One is More than Zero

Dealing with daily mental health among responsibilities to jobs, family and self is hard enough.  With COVID continuing for an unforeseen period of time, depression and anxiety are on the rise in adults of all ages. Interestingly, adults with a diagnosis of depression or with ongoing depressive-like symptoms have a 64% greater risk of developing […]

Covid-19 Parenting

Parents are facing more uncertainty, challenging decisions, and stress than any other school year with little to no information about what the world will look like in two, three, or even six months from now. Most parents have been tasked with making a decision between distant or hybrid learning that will eventually transition into full-time. […]

The Year of Grace

Finding peace within the storm is always easier said than done. The old saying, “dance in the rain,” is easy if you’re a young child with red colored rain boots, a bright yellow rain jacket, no financial concerns, no health or employment concerns, no isolation, and a safe warm loving home to dry off in. […]

Pass the Crayons!

According to a recent article in AARP Magazine, “Coloring for adults is not just fun and nostalgic; it’s also good for your health” says clinical psychologist Ben Michaelis. In my practice using therapeutic art practices, I also find that clients report a more relaxed state after their session and an easier time expressing themselves verbally. […]

What is Art Therapy and How Can it Help if I Have Depression or Anxiety Symptoms?

The American Art Therapy Association describes art therapy as “a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages.” It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts […]

Dealing with Stress

Most people know the feeling…Stress.  The supervisor had an unrealistic deadline and the coworker teaming with you on the project is out sick… again.  The file was deleted accidentally on the computer during the recent update.  The shipment came in late and didn’t have the most important item you ordered.  To top it off your […]