Understanding Postpartum Depression In Men

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Postpartum Depression In Men

Although having a baby is typically a time for celebration, raising a child is never easy. Even though there’s joy in watching your child laugh, saying their first words, or taking their first steps, many new parents struggle with mental health.  In fact, research shows about 10% of fathers suffer from postpartum depression, an affliction that’s sometimes referred to as … Read More

Teen Therapy: What You Should Know

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Teen Therapy

Teen therapy is a critical service for young people all over the country. Although the teenage years are filled with new opportunities and budding freedom, they’re also a time of new anxieties, stress, and emotional and mental development both in and outside of the classroom.  For many, that means it’s a challenging period.  In fact, the World Health Organization estimates … Read More

6 Tips for Postpartum Depression Self Care

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Mother With Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is a common affliction that affects nearly one in seven people after giving birth, research shows. And even more new parents experience the “baby blues,” a period in which the huge hormonal shifts and life changes inside of a couple weeks can create intense sadness and mood swings despite the joys of having a new baby.  Some cases … Read More

What is Postpartum Depression?

tomilynParenting, Pregnancy & Postpartum

As a therapist working with expectant and new moms over the last 15 years, I have seen many women who struggle with mood changes after having a baby. What’s normal vs what isn’t? Within the first 48 hours following delivery, estrogen and progesterone concentrations plummet. These gonadal steroids regulate neurotransmitters in the brain responsible for mood. Between 50-85% of women … Read More

What is DBT?


What is DBT? Dialectical Behavior Therapy is an adaptive form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. CBT focuses on how thinking distortions can lead to emotionally charged reactions, and how to recognize those distortions and reframe them appropriately. DBT differs from CBT in that it is used to heighten an individual’s self-awareness, self-acceptance, and emotional regulation. It is also useful in identifying … Read More

Why Can’t I Seem to “Get Over” My Grief?

Jess SchiermeisterGrief

Grief is a big concept. It’s a difficult concept. It’s something that most people don’t know how to handle, whether they are experiencing grief themselves or witnessing a loved one experience grief. Grief can last a lifetime; typically, grieving individuals receive support from loved ones for the first few months after the death but are then expected to “move on.” … Read More

Thank You For Your Service, Veterans!


May, also known as Military Appreciation Month, is a special month for active duty members, veterans and their families!  What greater honor is there than to serve your country?  This month, and always, we are proud to have veterans, Damien Gabis and Orlando Minniefield, as therapists in our practice! Veterans understand more than anyone what it means to put others … Read More