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5 Ways to Increase Your Emotional Safety

We talk a lot about physical safety. That might involve self-care, self-defense, or protection from STDs. But what about emotional safety? What does it mean and why is it important? Emotional safety is when you feel safe to be yourself, without being put down, invalidated, or ignored by people in your life. Emotional safety goes […]

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How to Treat Depression

Written by Gary Hominick, LPC, MPSY What is Depression? When talking about depression, we often say “it’s more than just sadness”, and this is absolutely true. Depression in fact has nine different dynamics or symptoms and you can find those here. Given that depression is multi-faceted, so must be the treatments. We’ll discuss some of […]

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Boundaries in Relationships: It’s Not You, It’s Me

Have you ever given your time and energy to someone else, and felt like you got very little back? Maybe you continue to support a friend emotionally, even when they’re rarely there for you when you need it. This pattern might mean that you are violating your own boundaries. Renee Brown, a well-known researcher, defines […]

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How to Treat Trauma

Written by Gary Hominick, LPC, MPSY Trauma is an experience that most people go through at some point in their lives. We also sometimes use the term Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) to describe these experiences (check out Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris’ phenomenal TED talk here to learn more about ACEs). Some experience it more often or […]

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My Partner is a Sex Addict. Now What?

Did you catch them in more and more lies? Or started to wonder what they were hiding? Have they admitted to spending much of their time looking at porn, or even to having sex with other people? Your partner could be a sex addict. Know that if this is the case, you’re not alone. Around […]

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What Trauma Feels Like and What to Do About it

Life feels normal, until it doesn’t. When someone experiences a trauma, things may start to spin out of control. You might question your experience, your current reality, and become unsure of what is safe in the world.  In many cases, things gradually get back to normal. At other times, they don’t.  For example, if you […]

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How to Deal with Financial and Economic Stress

Higher gas prices, war overseas, and increased bills. Add to that uncertainty at work and arguments with your spouse about money. Who wouldn’t be stressed?  It’s normal to experience financial and economic stress. But you don’t have to let it take over the rest of your life. Here are some tips that might help if […]

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Tips for Coping with Postpartum Depression

Taking care of a newborn when you don’t feel like yourself can be a strange experience. Many new parents, particularly birth mothers, feel a mix of emotional and physical experiences.  Sometimes those experiences are pretty tough. While it’s normal to have some frustration and sadness after having a baby, many people also develop what’s called […]

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How to Release Your Stress

Are you feeling stressed? Is there something in your life that you have no control over? Have you ever turned in a huge report at work or school and still don’t feel relaxed when you’re done? You may be experiencing stress. That experience is sometimes described as burnout. What is burnout exactly? Psychology Today defines […]

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The Widespread Impact of War

When we hear about events like the war in Ukraine, it can be frightening and overwhelming.  Pandemics, natural disasters and violent tragedies can all stir up a particular primal feeling in humans. War in particular, which can seem so senseless, can be hard to understand. So how does exposure to war affect those going through […]

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