All About Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

Contributed By: Dr. Ashton Peltz Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is a one-on-one form of psychotherapy that is rooted in other evidence-based therapies; however, it is shown to achieve more rapid benefits. This approach helps decrease the effects of trauma and other psychological stressors. ART was developed utilizing the foundations of Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in combination with directive guidelines...[ read more ]

Toxic Positivity and What Does It Mean?

What is Toxic Positivity? "Good vibes only. Just stay positive. Look on the bright side!" We have all heard these comments before when going through a difficult time, but what do they really mean and are they helpful? While these statements likely have good intentions, this can often lead to individuals feeling like they are not allowed to have painful...[ read more ]

How EMDR Can Help Anxiety

By Dallas Trese, MA EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a type of therapy where a trained therapist works with a client to alleviate physical, emotional, and mental reactions caused by painful memories. EMDR takes place over the course of 6-12 sessions and aims to re-work the brain's compartmentalization of the negative feelings associated with painful memories. EMDR is...[ read more ]

Creating Healthy Relationships and Learning to Set Personal Boundaries

In any relationship, there are two types of people - over-functioners (OFs) and under-functioners (UFs). A basic understanding of this difference and how it plays in your life with others is the first step to creating the type of balanced relationships we all want and strive for. An imbalance of met needs is common in many relationships whether it is...[ read more ]

Back to School Anxiety

Obviously, the COVID-19 pandemic created a great deal of disruption in our lives. Our children were also impacted as they were forced to make significant adjustments to their daily routine, with the biggest adjustment being the transition to virtual learning. A lack of structure and uncertainty can be anxiety provoking for any adults, it is even more so for kids....[ read more ]

Back to College Anxiety

This fall, as millions of students arrive at college campuses across the U.S., so will waves of uncertainty for students and their families. 6,600 COVID-19 cases can be traced back to an estimated 270 colleges and universities, according to a recent survey by The New York Times. Some anxiety will be normal during this back-to-school process. Leaving home is an even greater stressor for student...[ read more ]

Military Veterans and Mental Health

Many people wrongfully believe that Veterans only seek out therapy because they struggle with PTSD due to some exposure to combat. This is an assumption in the general public and one that is just not true. While there are Veterans for which this is the case, many of the Veterans I see in my practice as a clinical psychologist are...[ read more ]

The Psychology of Networking

According to the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, nearly one in four of Florida’s business calls Tampa home. It is home to 19 corporate headquarters with over $1 billion in annual revenue, eight of which are Fortune 1000 companies. Tampa is also the location of choice for nearly 500 foreign-owned companies representing over 40 nations. The Tampa Bay area’s population,...[ read more ]

The Surprising Mental Toll of COVID-19

It was just over a year ago that our lives changed in unimaginable ways due to COVID-19. Researchers are investigating the impacts of stress induced by the pandemic and some of the findings have been surprising. The findings suggest that the devastation reaches far beyond the lives lost or economic disruption. We are only now beginning to understand the impact...[ read more ]

How a Morning Routine Improves Your Mental Health

As life changed without any notice, it became even more clear to me how impactful a solid morning routine is. As I grow as a human and entrepreneur, my morning routine continues to evolve. This routine has consistently allowed me to feel mentally healthy throughout the full duration of a workday. It is important to remember that what works for...[ read more ]

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