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5 Ways to Heal Your Inner Child

      by Carolyn Moriarty, LCPC     As adults, we often overlook a significant aspect of ourselves—the inner child. That younger version of who we once were holds the key to unlocking creativity, healing past wounds, and discovering a deep sense of joy and authenticity within us. What does the “inner child” mean? The inner child is a psychological ... Read More...
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The Link Between ADHD & Body Dysmorphic Disorder

  by Carolyn Moriarty, LCPC     If you are familiar with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), you may think they have nothing in common. After all, one is related to attention and hyperactivity, while the other revolves around body image and self-perception. Surprisingly, research has found significant correlations between the two disorders in regard to ... Read More...
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We Need to Talk About Rape

  – Carolyn Moriarty, LCPC   Rape one of the of the most ubiquitous, prevalent, and invisible issues affecting our society, both currently and historically.  Those who have experienced rape or sexual assault often deal with their crisis silently. This is due in large part to the cultural, social, and psychological barriers that make open discourse about sexual trauma feel stigmatizing ... Read More...
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Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Becomes a Dangerous Obsession

    – Carolyn Moriarty, LCPC   Orthorexia nervosa (ON) describes a type of disordered eating in which an individual becomes preoccupied with consuming only healthy, “clean” foods. Although it is not currently included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) due to a lack of research, it is still recognized by many mental health professionals ... Read More...
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What is Pregnancy OCD?

   – by Madison Di Silvio   Pregnancy OCD is a subtype of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, that consists of intrusive thoughts and ritualistic behavior in an attempt to reduce the level of distress these thoughts cause. Pregnancy OCD is when the sufferer fears getting pregnant or fears that they are pregnant. Often without having penetrative sex. Pregnancy OCD can also be ... Read More...
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