Mind & Body

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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Surviving Perfectionism

By Jennifer Pitman, LCSW Marcus is an incredibly intelligent 16 year old who attends a highly competitive school. He has always loved playing basketball, but now wants to quit despite his talent and love for the game. Always a very smart child, Marcus frequently delves into topics of interest to him, but when it comes…
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