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 ]

Make This Year Different

A new year is upon us and you may have heard the similar phrase of “New Year. New Me”. The start of another year can welcome a fresh start for creating new routines, establishing new goals, or refining previous goals that we put an extended pause on. Regardless of where you find yourself on this journey, following through on your...[ read more ]

Think Healthier Thoughts…with 1 text a day

Digital mental health services, like BetterHelp and Talkspace have been on the rise for several years. There’s a new service that’s offering a different type of mental health support to users called Cope Notes.  Cope Notes is a digital subscription service that uses daily text messages to improve mental and emotional health. Their positive psychology-based, trauma-informed messages contain psychology facts,...[ read more ]

Happy Minds at Home

Learning ways to incorporate mental health habits at home is so important. For children, it can be very difficult to identify the exact instances where they first experienced trauma, such as, rejection from a caregiver, bullying, struggles with body image, life transitions or abuse. This is where we, as adults, come in and play the greatest role in supporting and...[ read more ]

“Happy” Holidays…Addressing Stress and The Upcoming Holiday Season

The COVID-19 Pandemic has led to an increase in the amount and intensity of the stress that we are all feeling. With the holiday season right around the corner, this can be an even more stressful time. Identifying and using healthy coping strategies can help to change our perception of the stressors (i.e. family, work, worrying about your and your...[ read more ]

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