3 Common Misconceptions About Therapy

February 10, 2021By Jane AdesGeneral

Until quite recently, people were uncomfortable discussing therapy because of the stigma attached by our society. As a result, there are still some fairly big misconceptions about it. Here are 3 of the most common misconceptions about therapy to help you feel more comfortable and hopefully, take that step to seek treatment. It’s Just Like … Read More

How to Recover from Infidelity

January 18, 2021By Jane AdesCouples/Marriage

In my time as a marriage counselor, there is probably one statement I have heard more than any other, and that is, “I just don’t think I will ever get over this.” This statement is often said by my clients who have recently learned their spouse has had an affair. The second most common phrase … Read More

What is Positive Parenting?

January 10, 2021By Jane AdesParenting

“Because I said so!!” How many times did your parents say this phrase to you? How often were you spanked as a child? How much yelling was there in your house growing up? It’s safe to say that parenting styles have changed over the years. While spanking may have been deemed okay years ago, most … Read More

Tis the Season to Be

December 31, 2020By Jane AdesAnxiety, Mindfulness

Tis the Season to Be…… Anxious, Overwhelmed, Uncertain, Frenetic, and YES, Merry “Uncertainty is the only certainty there is. Knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.” (John Allen Paulos, Mathematics Professor, Temple University) With the uncertain timing of receiving the Covid-19 vaccine and financial and emotional stressors, the winter holidays come readily … Read More

Reading Through the Pandemic: Put Anxiety to Rest

November 30, 2020By Jane AdesGeneral

You’re so focused on the ever-present uncertain and chaotic reality of the day, that you forget how wonderful it can be to steep yourself in the magic of books. Reading offers an escape from your current thoughts. Thoughts of the drawn-out election, fears and uncertain hope about the new vaccines coming out, isolation and loneliness … Read More

Fighting Loneliness During Quarantine

November 22, 2020By Jane AdesGeneral

Not many of us have ever experienced the kind of isolation that this COVID-19 pandemic has brought about. While quarantine for some has been a welcomed break from the hustle and bustle of life and a chance to spend more quality time with the family, for others it has been an incredibly lonely experience away … Read More

How Mindfulness Can Ease Anxiety

November 11, 2020By Alicia H. Clark, PsyDAnxiety, Mindfulness

By Alicia H. Clark, PsyD It starts with noticing what and how you feel—and it’s simpler than you think. Before we can understand how to use mindfulness for anxiety, it is important to first understand what mindfulness is. One of the best definitions of mindfulness comes from Berkeley’s Center for Greater Good, “Mindfulness means maintaining … Read More