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2020 Vision for Wellness

The most common time that people pause to reflect on the patterns in their life that promote wellness is the start of a new year. Whether you are an optimist that leans toward the possibilities of positive change, or someone who tends to view life with a pessimistic...

EMDR Goes Public

The popular TV show Grey’s Anatomy recently aired an episode tackling the difficult subject of trauma and its long-lasting impact. What was also introduced to many viewers was a specific kind of trauma therapy called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing...

What is OCD?

  Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder that affects people of all ages and walks of life, and occurs when a person gets caught in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are unwanted, intrusive thoughts, images, or urges that...

Helping a Child Who Has Experienced a Traumatic Event

Whenever a child is exposed to a traumatic event, caregivers and loved ones often struggle to know how to help. Parenting a child or youth who has experienced trauma can be isolating. It may seem that no one else understands what your family is going through or how to...

Improve Your Sleep

If you struggle with insomnia or have difficulty staying asleep, you know all too well the toll it can take on your mental health. In fact the framework for good mental health starts with sleep as this is the time when the brain and body repair itself. The American...