What is Postpartum Depression?

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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?

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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?

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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!

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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