May 31, 2019
Talking with your patients about anxiety
Anxiety has become so common in our society that it is easier than ever to miss the signs and symptoms. Comments like “that makes me so anxious” or “I had a panic attack” can be heard in casual conversations with enough frequency it can be hard to know the degree to which the speaker is in fact clinically suffering. Unfortunately, while it may be socially acceptable to loosely use the term “anxious” or “panic,” a stigma around talking about our real mental health symptoms persists.
April 12, 2019
The roles of the integrative mental health provider
Practicing in an integrative setting as a mental health provider requires the practitioner to diversify their skill set and develop flexibility in how we work with patients. In one day, an integrative mental health provider may lead to group education and support to patients living with stress-related illnesses, work with a patient experiencing a depressive disorder…
July 27, 2018
An integrative framework for prevention and treatment of suicidality
Your patient presents for his annual wellness exam. He is a relatively healthy Caucasian male in his late 40s. He is married with three children. In the past, he has identified his professional life as an executive as a stressor. Physically, he is moderately overweight and has presented with back problems in the past.
Feb 28, 2017
Emotional maintenance: When to call a mental health therapist
The last thing you want to do when you’re feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed is to put another “to-do” on your calendar instead of just getting under the covers or zoning out on your couch. You may even wonder if telling someone the same old story you’ve been telling your friends and family will actually make anything better.
Jan 11, 2017
In 2017, narrow focus to small, manageable steps for a better you
Once the holiday season is over, parents are exhausted. And then before we know it, we have to think about turning the page on a new year. How do you fit one more thing into your schedule? How many times have we all set New Year’s resolutions only to break them before the first thaw?