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Beating Decision Fatigue During COVID-19

By: Karen Thompson, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, SAP, EAC Clinical Specialist – We all deal with making hundreds of decisions every day. Some are small decisions like what to eat for dinner, and other decisions are major ones and have more impact on our lives. The more decisions we make over the course of a day, Read More

7 Tips for Navigating the 2020 Election Season

By: Karen Thompson, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, SAP, EAC Clinical Specialist – Relentless TV ads, social media posts, and election yard signs popping up on neighbor’s lawns are all reminding us that it is election season. According to a survey by the American Psychological Association, 52% of adults identified the last presidential election in 2016 as Read More

October – Depression Awareness Month

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – October is National Depression Awareness Month. It is an opportunity to understand more about the disease, to recognize the symptoms, and to focus on the resources available. According to The American Psychiatric Association, “Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects Read More

Suicide is Preventable

By: Nanette Kerwick, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC EAC Clinical Specialist – September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month – an opportunity to raise awareness about suicide and highlight the resources available. Did you know that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US (pre Covid-19)? For every successful suicide, 25 were attempted. It is Read More

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

By: Nanette Kerwick, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC EAC Clinical Specialist — Do you wonder what the word therapy or counseling really means? Do you feel uncomfortable with the thought of talking to someone about your personal business? While there are stories about people who have been wronged by a therapist, most therapists are trustworthy and take Read More

The Benefits of Teletherapy

By: Karen Thompson, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, SAP, EAC Clinical Specialist — Online therapy or teletherapy has quickly become a valuable resource in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Most behavioral health provider groups and EAP’s are now offering this option to clients.  Health insurers are also seeing the value and have increased their coverage for Read More

Be Courageous

By: Beth Hambleton, Practice Manager – Recently, I attended my first all day virtual leadership conference.  The primary focus of the conference was all about COURAGE. At first, I thought, this is going to be a very long day. And what more could I possibly learn about courage that I didn’t already know? And, frankly, Read More

Adapting to Change

By: Karen Thompson, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, SAP, EAC Clinical Specialist — “She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.” –Elizabeth Edwards Never in recent history has society been transformed as extensively as it has done under influence of COVID-19.    What is currently happening around the world Read More

COVID-19 and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

By: Nanette Kerwick, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC EAC Clinical Specialist — How are you feeling?  Overwhelmed?  Scared?  Drained?  We are all stressed by the pandemic. Unless you have been involved in dealing with a possible pandemic before, all of what we are experiencing is totally new to us. Part of the explanation for the physical, as Read More

A New Schedule for a New Norm

By:  Natalie Parker, EAC Intake Specialist — Since March, I have been experiencing anxiety, stress, sleeplessness, and lack of motivation due to the loss of control. Loss of control of my schedule. Loss of control on where and when I can go outside of my home.  Loss of control on if I can visit friends Read More