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

Mental Health Therapy for Frontline Workers

October 4, 2020By Jane AdesGeneral

None of us were prepared for the global pandemic we find ourselves in. Not parents, teachers, and certainly not the healthcare workers around the country. Doctors and nurses suddenly found themselves working double shifts to care for sick people. As the rest of the world went into lockdown and people stayed home, safe and sound, … Read More

Choosing Action: Moving Past Fear and Loneliness

October 1, 2020By Jane AdesAnxiety, General, Lonliness

We are in strange times, indeed. The pandemic has stretched seven months already and there’s talk of its extending at least another six. The days seem endless, yet the time flies by. Where are the projects that we so eagerly began in the spring? Gardening, painting, reading, gourmet cooking—some started, many still in a state of incompletion. This isn’t the time to get angry at yourself, however. There have been enough ups and downs in our world, that we certainly don’t need to create more in our own lives.

The Benefits of Online Therapy

October 1, 2020By Jane AdesGeneral, Telehealth

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in innumerable ways. But, as stressful as this lockdown has been for most of us, we have learned much about ourselves as individuals and as a nation. Another silver lining that has emerged from this crisis is a new awareness and embracing of treatment tools that have been … Read More

How to Cope with the Stress and Anxiety Caused by COVID-19

September 15, 2020By Jane AdesAnxiety, General

If you’re like most people, you are doing your best to stay calm during COVID-19 pandemic. But that can feel incredibly difficult at times. When not worrying about friends and loved one’s health, there’s also the conflicting information provided by the media and the economic ramifications of the virus that have people on edge. Signs … Read More

Tips for Coping with Social Isolation

September 7, 2020By Jane AdesGeneral

Humans are social creatures and we don’t do well in isolation. That’s exactly why state penitentiaries punish prisoners by putting them into solitary confinement. It causes them great mental anguish. Many of us have felt like prisoners in solitary confinement over the last couple of months because of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown. And … Read More

Therapy vs. Antidepressants – Which One is Better?

August 3, 2020By Jane AdesGeneral

If you are someone who has been experiencing depression, you may recognize that you need help, but you may be confused as to what therapies will work best for you. In today’s world, where there seems to be a pill to treat pretty much everything, many people assume that a prescribed antidepressant is the best … Read More

Are You Doing Self-Care All Wrong?

July 24, 2020By Jane AdesGeneral

The topic of self-care is one that has been discussed openly and often over the past decade. But for many, the concept of self-care is one that is still a bit mysterious, if not downright confusing. What Is Self-Care? First, self-care is a practice and a commitment we make to ourselves. It is any activity … Read More