July 22, 2021

How to help in an emotional crisis

If you suspect a friend or family member is experiencing an emotional crisis, your help can make a difference Mental health disorders are common in the United States, affecting tens of millions of Americans each year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Yet only a […]
April 21, 2021

One Year In : Lessons From a Year of COVID

The last year has brought a thousand ups and downs that have made us feel overwhelmed, frustrated, defeated, and stressed about the future. Things have changed, and then changed again, and then again due to the pandemic. Although we’ve spent the year doing a lot […]
March 25, 2021

Music’s Ability to Reduce Anxiety and Fear

by Carey Cloyd, MFT on GoodTherapy Music is a powerful thing. When we are feeling anxious or fearful, music can help bring about a sense of calmness and relaxation. Consider the soothing effects of the music played in a spa or a restorative yoga class. In those environments, peaceful […]
June 15, 2020

11 positive parenting tips every parent should know

As parents, we strive to nurture, protect and guide our children through each stage of their lives. However, it’s not always a smooth and easy path. As they grow and develop, there are times when our kids display undesirable or unexplainable behavior—and we don’t always […]
May 22, 2020

Helping teens cope with missed milestones

The coronavirus pandemic has upended classes and other school activities. It means no prom posts, no graduation pics and no celebration party for many students and their families. Teens are mourning the loss of these missed milestones and experiences that mark the end of the […]
April 15, 2020

Mourning our bygone lives

The pandemic has led to a series of losses, from our sense of safety to our social connections to our financial security. Psychologists point to ways we can heal. The COVID-19 pandemic is an epidemiological crisis, but also a psychological one. While the situation provokes […]