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 […]
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.
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.
When public crises occur – such as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – it’s normal to experience anxiety and even fear. These situations can cause us to feel powerless, even though the likelihood of being infected by a virus like COVID-19 is statistically very low. In a large, globally interconnected world, we simply cannot control the outcome […]
Recently, we blogged about how to know when you should schedule individual counseling with a professional therapist. Common signs include unhealthy patterns of sadness or anger, feeling overwhelmed, experiencing a devastating loss or trauma, and avoiding people and activities that you enjoy.
The stigma surrounding counseling is something that’s still very common in our society, despite many advances in the field of mental health. At Sound Mind Therapy, a licensed professional therapist will partner with you to explore new perspectives and unwind unhealthy cycles of thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
In our family therapy sessions, we see many parents who struggle with the challenges of parenting teenagers. Teens are well-known for their tendency to act in an irrational, impulsive or even dangerous way – something that can completely confuse and frustrate even the most well-meaning moms and dads. At times, it can seem like teens […]
Gratitude is defined as the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. It has been said that gratitude is directly correlated to one’s happiness, and research has now proven this link. In his book Thanks!: How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier, Dr. Robert Emmons demonstrates […]
Being a parent isn’t easy but with the right tools, from self-care to counseling, you can overcome challenges with your children. Here are a few insights from our therapists.