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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

Find Focus Using ABC’s

By: Cynthia May, MA, LLP, EAC Clinical Specialist — Feeling unsettled lately? Our comfort zone and sense of “normal” daily structure has been disrupted now by months of various changing restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic and observable racial injustices of our policing & court systems.  We watch many grassroots protests with emotional consequences.  Trying to 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

Managing Anxiety While in Quarantine

This is a guest post provided by EAC’s partner, Workplace Options.  Permission to re-post has been given. The isolation you experience from quarantine and mandatory stay-at-home orders can be a major source of anxiety. A global pandemic is a stressful event for everyone and may leave you feeling unbalanced. Even if you do not normally feel anxious, you may be Read More

Focus on What You Can Control

Given the circumstances we are facing right now, it seemed fitting to re-share this post from October.  Now, more than ever, we need to focus on what we can control.  Take care of yourself – both your mind and your body.  We’ll get through this! — The Final Countdown is a movie released in 1980.  It Read More

Create Your Own Happiness

It’s amazing how things have changed in last two weeks.  On the date of my last blog post, COVID-19 was a concern that has turned into an historic event.  Now, more than ever, understanding of how our brain works will make a big difference in our daily lives. The frontal lobe of the brain is Read More