BY TAG: couples-therapy (100 articles)

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Defining the Relationship

Posted by: Jaclyn Jacobs, Jaclyn Jacobs, MS, CRC, FELLOW

Using a Relationship Smorgasbord to Manage Relationship Expectations

Relationships can be confusing. Most of us have preconceived notions of what types of things are included in a friendship vs romantic…


The Chakras Explained

Posted by: Samantha Eisenberg, Samantha Eisenberg, LSW, MSW, MEd, LMT,

What are Chakras?

          Chakras were first described in the ancient Hindu scriptures, known as The Vedas, which are the earliest Sanskrit literary records originating in India…


Understanding Denial with Addiction

Posted by: Richard (Rick) Snyderman, Richard (Rick) Snyderman, LPC, CADC, CSAT, NCC

     It is common to hear the question “why are you doing this?” from the loved ones of people with different addictions.  The hope behind this inquiry is to…


Essential Oils for Mental Health

Posted by: Samantha Eisenberg, Samantha Eisenberg, LSW, MSW, MEd, LMT,

What are Essential Oils?

          Essential oils have been used for thousands of years as a way to improve wellbeing. The first documented usage dates back…


Feeling Stuck in Therapy

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

         Being in therapy can be a wonderful experience.  You have the opportunity to increase your insight, sharpen your emotional intelligence, and resolve maladaptive habits.  However, despite…


Decatastrophizing: Challenging Anxious and Depressive Thoughts

Posted by: Cayla Bailey

When faced with a difficult or unknown situation, do you tend to focus on the worst-case scenario? Our thoughts are extremely powerful and influence how you handle situations. If the…


Having Difficult Conversations

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

Choosing to have an abortion is never easy. Many difficult considerations come into play, and the decision is never taken lightly. However, in the aftermath of abortion, you may find…


Color Breathing Guided Meditation

Posted by: Samantha Eisenberg, Samantha Eisenberg, LSW, MSW, MEd, LMT,

          Deep breathing is a great tool to relax the body and mind by oxygenating the blood, slowing the heart rate and allowing the brain to function…


Helping Siblings Cope

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

October 13th marked the annual observance of Sibling Loss Awareness Day. Often called the "forgotten mourners", siblings--especially children who lose a brother or sister--may not always have their grief acknowledged…


Non-Validated Reproductive Loss

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

October 15th marks Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance day. If you have been anywhere near social media, you may have noticed pink and blue ribbons on profile pictures, friends disclosing…


7 Day Intimacy Challenge

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LSWTherapist

Intimacy is the building block of emotional health. Without it, meaningful relationships are hard to create, let alone maintain. Despite its importance, many people struggle with building intimacy across their…


Managing Anxiety: Color Breathing Technique

Posted by: Cayla Bailey

Managing Anxiety: Color Breathing Technique We all have experienced anxiety at some point in our lives, whether it was preparing for an important job interview, asking someone on a date…


4-7-8 Breathing Technique: The Biology of Calming Down

Posted by: Chrysoula Iliopoulou

4-7-8 Breathing Technique: The Biology of Calming Down Breathing is one of the automatic functions of our bodies and is the function that literally keeps us alive. One of its…


Georgine Atacan, RESUME

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GEORGINE ATACAN, MSW, LSWOver 20 years of leadership, human resources and management experience in the Real estate Industry.  Specifically in the areas of recruiting, hiring, psychological testing, mentoring fund-raising and…


Emotional Violence: The Subtleties of Emotional Abuse

Posted by: Cayla Bailey

Do you feel like when you try to talk to your partner about a situation in which they hurt your feelings that the conversation turns into a conversation about how…


Non-Violent Communication

Posted by: Chrysoula Iliopoulou

Non-Violent Communication: One of the most common topics partners are challenged with is communication. If you have found yourselves in arguments that revolve around the same issues and end up the…


Coping during Fertility Treatment

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

While not every woman wants to have children, those do, but struggle to conceive, face a unique and often isolating journey. Often, society tells us that if we cannot conceive…


Moving Toward Emotional Availability

Posted by: Richard (Rick) Snyderman, Richard (Rick) Snyderman, LPC, CADC, CSAT, NCC

       Whether it be a discussion among close friends or your significant other, moving toward emotional availability may sound easy, but it can be very difficult to be…


