Supporting Our Kids through Trauma

As parents, the job we take most seriously is protecting our children. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, our children and teens sometimes experience traumatic events. Something is considered to be traumatic if it is a scary or dangerous situation that overwhelms a child or teen’s ability to cope.  Traumatic events… Read More

Understanding Panic Disorder

Does having a rapid heart rate, sweating, breathlessness, dizziness, feeling like you’re loosing control seem all too familiar?  If so, you may be experiencing a panic attack.  A panic attack is defined by a sudden rush of fear or discomfort that peaks within ten minutes, and is accompanied by at… Read More

Treating Trauma with EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) is different than other forms of therapy because it targets a whole different area of the brain. Many trauma therapy approaches deal with the logical part of the brain. While these therapies can indeed be helpful to many trauma survivors, they do not necessarily deal… Read More

How to Get the Most Out of Therapy

Calendar alerts, appointments scribbled in planners, email reminders, and alarms are constant reminders that life is busy. Let’s face it: although therapy is extremely beneficial and important, prioritizing the time can be tricky. As you carefully curate your calendar and fight to maximize your appointment, there are a few important… Read More

Why is Therapy Beneficial?

In 2019, the conversation around mental health related issues has grown. In general, people are more comfortable talking about it, and while the talk is a helpful first step, it cannot be the end of the conversation.  Untreated mental health issues can trigger negative behaviors, strained relationships, and a… Read More

Understanding PTSD and Available Treatments

Available Treatments for PTSD in Cranberry Twp, Monroeville & Mt. Lebanon, PA The National Comorbidity Survey Replication estimates that approximately 6.8% of the population will develop Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at some point in life.  Women are more than twice as likely than men to develop symptoms of PTSD… Read More

Marathon Therapy for Couples

Providing Marathon Therapy for Couples in Cranberry Twp, Monroeville and Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania If you’re anything like me, any title that begins with “Marathon”, conjures up immediate reactions like, “Yuck!” “That’s not for me!”, or “Can I take a rain check?” as well as a whole host of uncomfortable emotions… Read More