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What Is Trauma and How We Can Help

By Melanie Brosnan, LCPC Overcoming Trauma. Experiencing trauma is undoubtedly scary and life-changing. It can cause someone to have overwhelming feelings of sadness, anger, confusion, guilt, and self-blame. The National Council for Behavioral Health reports more than two-thirds of Americans have experienced some type of trauma in their lives. Traumatic events can include: Physical abuse, …

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Supporting Your Kids During the Pandemic

By Melanie Brosnan, LCPC The Pandemic | Parent Support. This is Part 2 of our series on helping children cope with the pandemic. As described in Part 1 of this blog, supporting our children is essential during these challenging times. Children rely on parents for strength and guidance. Children are resilient and, most of the …

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When it Comes to Calming Anxiety, Practice Makes Perfect

5 Ways to Calm Yourself When you are Feeling Anxious. Have you ever practiced calming your anxious thoughts and feelings? If not, it might be time to come up with a routine to lessen your anxiety. It isn’t uncommon, especially during the current COVID pandemic, for the uncertainty around so many aspects of life to …

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Conquer Negative Thinking

What is ‘Filtering Thoughts’? Did you know that much of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has to do with thoughts and what is considered, unproductive or problematic, thinking? These types of thoughts typically yield unpleasant results such as emotional distress, further unproductive thought patterns, or even unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy coping mechanisms. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy …

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Going Back to School: Managing Emotions During Times of Uncertainty

By Melanie Brosnan, LCPC The Pandemic | Parent Support. This is Part 1 of our series on helping children cope with the pandemic. As summer break comes to an end and parents begin thinking about the school year, it is natural to think about the routines that are associated with school, sports, and weekend leisure …

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