Expressing Emotions Nonverbally

Posted by: Richard (Rick) Snyderman, Richard (Rick) Snyderman, LPC, CADC, CSAT, NCC

     What happens when you hear the question “can we talk?” or the statement “I need to talk to you?” For many, a rush of anxiety can shoot through…


Slowing Down Eating Binges

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LSWTherapist

For many people, sitting with an uncomfortable feeling such as anxiety, shame, sadness or anger can be intolerable. Behaviors like drinking, exercising, watching netflix and binge eating are all things…


Balancing Your Thoughts

Posted by: Jaclyn Jacobs, Jaclyn Jacobs, MS, CRC, FELLOW

How to Change Your Negative Mental Filter

Do you find that you are often focusing on the negative thoughts or events around you? Do you ignore or discount positive experiences…


Postpartum OCD

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

Life after baby should be blissful, shouldn’t it? After 10 months of scans, stretched ligaments, restless legs, insomnia, and overheating, once that baby is on the outside, shouldn’t you get…


Maintaining a Long-Distance Relationship

Posted by: Chrysoula Iliopoulou

Maintaining a Long-Distance Relationship

As rewarding and pleasurable as they may be, relationships are always challenging. In this day and era, the landscape of relationships has begun to change, and…


Couples: Talking About Money

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LSWTherapist

Couples: Talking about money can be really hard - it’s a subject that’s as taboo (if not more) than sex. Everyone is raised with different attitudes towards money, and they carry…


End Binge Eating with the Hunger Scale

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LSWTherapist

Many people who struggle with binge eating have successfully disconnected from their bodies and their ability to sense hunger. This is because binges are triggered by uncomfortable emotions such as…


Baby Showers

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

One of the most challenging experiences after babyloss can happen when you are invited to a baby shower. Maybe the person who is expecting was unaware of your loss, or…


OB Care Post Babyloss

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

There are so many practical details to consider following the loss of a pregnancy, even though nobody wants to think about them. For example, the painful process of removing yourself…


How to Handle Rejection

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

         Dating culture has changed since the 20th century.  Apps have made it easier to meet people, dates can happen more frequently, and rules for dating are…


Initial and Subsequent Emotions

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

     Even though everyone experiences emotions every day, understanding them can still be tricky.  For instance, a person may have an initial feeling over a situation, only to discover…


Asking for Help

Posted by: Richard (Rick) Snyderman, Richard (Rick) Snyderman, LPC, CADC, CSAT, NCC

    Asking for help may seem easy for some and difficult for others.  Usually it is not asking for help itself that is the issue, but the meaning or…


PCOS and Mental Health

Posted by: Jaclyn Jacobs, Jaclyn Jacobs, MS, CRC, FELLOW

How Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Can Impact Your Mental Health

Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is a chronic health condition characterized by hormonal imbalance in people with ovaries. It can also…


Keeping Your Relationship Balanced

Posted by: Richard (Rick) Snyderman, Richard (Rick) Snyderman, LPC, CADC, CSAT, NCC

Keeping Your Relationship Balanced

    Keeping your relationship balanced, through an equal distribution of “giving” and “receiving” with your partner is the same as keeping your relationship…


Creativity and Babyloss

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

After the loss of a much-wanted pregnancy, the last thing on your mind may be creativity, and that's understandable. The early days of grief feel so very physical, and that's because…


Babyloss and Anxiety

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

Even if you have always believed yourself to be psychologically healthy, the experience of babyloss can challenge how you view yourself, others, and the world. Of course, it's not uncommon…


Disclosing Invisible Illness

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

What are invisible illnesses? Chronic illnesses are problems that affect one’s physical, psychological, spiritual, and social wellbeing. Some chronic illnesses are more obvious than others. Some people has visible aspects…


Triggers

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

The abortion debate in this country has never been more topical, and more rampant. Due to recent legislative attempts to regulate women's reproductive rights, it is likely that you'll…


Marina France

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Marina France Resume

 

Center for Growth May 2019-PresentTherapist and Manager of Quality Assurance

  • Provide weekly individual and couples therapy, drawing upon relational, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness techniques to tailor…

Changing Core Beliefs

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

Many people who struggle with anxiety have negative core beliefs that contribute to their symptoms. The good news is that we can work on changing negative core beliefs whether they…


Moving Towards Recovery or Relapse

Posted by: Richard (Rick) Snyderman, Richard (Rick) Snyderman, LPC, CADC, CSAT, NCC

