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Rapid Transformation: Unlock Your Inner Strengths with EMDR Intensive Therapy

Have you ever felt disconnected from your inner strengths? EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Intensive Therapy is a powerful tool that can help you access and unlock the potential held within.

The Search for an EMDR Therapist Near Me Made Simple

In this blog post, we will outline the steps you can take to make the search for an EMDR therapist near me simpler.

Disabled, but Not Broken: 5 Ways to Thrive with a Learning Disability

Learning Disabilities are Common and a Big Deal According to the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA), across the United States, 1 in 5 or 20% of adults have a learning disability (LD). As of the 2019 population, 20% is representative of 65.6 million individuals have serious learning and attention difficulties. Meanwhile, there are 56.6 […]

Transformative Results: EMDR Intensives vs Weekly Therapy

In this blog post, we will be discussing how EMDR intensives can provide transformative results and how they are more cost-effective than weekly therapy.

Exercise: How to Gain Motivation

By Jaclyn Martinez, LMSW – Suffolk Family Therapy People’s motivation to exercise can vary so significantly depending on their personal values, goals, hobbies, and ways they take care of themselves.  My Journey with Exercise On one hand, there are people like me who struggle to get motivated to work out. I know it’s good for […]

Self-Love: Why it’s So Hard and How to Get There

By Jillian Martino, CAT-LP What is Self-Love? So, what is self-love? We all talk about it and influencers constantly preach about it. But what exactly is self-love? Why do we all want it? Most importantly, how do we get there? Self-love is the practice of having a positive attitude towards yourself. The main ingredient of […]

Crisis Survival Skills from DBT Distress Tolerance

We all go through unenjoyable experiences, which can be unpleasant all the way up to a full-blown crisis.  At the mild end of this spectrum, it could be the cat seriously stunk up the litter box, you forgot to put out the garbage before the collection time, or someone left just a quarter-cup of milk […]

Men Left Behind: Impacts of Stigma

Because our culture tells us that men should just sit down and shut up about their vulnerabilities, this often leads to self-destructive means of coping in men.

On Pet Loss: The Shadowed Grief

When we consider the comfort, joy, and support given to us by pets, it makes sense why losing them can be devastating to our psyches.

Sleep: Building a Healthy Routine

In regards to mental health, we know that many diagnoses, like depression, anxiety, and PTSD have symptoms that relate to sleep disturbances.

Journaling: A Way to Self-Regulate

The many benefits of  journaling to address our thoughts and feelings include the relief that follows laying out our thoughts on paper, tracking our emotions, figuring out what our stressors are, processing what is helpful or not in our coping,  and helping us to slow down our thinking so that we can think at our writing pace and not feel overwhelmed.

OCD: Breaking the Stigma

what we do know is that those who have OCD have a larger sense of responsibility to tend to their intrusive thoughts as well as may misinterpret these intrusive thoughts. This sense of responsibility and repetitive behaviors lead to the obsessive thoughts regarding the stressor, leading the individual to engage in compulsive behaviors to rid themselves of the intrusive thoughts. 
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