Current Mental Health News


Depression In Teens

Written by Laurel Edinburgh, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner It’s normal for teens to experience depression at some point during their adolescence. But remember that depression in teens is treatable. The symptoms of depression in adolescents may be different than those in adults. Recognizing the full range of symptoms of depression is an important first step. Depression
Written by Allison Steckbeck, LPC During this time of global stress and grief, self-care is more important than ever. Yet so many of our self-care routines and rituals are no longer accessible to us. Many of us are likely struggling to feel grounded during such an uncertain time. I’ve created a list below of self
Written by Erynn Besser, LPC As we slowly move into the second month of social distancing, we are working hard to maintain both physical and mental health. There are numerous ways our lives have shifted and social distancing is an experience we never thought we’d have. With the majority of businesses and institutions closed, our daily lives
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
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