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Positive Affirmations and OCD

  As a clinician 8 years removed from graduate school, I have encouraged, and more than likely, annoyed a lot of people with the concept of affirmations. Positive affirmations to be precise. Because, honestly, what’s not to love about encouraging ourselves, reminding ourselves that we are capable, resilient, and worthy of love! Well, if those already are difficult words to ... Read More ...
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Burned Out and Overstimulated: Holiday Edition

Carolyn Moriarty, LCPC The holiday season is filled with expectations. Fueled by idyllic scenes depicted in movies and social media postings, our imaginations can run wild with ideas of how things should be.  Annoyingly, how things should be is rarely how things actually are. Don’t stress if you feel that the holiday season has been, well, stressful. Everybody has a ... Read More ...
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Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)

By Megan Pajak, LPC You know when a song just will not get out of your head until you listen to it for what feels like a gazillion times? It is intrusive and unwanted! Research has shown that when individuals try to suppress something such as an intrusive thought, or in this case a song, it comes back with more intensity next time and repeat. Now can ... Read More ...
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Midlife Eating Disorders

Carolyn Moriarty, LCPC   Eating disorders are stereotypically associated with teenage girls or young women. To be fair, this presumption is based in some truth. Prevalence of eating disorders are twice as high among women as men, with the average age of onset being between 18 and 21 (Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2010). While ... Read More ...
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Suppressing Emotions – What you want to know about bottling emotions + a healthier alternative

by Martin Prete, LCPC Suppressing Emotions or Storing Tough Emotions and a Healthier Alternative It’s no secret that feeling negative emotions can be intense, uncomfortable, and draining. As humans, emotions are naturally a part of us, whether we like them to be or not. This may be difficult to accept sometimes, especially if we endure long bouts of the not ... Read More ...
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