1. Depression in Children and Adolescents

    Detecting and Treating Depression in Children and Adolescents When we think of depression, we often consider it a disease that only affects the adult population. We rarely attribute the symptoms to adolescents, and even more rarely to children. However, depression, in all of its forms, can affect any age population. Unfortunately, because we’re so accustomed to believing that adults are the only…Read More

  2. Erasing the Stigma of Mental Illness

    Why the Stigma of Mental Illness Needs to be Erased Mental illness is a serious condition. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five adults in the United States experiences mental illness in their lifetime. Not only is mental illness widespread, but it’s also treated like a condition that can be controlled. However, this is very much not the case. Psychological disorders …Read More

  3. CBT-I Therapeutic Treatment for Insomnia

    We all experience that occasional night or two where we cannot sleep. We toss and turn, thoughts and worry running through our heads. This is a normal reaction to life’s stressors such as relationship issues, loss, or job stress. When sleepless nights persist for three nights per week for at least three months, this is chronic insomnia. Many people turn to over-the-counter treatments such as Ben…Read More

  4. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia-CBT-I

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia-CBT-I Almost 60% of adults report insomnia at least two nights per week. A new generation of sleeping pills on the market have prospered due to marketing and advertising, but patients experience significant side effects from sleeping pills, increased mortality, and decreased effectiveness over time. Most significantly, the use of sleeping pills reinforces …Read More

  5. What is an Emotional Support Animal?

    What is an Emotional Support Animal (ESA)? Emotional Support Animals (ESA) are also known as companion animals. Companion animals provide valuable benefits to individuals who are experiencing anxiety, panic, recovering from trauma, or depression. Normally, animals chosen as a pet usually consist of playful, attractive and loyal personalities. According to medical professionals pets provide various…Read More

  6. How Depression Works

    So often we see on social media, or hear in movies and TV shows, the overblown and very hyperbolic statement, “[insert innocuous thing here] I’m so depressed now!” More often than not, someone claiming to be “so depressed” in their social media posts is doing so to be purposefully dramatic for effect, when they are not, actually, depressed at all. They may be sad, melancholic, bummed out…Read More

  7. What is Anxiety Therapy and how can it help me?

    Everyone experiences some level of stress in their daily living, and almost everyone feels anxious from time-to-time. Stress is a physiological arousal response that allows us to be attentive and responsive to situations. Healthy stress is when the brain perceives and interprets real threats that are immediate or in the near future, then engages the mind in problem-solving tasks to eliminate these…Read More

  8. What to expect from Pre-adoption Psychological Evaluations

    Generally, people find it very daunting to visit a psychologist in order to have a psychological evaluation. This fear increases when the couple is planning to adopt a child especially after more than a few unsuccessful attempts to conceive a child of their own. They might be going through severe frustration and dilemma plus are not ready to take any chance that would not allow them to have a chil…Read More

  9. Your Brief Guide to 504 Plan for Anxiety

    Any individual suffering from any type of physical or mental disability can come across several kinds of challenges and hurdles in their daily life. Students spend most of their time at schools or colleges where they are promised a nurturing and healthy learning environment. Therefore, in order to diminish any sort of discrimination and difficulties faced by the students who are not eligible for s…Read More

  10. What is ADHD testing like?

    Many patients often wonder “what is ADHD testing like?” What does a psychologist do when they are testing for ADHD? When you are being evaluated for ADHD, the process generally includes a detailed intake where we discuss your current symptoms, family relationships, educational and career history, and medical history. During the intake, we discuss the test battery that would best evaluate your …Read More