September is National Suicide Prevention Month

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September is National Suicide Prevention Month

According to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide was the tenth leading cause of death overall in this country, claiming more than 47,000 people’s lives in 2019. In fact, there was nearly double the rate of suicides that year as homicides (19,141). Suicide prevention is an incredibly important agenda, and the reason Lifeline and...[ read more ]

5 Ways to Get Your Teenager to Talk to You

It's tough trying to get your teen to talk. Science has shown that the teenager's brain has yet to fully develop the frontal cortex, which is the area that controls our ability to reason, and to think before we act. As your teen's brain develops, they're also learning new things about themselves and their surrounding world; simultaneously, they're dealing with...[ read more ]

Back to School Anxiety

By: Fatima Khan-Ali, LMFT, MCAP Backpacks, Binders and Folders, Oh MY!  It’s that time of year again, the stores are stocked, the kiddos will leave home, and traffic will pick up just a bit, it's BACK TO SCHOOL TIME.  But what do we do with our students who say they don’t want to go back? The children that legitimately dread...[ read more ]

TEACHING BOUNDARIES TO YOUNG CHILDREN

TEACHING BOUNDARIES TO YOUNG CHILDREN BY: STEPHONIA LLEWELLYN, LMHC With the new school year fast approaching, I know lots of parents are hoping that their kids as well as the people around them have proper boundaries. And as a reminder, boundaries are rules or limits that a person creates to identify reasonable safe and permissible ways for other people to...[ read more ]

Should You Date If You Have Depression?

Dating is challenging for everyone. But when you suffer with depression, dating can feel scary and overwhelming. Not only do you feel particularly raw and vulnerable to possible rejection, but should a connection be made, you have the added burden of figuring out how and when to tell the person about your depression. Should people with depression date? If the...[ read more ]

How Joining a Local Sports Club Could Support Your Mental Health

Whether you like to play soccer, basketball, or softball, joining a sports club is a great way to stay fit and make new friends. Not to mention, a sports club membership can also support your mental health beyond these benefits. While exercise is known to improve cardio health and help you build strong muscles and bones, exercise can also alleviate...[ read more ]

Is Your Food Delivery Habit Hurting Your Mental Health?

The modern world offers us many conveniences. Indoor plumbing and electricity make life far more sanitary and pleasant than what our ancestors had to deal with. Technology allows us to connect with people from around the world, and we can hop in our car and go wherever we want safely and relatively quickly (unless you live in a major city...[ read more ]

How to Help Your Child Balance School and Extracurricular Activities

There was a time when young kids went to school, came home and did a little homework, then went outside to play with their friends. Their schedules were open and easy for them to handle. Nowadays, more and more young kids are involved in so many activities they don’t seem to have time to play in the backyard. On top...[ read more ]

All About Paola Gomez Diaz, Ph. D

Paola Gomez Diaz, Ph. D I believe that therapy is a journey of healing and I’m here to accompany you in the process of self-discovery. Because maybe the journey isn’t about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about unbecoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can find your true self. My approach as a bilingual therapist (English/Spanish) involves traditional psychodynamic therapeutic...[ read more ]

3 Reasons Why Play Therapy Is So Effective

Through play, children discover the world around them and their feelings about it. Play is also how children communicate these often-complex feelings. This is what makes play therapy such a powerful treatment. Pretending offers children the opportunity to “finally” be in charge and express what if feels like to be them. Here are some more reasons why play therapy is...[ read more ]



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