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 […]
The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time to finalize plans with family and friends. Yet with the recent spike in coronavirus cases across the country, the usual plans are going to look a lot different this year. For many families, this will lead to hard decisions about where to go, who […]
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.
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.
It’s normal to feel sad or blue at times; this is a normal reaction to life’s ups and downs. But if you are feeling overwhelmed by a sense of despair and hopelessness that doesn’t seem to end, you may be dealing with depression.
Sound Mind Therapy expresses appreciation to all essential workers – from grocery store employees to truck drivers to health care workers – who are serving our communities during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We understand that this is a stressful and overwhelming time, and we applaud your courage!
You may currently be working from home and unable to interact with co-workers, or separated from close family members and friends due to coronavirus restrictions. Whatever your circumstances, it’s likely that you are experiencing feelings of isolation due to the need for social distancing.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a common type of psychotherapy that focuses on how a person’s thoughts, attitudes and beliefs affect their feelings and behaviors. CBT emphasizes the need to identify, challenge and change how a person views a stressful situation. It’s a popular treatment method due to its quick, evidence-based effectiveness and affordability.