Mental Health and Self-Compassion: You Can Not Have One Without The Other

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Self-compassion can at times feel egotistical especially if you are a recovering people pleaser and fixer-of-all like I am, but it could not be further from the truth. Self-compassion is not being selfish, self-centered, or focused only on one’s self. Self-compassion is learning to love yourself, your body, your cracks, your shame, your shadows, and all. Self-compassion is the ability … Read More

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