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Team sports vs. solo exercise: Which is better for your mental health?

By Bethany Bray: Professional counselors often recommend exercise to clients as a way to improve mood and overall wellness. In addition to boosting serotonin, a neurotransmitter connected to feelings of well-being, exercise offers the chance to unplug from the busyness of daily life and process one’s thoughts.A recent journal study in The Lancet Psychiatry takes that recommendation one step further,... More

Identifying Suicidal Signs

By Darcy Haag Granello & Dr. Paul F. Granello: When someone in your life is thinking about suicide, it can seem overwhelming.  You may be unsure of what to do next, may not know whether to take the talk of suicide seriously, or may fear that something you say or do will make it worse. The... More

How to Help a Child With an Anxiety Disorder

By Perri Klass, M.D. (NY Times): When worrying gets in the way of a child’s functioning, parents need to get help rather than arranging the child’s life to avoid the occasions of anxiety.Anxiety disorders, the most common mental health problems in children and adolescents, often go untreated while children suffer, even though there are effective treatments... More

What is the actual EMDR session like?

Article by EMDRIA including Excerpts  from: F. Shapiro & M.S. Forrest (2004) EMDR: The Breakthrough Therapy for Anxiety, Stress and Trauma. New York: BasicBooks. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that... More