Category: Health and Wellness

How to Cope With the Holiday Blues

The holidays are usually viewed as the most wonderful time of the year, but that doesn’t feel true for everyone. December can also be a time of painful reflection, sadness, and loneliness. Even people who love the holidays can experience the blues as they’re missing loved ones, navigating family dynamics, or spreading themselves too thin. …

How to Set Healthy Boundaries With Your Family This Holiday Season (and Beyond)

One of the best parts of the holiday season is its ability to bring family and friends together. But sometimes, their questions hit a little too close to home. If you’re dreading the personal questions you’re almost bound to be asked at Thanksgiving or the arguments and drama that the holidays will bring, then it’s …

Scared to Talk About Your Mental Health? Try This.

Mental health is a tough topic for most people. But for those battling a mental illness, societal stigmas, social pressures, and misinformation can keep them from bringing it up at all – even though finding a way to talk about your feelings is the first step towards feeling better. Of all the things you could …

Express Care vs. the ER: How to Know Where to Go

Our patients complain that they “always get sick at the worst times.” An accident or injury can interrupt your day without warning, or you might feel sick at times when your doctor isn’t available. In these situations, understanding the levels of acute medical care before you need it can help you focus and get the …

Subtle Signs of Depression

Hidden in Plain Sight: Subtle Signs of Depression to Watch For After another long day at work, you collapse on the couch at 5:30 p.m., feeling hungry, but too drained to cook anything. Tomorrow is another busy day in what feels like an endless series of busy days. You’re stressed, you feel like everyone wants …

Strength in Numbers: Why You Might Want to Give Group Therapy a Shot

For many people, the decision to start therapy is one of the most personal choices they can make – so doesn’t group therapy defeat the purpose? If therapy is supposed to be a confidential space to talk about your most intimate worries, thoughts, and experiences, then what’s the point of going if you’re in a …

Five Things Your Therapist Wants You to Know Before Your First Appointment

The cold, leather couch. The judgmental replies. The half-hearted questions your therapist asks while they doodle on their notepad. You’ve probably heard these therapy stereotypes before, which makes the thought of sharing your darkest secrets with a stranger that much more daunting. The decision to seek professional counseling is rarely an easy one, especially when …