Current Mental Health News

By UB therapist Natalie Rothstein, LPC Finding a balance between work and personal life can be a challenge for many, but this is such an important balance to strike in order to promote wellness. On top of finding balance between the two, there is also the importance of finding balance within both of those areas.
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“The Twins” at Urban Balance

Urban Balance has the good fortune of having  two identical twin psychotherapists on our team. Laura Brownstone, LCSW specializes in EMDR and mindfulness and Eve Brownstone, LCPC specializes in expressive arts therapies. Eve wrote her Master’s thesis about how being a twin can impact relationship with Self and others. According to Eve, some unique challenges twins face may involve: attachment, separation-individuation
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By Guest Contributor Matthew Jones, MA, LCPC, CADC Therapy is nothing short of transformative. As a life coach and licensed therapist, I recommend that each person enter therapy at least once in their lives. While stigma and fear often prevent people from starting the journey of real self-development, I know that once clients find the correct
By UB therapist David Gershan, PsyD 1. Communication is mankind’s defining characteristic and perhaps our greatest gift. It is a powerful tool that can make or break relationships. Because interpersonal communication is part of every day life and so ingrained within us, we often assume that it is simple and common knowledge. While communicating is
Nick Karegeannes is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. He has 11 years of experience providing psychotherapy in a variety of clinical settings.  Integrating a psychodynamic approach with a focus on experiential and mindfulness-based techniques in the treatment of trauma is his special area of interest. Read
By Guest Contributor Matthew Jones, MA, LCPC, CADC Therapy is often misunderstood. While most people know what it looks like to go to a physician’s office when they’re sick, many individuals have no idea what the process of therapy looks like. Lacking clear expectations for therapy makes initial sessions challenging and anxiety-provoking for first-time clients—especially with
By Guest Contributor Matthew Jones, MA, LPC, CADC American culture worships individuals with narcissistic personalities. We shine the spotlight on grandiose and selfish individuals because we find their outrageous behavior and materialistic success entertaining. The more that average Americans can temporarily escape their challenges to watch someone with blazing conviction, the more empowered they feel to

The Grayness of Grief and Loss

By UB therapist Natalie Rothstein, LPC One of the reasons I feel grief counseling is so valuable and helpful is because there is no singular way to grieve: we all have unique ways of grieving, which at times can make the grieving process feel sad and lonely. As a therapist, I have had the opportunity