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What Do You Really Want?

By Cynthia May, MA, LLP, EAC Clinical Specialist – Has anyone ever asked you “what do you want?” And did you have an answer? (Okay, besides winning millions in the lottery.) Knowing the true answer to that question can change the direction of your whole life. You’ll have the direction to manifest the experience you Read More

Archetypes and What We Can Learn From Them

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – An archetype is a representative example of something and may be used as a default mental image. In personality, they are universal models of people, behavior, or personality that plays a role in influencing our human behavior. Carl Jung was well known for working Read More

How to Know if your Child or Teen is Stressed

By: Karen R. Thompson, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Children and teens experience stress just like adults do. With increasing demands related to academic performance and extra-curricular activities, kids can become overly stressed as they try to manage their busy schedules. Some common stressors for kids of all ages include: Conflict with friends, Read More

June is Pride Month

This is a guest post provided by Cherry Health.  Permission to re-post has been given. It is LGBTQ+ Pride month. You may see an abundance of rainbow flags flying or people showing their support on social media. It’s not just about rainbows though. Pride month is about honoring the 1969 Stonewall riots , a response to police Read More

Understanding Anger and Strategies to Manage It

By: Nanette Kerwick, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Most human beings get angry. We are naturally emotional creatures. Anger is experienced as a spectrum, from mild irritation to rage. Like other emotions, anger causes physiological and biological changes. Heart rate and blood pressure increase, as do levels of energy hormones (adrenaline and non-adrenaline.) Read More

The Benefits of Gratitude

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist A Harvard Medical School article explains gratitude as “…a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives. As a result, gratitude also helps people connect to something larger than themselves as individuals, whether Read More

May – Mental Health Awareness Month

By: Nanette Kerwick, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The importance of mental health awareness month is to raise awareness and reduce the stigma that so many people experience. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, statistics revealed that one in five American adults lived with a diagnosable mental health condition. Read More

Find a Hobby That Makes You Happy

By:  Natalie Parker, Lead Intake Specialist – We’ve reached over a year now in the pandemic. However, for me, it has felt like it has been several years due to the increase in anxiety and stress. In the recent year, I have experienced my stress and anxiety increase steadily, sometimes making it hard to sleep Read More