    Recovering from an addiction, whether it be substances, sex, work, or money, has its rewards as well as challenges.  Although relapse prevention may appear to look easy, preventing…


Your First Time

Posted by: Richard (Rick) Snyderman, Richard (Rick) Snyderman, LPC, CADC, CSAT, NCC

     Okay.  Be honest.  When you first read this title, Your First Time, were you thinking this article was going to be about sex?  Especially given that one of…


Releasing Anxiety Through The Body

Posted by: Samantha Eisenberg, Samantha Eisenberg, LSW, MSW, MEd, LMT,

          Learning to clear your mind and let thoughts go is vital in managing anxiety. But this is much easier said than done, right? If…


Mourning Your Affair Partner

Posted by: Emily Endres, Intern

Losing anyone you love is difficult. But losing an affair partner is difficult and complicated. This is because you may be excluded from normal mourning activities and rituals, and may…


Building Intimacy With Massage

Posted by: Samantha Eisenberg, Samantha Eisenberg, LSW, MSW, MEd, LMT,

          Massage has many mental and physical benefits that promote overall wellbeing. Soft and light touch activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which allows the recipient…


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Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.


Anxiety and Strength Training

Posted by: Atiya Pope

Anxiety & Strength Training

Close your eyes, take a deep breath and imagine you are standing at a barbell, barefoot or with chucks, getting your footing, bending down checking your…


Journaling Through Grief

Posted by: Emily Endres, Intern

When you’re grieving, you can feel very disoriented. On the outside, you may be faced with a million new tasks both immediate and long term. You may have to decide…


Addiction Interaction

Posted by: Richard (Rick) Snyderman, Richard (Rick) Snyderman, LPC, CADC, CSAT, NCC

Addiction Interaction

   A bad day at work or stress in a relationship can lead to people engaging in self-soothing behaviors such as eating comfort food or participating…


Hardships Are Temporary

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

        It doesn’t matter who you are or how many luxuries you have; every person is going to experience hardships in their life.  These are the moments…


Am I Too Emotional

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

        “Am I too emotional?” is a question that many people ask about themselves.  There is the worry that they’re being overly “dramatic,” “sensitive,” or “extra.”  This…


Creating a Mantra Card

Posted by: Jaclyn Jacobs, Jaclyn Jacobs, MS, CRC, FELLOW

In Hindu and Buddhist practices, mantras are considered sacred phrases that are sung or spoken in order to enhance concentration during meditation. These days, psychologists, yogis, and others have borrowed…


Final Words

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

I recently appeared on Dr. Oz to discuss the final words of the dying. This is an area of study that I have been passionate about for a long time…


Couples’ Formula for Successful Requests

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LSWTherapist

One of the most common communication issues I see in my couples’ sessions are difficulty with successful requests, or self-sabotaging requests. What do I mean by this? Often when we…


The Six Rs

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

In the aftermath of babyloss, you may wonder where, in your grief, you should begin. Often, I encounter individuals experiencing grief who feel completely overwhelmed and are looking for a…


Anxiety Timeline

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Some people who experience anxiety interpret every negative feeling that they have as anxiety. A different way to work with anxiety is with an anxiety timeline. Anxiety can mask…


Bring Your Own Porn

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LSWTherapist

Porn can be a wonderful tool to learn more about your own desires and your partner’s turn-ons. It can provide a way to share new ideas from a distance -…


Tidying Up Your Mind

Posted by: Jaclyn Jacobs, Jaclyn Jacobs, MS, CRC, FELLOW

Using the KonMari Method to Let Go of Unhelpful Core Beliefs

You have likely heard about the Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. You may have spent hours binge…


Complicated Grief

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

"The amount that you grieve is equal to the amount that you love" - Unknown.

