Watching the News May Be Stressing You Out

At Therapeutic Partners, its something we hear often; a tragic event on the news or natural disaster has the power to disturb our daily lives significantly. In extreme cases, watching upsetting news can even create symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder or vicarious trauma. Symptoms of news-induced stress could range from difficulty sleeping, excessive worry, to irritability. While we don’t have … Read More

Could Your Teen Be Addicted to a Screen?

It’s a hotly debated topic in the mental health field-Is screen addiction really a thing? While it is not yet an official diagnosis in the DSM-V, research points towards a reality we must contend with. Technology is affecting the daily functioning of many teens and adults alike. It is perhaps difficult to recognize in our teens because as a culture … Read More

Will I Be My Valentine?

Valentine’s day is quickly approaching and perhaps it is a special day to show your loved ones how much you care. For others, it’s a day we wish we could skip on our calendar. Valentine’s day can be disappointing and anxiety-provoking for many. But research shows that Valentine’s day is not just for couples anymore. Singles are also taking part … Read More

What Makes Trust

Here at Therapeutic Partners, we are big fans of author, clinician, and researcher, Brené Brown. If you aren’t familiar with Brown’s best-selling books, run to your local book store, immediately. Her groundbreaking research on vulnerability, shame, and trust has transformed the way we think about human connection. Most of us can pinpoint what it feels like for someone to violate … Read More

The Benefits of Practicing Gratitude

During December, many find themselves swept up in the chaos of the holidays. Whether it is fighting the crowds to finalize your gift list, or hosting a party, it is easy to get distracted by an endless to-do list and miss December all together. For others, December can be a more difficult time as it serves of a reminder of … Read More

Healing from Unavailable Parents

If your parents were distant, rejecting, emotionally unavailable, or even absent, the journey to healing can feel difficult and sometimes out of reach. As challenging as it may seem to open old wounds, it is worthwhile work to uncover the lasting damage of a difficult childhood. Adult Children of Emotionally Unavailable Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self … Read More

The Race to Healing

USA Today recently published an article on athletes’ battles with depression and anxiety. One athlete that found himself in the middle of a mental health battle was Olympic swimmer, Michael Phelps. After being arrested for his second DUI, Michael Phelps reported he, “Didn’t want to be alive.” It was at that time, that his friends and family urged him to … Read More

Coping with Back to School Chaos

Anyone with school-aged children is familiar with the challenges returning to a fall routine. Such transitions can be disruptive as everyone adjusts to new teachers, new expectations, and a laundry list of to-do’s. Here are some things to consider that may ease the growing pains of September.

Growing Up Girls

At Therapeutic Partners, one way we commit to continuing education is by reading groundbreaking literature that pertains to the people we serve. Most recently our staff read Dr. Lisa Damour’s Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood. The New York Times best seller gives a peak into the brains of teenage girls and sheds new light on … Read More