Current Mental Health News


Written by Valerie Davis, LPC Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation we all face, now is an especially important time to practice self-care and tend to your mental well-being. The recent requirements for social distancing, as well as the virus itself, can increase feelings of fear, loneliness, anxiety, and sadness. Protect yourself by making

A Pandemic of Grief

Written by Chelsea Alarcon, LPC Due to the worldwide coronavirus emergency, millions of people are losing people and things that they deeply love, need, and/or desire. Due to these losses, grief is something that many of us are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic (if we were not already facing it prior). Many of these COVID-19-specific

The Power of Gratitude

Written by Valerie Davis, LPC “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” -William Arthur Ward In America, we choose one day out of the year as the time to give thanks and identify all that we have to be grateful for- good ole thanksgiving
Written by Michael Maloney, LCPC COVID-19 (coronavirus) has been sweeping the news and we are seeing and feeling the impacts of a pandemic.  Many places are starting to either close, have limited hours, or add new safety precautions.  Many work places are encouraging and/or requiring their employees to work from home. Schools have been shutting
Kimberly Stapert is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Eastern Michigan University in 1997. Since then, Kimberly has worked with individuals, teens, families, and couples in a variety of clinical settings.  Kimberly works at our new Dallas — Frisco office, you can read her full bio here! To make
Written by Kelly Couture, MEd, LPC-S The idea of having a new baby can bring about many emotions; excitement, fear, joy, anxiety, and uncertainty, to name a few.  Many new mothers and fathers decide to take classes to prepare for their new family member or seek guidance from friends, family, blogs, and webpages.  Obtaining as

Bedtime: Get those ZZZZZZ’s!

Written by Kelly Couture, MEd, LPC-S Everyday, I hear people say things like, “I wish I could just take a nap” or “I am running on fumes!”  Maybe you feel that way too!  If so, you are not alone.  Studies suggest that one out of three Americans do not get enough sleep.  In fact, on
Sarah Matsko is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been in the field of mental health since 2004. She received her Master’s degree from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois Chicago and is certified in Perinatal Mental Health. Her therapeutic style is grounded in systems theory and she takes a strengths-based approach with
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