Grief is a universal, normal human process that we must all experience. I frequently encounter questions…


Continuing Bonds

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

Believe it or not, there are many people out there who believe that grief is something that humans are meant to "resolve", and that good grieving is a process that…


Decoding your Feelings

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LSWTherapist

Being hit by a big emotion, whether it’s anger, sadness or fear can leave us feeling overwhelmed. Most people don’t like to sit in uncomfortable feelings, and we…


Codependent Couples

Posted by: Richard (Rick) Snyderman, Richard (Rick) Snyderman, LPC, CADC, CSAT, NCC

Codependent Couples:

How to Heal from being Codependent on your Partner

    Codependency, a popular buzz-word today in many social circles, is still often misunderstood in relationships…


Winter Relaxation Exercise

Posted by: Jaclyn Jacobs, Jaclyn Jacobs, MS, CRC, FELLOW

Winter can be a stressful time of year. Between weather changes, the holiday shopping frenzy, and deciding which relatives to visit first, you may feel the tension building already. For…


Recognizing Your Conflict Style

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

  Conflict is one of the experiences that everyone has to go through, especially in relationships.  According to Dr. John Gottman, couples’ therapist and researcher, the majority of conflicts happen due…


Negative Self-Talk is not Accountability

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LSWTherapist

For many people, their biggest critic is themselves. In an attempt to learn from their mistakes, many people fall into the trap of confusing negative self-talk with accountability…


Dual Process Grief

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

You may be familiar with the stages of grief conceptualized by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, or the acronym DABDA. The model consists of stages that are cyclical, sometimes repetitive, and come in no…


Saying No

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

It can be so very challenging for most of us to say no, and for a number of very good reasons. First and foremost, we are all taught from an…


Feelings 101

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Emotions can be hard for some to identify, express, listen to, or manage. Whichever your difficulty with emotions, sometimes it is helpful to have a refresher on feelings.  

This tip…


Emily Endres CV

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

The Resume of Emily Endres

EDUCATION

Temple University—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2018 – 2020 (expected graduation date)

Masters of Education in Counseling Psychology

  • Relevant courses: Theories in Counseling Psychology, Counseling…

Relationship Ambivalence Counseling

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Feeling breakup ambivalence? Not sure if you want in or out of your relationship? Are you fighting for working on your relationship but feel like your partner is half out…


Babyloss and Holidays

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

Coping with Babyloss during the Holidays:  It's a magical time of year: snow may be beginning to fall, ornaments are hanging delicately from Christmas trees, and decorations appear across neighborhood lawns. Maybe…


Talking about Herpes

Posted by: Jaclyn Jacobs, Jaclyn Jacobs, MS, CRC, FELLOW

How to Tell a Potential Sexual Partner about Herpes

Herpes simplex virus (HSV), often called herpes, is a common virus that is usually transmitted through sexual contact. According to the…


Knowing When to Date Again

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

 

After some deliberation, you made the conscious effort to stay single for some time.  Specifically, you decided to take a break from pursuing a committed relationship. Perhaps you found…


Benefits of Twelve Step Meetings

Posted by: Richard (Rick) Snyderman, Richard (Rick) Snyderman, LPC, CADC, CSAT, NCC

Benefits of Twelve-Step Meetings: A Twelve-step meeting such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Gambling Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, or Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous and many others are designed to be a support group…


Differentiation Strategies

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

You read the tip on mismatched differentiation for those who feel healthier in their relationships. Now, what do you do about it? How do you fix something…


Healthier Person in a Relationship

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

What do you do when you are the emotionally healthier person in a relationship?

Emotional health can be described through the concept of differentiation. Differentiation is a balance between independence…


Premarital Counseling Q and A

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Engaged? Planning your wedding? How will you plan for your marriage? This tip clarifies many of the questions people have before entering premarital counseling.

Q: What is Premarital Counseling?


Resolving Shame

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

What exactly is shame?  Shame is the feeling that results from how we negatively judge ourselves about an action we did. Actions that create shame are ones that we want…


Babyloss Grief: Couples

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

What happens to relationships after the loss of a pregnancy, and do men and women grieve differently? While this has been the focus of much academic literature, I would like…


Shannon Oliver O'Neil's Resume / CV

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LSWTherapist

SHANNON OLIVER O'NEIL, MSW, LCSW2401 Pennsylvania Ave, Suite 1a2Philadelphia PA 19130267-428-2610

CLINICAL & EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE      o                   

 

Center for Growth | Philadelphia, PA |

Individual, Couples…


Musical Emotional Awareness

Posted by: Jaclyn Jacobs, Jaclyn Jacobs, MS, CRC, FELLOW

Creating Emotional Awareness Through Music

Sometimes it can be difficult to be in touch with your own emotions. This can be a frustrating experience that may lead you to feeling…


Sexual Scripts and ED

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

According to the Massachusetts Male Aging Study (2018), Erectile disorder (ED) is a challenging sexual dysfunction that approximately 53% of US men have experienced at some point.  Though there are…


