Have you seen psychology terms pop up in your social media feed, or noticed friends discussing mental health topics online? Due to the ongoing pandemic, mental health issues are top-of-mind for many people, with the result that there is a lot of misinformation floating around online. These half-truths are known as “pop psychology.”
Studies show that mental health continues to worsen among all age groups, and it’s not just fallout from this year’s pandemic. There are several factors contributing to the increase, but one thing is clear: many individuals, both young and old, are not receiving the care they need. Here are a few recent statistics that help us understand where we are with mental […]
Many of us are on edge because of coronavirus and the ongoing uncertainty and disruption to our daily lives. In our practice, we have seen that many parents are having a harder time dealing with the stress associated with COVID-19 than their children. On the flip side, kids that are experiencing anxiety may inadvertently be […]
Did you know anxiety may have a genetic link? Anxiety is a complex condition that is influenced by many factors but unlike some traits such as eye color, hair color and facial features, anxiety is not always easy to trace through family lines.
All families experience challenging times, and often parents, siblings and even grandparents, aunts and uncles are able to help. Yet there are other times when the problems within the family last for months and even years. If you have begun to notice any of the following signs, your family might benefit from professional family therapy.
Are you someone who has navigated the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic with relative ease, while friends and family members have been stressed and unable to cope? Or vice versa? Your response is likely strongly linked to your personality type, according to a recent study by researchers at Nixplay, a digital photo frame company. Their […]
Psychology Today describes professional therapy as “driver’s education for the mind.” It’s a great analogy because just as it’s difficult for a teenager to know how to avoid a car accident when they are new and haven’t been taught proper driving technique, it’s difficult for someone who suffers from depression to manage difficult emotions without […]
Sound Mind Therapy is pleased to offer virtual counseling sessions for those clients who prefer not to visit our office due to the coronavirus outbreak. We are having great success with virtual appointments and want to raise awareness of this option by answering some commonly asked questions.
With the spread of COVID-19 cancelling social activities well into the new year, what are you doing with your free time? Are you tackling that long-neglected junk drawer or reading that novel that has been gathering dust on the shelf for years? If not, you’re not alone.
Social media is currently rife with posts and memes debating the pros and cons of mask-wearing. Some argue that wearing a mask protects the health of our communities, while others counter that face mask requirements infringe on personal liberties. Wearing a mask has become a strange new litmus test for mutuality these days.