Mental health

How Dopamine Effects Us

July 22, 2021

Dopamine effects us in many ways. It is the chemical in the brain that regulates emotion, cognition, and motivation. It also influences how people perceive pain, create memories and learn new skills.  While it is… Continue reading

What’s Your Attachment Style?

July 15, 2021

What’s attachment theory?  Developed in the 1930s by psychologists John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth, attachment theory explains how we form relationships with others. Your relationship with your parents, or your primary caregiver, affects your relationship… Continue reading

5 Steps to Self-Care

June 17, 2021

While stress is a normal part of our daily lives, it can build up and cause many mental and physical health problems. That’s why we believe self-care is an essential part of any mental wellness… Continue reading

What is Self Care?

May 27, 2021

#Selfcare Self care has become a buzzword in popular mental health culture lately. #Selfcare is all over social media: embroidery with snarky-yet-positive slogans, cute drawings of melancholy animals hugging each other, and reminders to moisturize… Continue reading

Why Vulnerability is a Strength

May 13, 2021

Misconceptions About Vulnerability What are your initial thoughts when you think about vulnerability? Many of us might associate vulnerability with feelings of fear, uncertainty or shame. We may have been taught not to allow ourselves… Continue reading

5 Ways to Cope With Trauma

May 6, 2021

We develop trauma as an emotional response to a negative life-changing event. Trauma can form from occurrences like an accident, death, sexual assault, natural disaster, or any other type of disturbing experience. Before we can… Continue reading

3 Ways Therapy Can Help With Depression

April 15, 2021

Each year, an estimated 17 million adults suffer from depression. Depression is a serious mental health condition that involves prolonged feelings of sadness or hopelessness, and a loss of interest in things we once enjoyed.… Continue reading

How to Make Changes in Your Life

March 4, 2021

By Michael McColley, CFT Graduate Intern As human beings, we are often propelled to find what feels “best,” “right,” and “healthy” for our lives. While words like these may seem helpful, they can often be… Continue reading