Alcohol Consumption: Just a Habit, or Something More Problematic?

by Stephanie Farmer, LPC, LCAS-A While many people think of Spring Break, New Year’s Eve, and football games when they think of alcohol consumption, many American’s struggle with alcohol misuse and dependence on a daily basis. According to the 2015 NSDUH, 15.1 million adults ages 18 and older had an Alcohol Use Disorder, with a mere 6.7 percent of those … Read More

Gift Ideas that Support Mental Health

The holiday season is upon us! Which means it’s time to think of gifts to give or of the gifts we wish to receive.  At Therapeutic Partners we want to give some gift ideas that support and/or enhance mental health for your loved ones (or for yourself!) Here are a few of our favorite ideas: Whatever you decide, with love … Read More

Back to School Rules

The fact is: there are no rules. For most parents, transitioning back to a school schedule feels chaotic and bumpy. There are school supplies to buy, orientations to attend, new teachers to meet. Finally, sometime around mid-October, most feel like they’ve settled back into a semi-normal routine (hopefully). Is there anything parents can do August through September to support themselves … Read More

Summer Boredom

“I’m Bored!” School is out for summer, and while this may be a welcome break for some, many parents are all too familiar with the summer boredom struggle. While it may not be realistic or helpful to plan out every minute of your kids’ summer vacation, boredom may lead to various behavior problems. What are some good strategies that you … Read More

Local DJ Shares Her Journey Through Postpartum Depression

MIX 101.5 radio show host Sarah King, recently shared her journey with postpartum depression in hopes of encouraging other moms and spouses grappling with postpartum depression. Sarah’s radio show, “Two Men and a Mom,” Sarah inducts moms into her “mom squad” as they call in willing to share some hilarious parenting missteps. Her courage and vulnerability has been inspiring and … Read More

Another Side of ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: It’s a diagnosis that most Americans are familiar with. Clinicians look for signs of hyperactivity, inattentiveness, and impulsivity when diagnosing an individual. Yet that is a very limited picture of what a person with ADHD might be experiencing. Less understood symptoms include an interest-based nervous system, emotional hyperarousal, and rejection sensitivity. Such challenges can obviously affect … Read More

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