does TMS Work for Depression?

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TMS is a term that is becoming increasingly more popular. Transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, is a method of non-invasive brain stimulation used to treat depression. If you suffer from Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and have tried multiple antidepressant medications with no sign of relief, TMS therapy might be a good fit for you. What…

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Bipolar Disorder Treatment

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Bipolar disorder treatment Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes noticeable shifts in energy, mood, activity, and concentration. In the past, it was known as manic-depressive illness or manic depression because moods can go back and forth between the two. When feeling your best, you may experience mania or hypomania that results in tons…

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