Mind & Body

Breaking Down Barriers: Understanding Men’s Mental Health

by Liza Ibrahim, LPC Mental health is an integral component of overall well-being, yet it remains shrouded in stigma, particularly for men. Throughout history, societal expectations have compelled men to suppress emotions, leading to a significant gap in our comprehension of men’s mental health needs. Consequently, there’s a concerning disparity in suicide rates, substance abuse,…
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Embracing Neurodiversity: Unlocking Potential through Neuropsychological Evaluation

by Nicole Garcia, PhD Neurodiversity embraces the rich spectrum of cognitive diversity present in the human population. It acknowledges and celebrates the inherent differences in the way individuals process information, communicate, and navigate the world. From distinct learning styles to varied emotional expressions, neurodiversity recognizes that each mind is unique, adding to the intricate spectrum…
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Shining a Light on Women’s Mental Health: Combating Perinatal Depression

By Jennifer Pitman, LCSW March is Women’s History Month, a dedicated time to recognize the many incredible contributions women have made, and continue to make, in American history, society and culture. It’s also an opportunity to focus on women’s health and the unique experience of being a woman.  According to the Office on Women’s Health…
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Five Moves to Try When You’re Feeling Frazzled

by Danielle Taylor, PsyD The holidays can be a wonderful and stressful time for many people. All of the merriment, especially for those creating the magic can take a toll on the mind and body! Thanks to the work of many mental health professionals such as Deb Dana, Peter Levine, and Bessel van der Kolk,…
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What is Neurodiversity?

by Danielle Taylor, PsyD In the 1990’s, Judy Singer, an Australian sociologist, created the term neurodiversity to capture the notion that all brains are different, these differences make the human species more versatile and flexible, and these differences should be celebrated rather than labeled as deficits. Having people with different operating systems that guide how…
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Coping with Trauma & Holding Healthy Boundaries: Before, During & After the Holidays

By Kailani Akana Murphy, LSW There’s no place like home for the holidays. Many people have loving memories from this time of year, but what if home doesn’t look like the Hallmark card your neighbor gave you or the latest Netflix movie that comes up trending on your recommended list? Though it can be a…
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