Interview with Dr. Chloe Carmichael, Psychologist and Author

Disclosure: Following this interview, Dr. Carmichael asked me to do some freelance work with her practice, and I accepted. That is not really relevant to this blog post, but I am sharing for transparency. I connected with Dr. Chloe when I did a panel on clinical practice through Therapists Connect. In her presentation, she talkedContinue reading “Interview with Dr. Chloe Carmichael, Psychologist and Author”

How To Host a Holiday Feast Without Letting Anxiety Get the Best of You

Thank you again to Julie Morris, writer and coach, for sharing some tips for hosting and cooking for the holidays! Although there are positives to families coming together, Julie helps anyone dealing with anxiety related to hosting. There are people who look forward to hosting holiday parties with joyful anticipation – and then there areContinue reading “How To Host a Holiday Feast Without Letting Anxiety Get the Best of You”

App Review: Clear Fear

From the makers of Calm Harm comes yet another fantastic app! Clear Fear was created to help users manage anxiety and understand their thoughts and feelings. The app teaches you, “The fear or threat of anxiety is like a strong gust of wind, it drags you in and makes you want to fight it orContinue reading “App Review: Clear Fear”

Interview with Dr. Regine Galanti, Psychologist and Author

Dr. Galanti is a psychologist who practices in New York. She started a private practice that currently has four mental health providers who work primarily with children and adolescents. She also does parenting consultations and work to help the adults caring for her clients be the best parents they can be. In March 2020, sheContinue reading “Interview with Dr. Regine Galanti, Psychologist and Author”

Dare App Review

While no app can replace therapy, there are some great options to learn more about mental health. Dare has an option for a paid upgrade, but the free version is fantastic. Choose what you are struggling with, and you are presented with education about each topic presented by a soothing voice. You can choose howContinue reading “Dare App Review”

Virtual Fidgets

Fidget spinners and cubes exploded in popularity a few years ago. Initially, this was fantastic because it meant that neuro-divergent children (and adults) could incorporate fidgeting and stimming into their lives in a way that was not ridiculed or mocked by those around them. Of course, like with most fads that kids get into, eventuallyContinue reading “Virtual Fidgets”

Giftedness: Anxiety With Better Branding

Today I would like to share a personal story. When I was a kid, I loved to read. I mean, I loved to read. I brought books out to recess, I stayed up late with a flashlight under my covers, I watched almost no television. I think it was the fifth grade when my schoolContinue reading “Giftedness: Anxiety With Better Branding”

Flashback Stopping

A common symptom of trauma is flashbacks, or re-experiencing a traumatic event. Flashbacks can feel very real, and it can seem like the event is happening all over again. I created a worksheet with prompts to help someone pull themselves out of a flashback, made so that individuals can choose which prompts are most beneficialContinue reading “Flashback Stopping”

Thoughts On Self-Diagnosing

Many people struggle to acknowledge when they are having trouble with their mental health, and this happens for a few reasons. First, stigma about what it means to have mental illness can put people in denial about their symptoms. They don’t want to be labeled “crazy” or “unstable.” Second, mental health is health that relatesContinue reading “Thoughts On Self-Diagnosing”