Resilience in the Face of COVID-19

Have you ever noticed that some people go through tragic experiences, and they end up stronger, sometimes even seeming unfazed? Others have the same or similar experiences, and they remain devastated for far longer, struggling to recover. Continue reading here

Mental Health Wellness Tips for Quarantine | Part 4

In case you missed them, here are the first, second , and third parts. 16. Help others. Find ways, big and small, to give back to others. Support restaurants, offer to grocery shop, check in with elderly neighbors, write psychological wellness tips for others—helping others gives us a sense of agency when things seem out of control. 17. Find something you … Read More

Mental Health Wellness Tips for Quarantine | Part 3

In case you missed them, here are the first and second parts. 11. Expect behavioral issues in children, and respond gently. We are all struggling with disruption in routine, none more than children, who rely on routines constructed by others to make them feel safe and to know what comes next. Expect increased anxiety, worries and fears, nightmares, difficulty separating … Read More

Mental Health Wellness Tips for Quarantine | Part 2

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6. Stay hydrated and eat well. This one may seem obvious, but stress and eating often don’t mix well, and we find ourselves over-indulging, forgetting to eat, and avoiding food. Drink plenty of water, eat some good and nutritious foods, and challenge yourself to learn how to cook something new! 7. Develop a self-care toolkit. This can look different for … Read More

Mental Health Wellness Tip for Quarantine

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 Stick to a routine.  Go to sleep and wake up at a reasonable time, write a schedule that is varied and includes time for work as well as self-care. Dress for the social life you want, not the social life you have.  Get showered and dressed in comfortable clothes, wash your face, brush your teeth.  Take the time to do … Read More

Update – Coronavirus

Dear community – The therapists at Therapeutic Partners are heeding the advise of the CDC and as of March 23, our physical offices will be closed. We do recognize the need for providing ongoing counseling services, thus we will continue to accept new clients. Our therapists will provide online individual teletherapy appointments using a secure, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability … Read More

An important message from your Therapeutic Partners

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With the rapidly changing challenges brought about by the threat of COVID-19 Coronavirus we are taking steps to ensure that our patients and our team are protected. In an effort to keep you informed of the measures we are taking and our schedule, we ask that you please read the following. We will continue to operate on a normal schedule. … Read More

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty

Human beings like certainty. We are hard-wired to want to know what is happening when and to notice things that feel threatening to us. When things feel uncertain or when we don’t generally feel safe, it’s normal to feel stressed. This very reaction, while there to protect us, can cause all sorts of havoc when there is a sense of … Read More

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