5 Things You Should Do for a Better Quality of Life

Guest Post by Dorothy Watson, Mental Wellness Center We all have a few bad habits — but sometimes a minor behavioral pattern can morph into a larger one that affects your quality of life. Consider looking for ways to improve your outlook if you notice yourself engaging in any of the habits listed below. If… Read more »


Types of Therapies for Mental Health: A Biopsychosocial Approach

Mental health treatment has typically focused on medications and therapy as gold standards for interventions. Most of our research is also highly focused on therapy and medications, giving it the stamp of ‘FDA approved’ and ‘evidence-based’. Unfortunately, this rather narrow approach to a myriad of diagnoses, including depression, anxiety, OCD, mood disorders, tics, ADHD, and… Read more »


Rejoice, Recreate, and Rejuvenate: Tips for Success in 2022

The field of psychology has advanced in so many ways to help us focus on happiness, well-being, positivity, and joy. As we attempt to recover from two years of intense stress related to covid, masking, social isolation, and remote online participation, we must seek strategies to boost our spirits and mental health. An important question is: What is happiness,… Read more »


Neurofeedback for Depression & Other Mental Health Issues

When we struggle with depression, sleep, anxiety, ADHD, and OCD, we typically think of traditional talk therapy and/or medications as the first option to consider from the different types of therapies offered for mental health. Mental health struggles affect millions across the world each year, and individuals struggling with attention, fatigue, low motivation, and blue… Read more »


Easy Mental Wellness Tips for Work-From-Home Parents

Easy Mental Wellness Tips for Work-From-Home Parents Guest Blog by Joyce Wilson   Working from home can be a dream come true for many parents since it offers lots of flexibility, but it brings its own brand of stress as well. Remote employees often feel pressured to match their workday to an office standard, and… Read more »


5 Tips for a Pandemic-Friendly Vacation During School Breaks

5 Tips for a Pandemic-Friendly Vacation During School Breaks Guest Blog by Joyce Wilson If the thought of taking a vacation during a school break makes you nervous this year, you’re not alone. Though you may have to take more precautions than usual during the pandemic, the current world situation doesn’t mean that you can’t… Read more »


Summer Fun: Heal, Empower, and Rejuvenate Your Kids

Harness the summer to revitalize your kids and family and shake off the blues. KEY POINTS After a difficult year, a rejuvenating summer may help children ward off depression and anxiety. This summer, it may be best to avoid academically-focused classes aimed at catching up or speeding ahead. Summer opportunities may be found at schools,… Read more »


Equine Assisted Therapy: A Unique & Effective Intervention

It’s a well-known fact that animals can provide us with emotional support and companionship. However, most people aren’t aware that our furry friends can help us cope in ways beyond the pet-owner relationship most of us are used to. Horses in particular have seen increasing recognition and integration in the traditional mental health field, as… Read more »


Giving Hope and Setting Goals for Kids and Teens in 2021

Buffering the rise of depression and anxiety in kids amidst social isolation. As we celebrate the new year, children and teenagers continue to be disappointed and frustrated with continued school closures and cancellations of sports and extracurriculars. Online schooling and social isolation continue to weigh our kids down, and the struggle with depression, anxiety, and self-harm amongst our youngest is surging. Despite the… Read more »


Warning Signs: Depression and Anxiety During The Holidays

With Covid-19 on the rise, so is depression, anxiety, and self-harm amongst children and teenagers. With the holidays around the corner, the void of in-person friendships, school parties, family gatherings, and travel, and the ongoing absence of group sports and extracurriculars continue to place our children at significant risk for depression and anxiety. In the past 3 weeks in my practice, I have had a notable… Read more »