Motivating Yourself When Depressed

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

Unfortunately, nearly every person has or will experience symptoms of depression to a certain degree.  These symptoms include anhedonia (i.e., loss of interest in formerly pleasurable activities), melancholy, lethargy, changes…


Stopping Anxious Thoughts

Posted by: Tonya McDaniel, ABD, MEd in Human Sexuality, MSW, LSW

Our prefrontal cortex is one of our greatest developmental achievements and challenges. On the one hand, it allows us to perform complex executive functions (e.g., problem solving, judgement, memory, impulse…


Being Mindful During Sex: Find-the-Smell Activity

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LSWTherapist

Many women and men struggle with being mindful during partnered sex. Difficulty staying engaged, or mindfulness, during sex can make sex less enjoyable, or even cause avoidance of sexual…


Resume CV of Rick Richard Brian Snyderman PC, CADC, CSAT, NCC

Posted by: Richard (Rick) Snyderman, Richard (Rick) Snyderman, LPC, CADC, CSAT, NCC

"Rick" Richard Brian Snyderman, 

Experience

NOVEMBER 2018 TO PRESENT

Therapist / The Center for Growth 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Provide outpatient therapy services to individuals, couples…

Stress-Free Mornings

Posted by: Jaclyn Jacobs, Jaclyn Jacobs, MS, CRC, FELLOW

Reducing Stress in Your Morning Routine: Do you ever find yourself hitting the snooze button several times and then rushing to get out the door for work or school in a…


Virtual Reality Therapy Services

Posted by: Tonya McDaniel, ABD, MEd in Human Sexuality, MSW, LSW

VIRTUAL REALITY: AT THE FOREFRONT OF TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES WITH 3D SIMULATIONS TO TREAT MENTAL DISORDERS

The Center for Growth offers Virtual Reality (VR) as one of their innovative services for…


Babyloss and Naming

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

What's in a Name? Deciding whether to Name the Baby You Lost

I've known, unfortunately, many women who lost babies during various stages of pregnancy. I've walked beside them as…


Sex After Babyloss

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

The loss of a baby can bring about a challenging time in your life. Depending on the stage of your loss, your body may be reacting in a number of…


Symptoms of Grief

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

We use the terms "grief" or "grieving" as if there is one standard definition, and that can be a problem to most grievers. Often, the words evoke feelings of sadness…


Reality Testing Your Actions

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

            Many people like to imagine that how they see the world is crystal clear: they see everything in 20/20.  However, how many people actually have perfect vision? …


Giving More Than You Receive

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

            Whether they are with our friends, family, or loved ones, the relationships that you hold with others are truly important.  We’ve all heard that…


Mycoplasma Genitalium and Why It May Be a Problem

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

        During the 1980s, scientists recognized mycoplasma genitalium (mahy-koh-plaz-muh jen-nee-tae-lee-um) as a bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI).  To put it simply, mycoplasma genitalium, also known as MG, is…


Overcoming Negativity Bias

Posted by: Tonya McDaniel, ABD, MEd in Human Sexuality, MSW, LSW

Overcoming negativity bias is far more complicated than most people imagine. Though we often split the world into optimists and pessimists, the reality is our brains are hypervigilant to threats…


Postpartum 101 with a Rainbow

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

Not every woman who has experienced babyloss wants to have another child, but many women do decide to try to conceive again. Though this path can be fraught with anxiety…


Babyloss Grieving Rituals

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

There are no adequate words to describe the pain of the loss of a child. When you lose a baby early in pregnancy, or due to termination or stillbirth, you…


Rubber Band Grieving

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

In Part One of this two-part series, I introduced you to two broad coping styles that I've noticed in adolescents facing the loss of a brother or sister. Since these…


Grieving and Coping

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

It's been said that the intensity of your grief is equal to the intensity of your love. Therefore, it's no surprise that grief hits all of us a little differently…


Anxious Behaviors

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

Everyone experiences anxiety sometimes and exhibits anxious behaviors. Anxiety is a natural human emotion.  In fact, experiencing anxiety is important for our survival. It lets us know when we are…


How to Stay Single as a Serial Dater

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

Being in a romantic relationship can truly be wonderful.  There’s the excitement of being with someone new, the joy of receiving and giving sexual attention, the pleasure of having someone…


How to Engage in Spanking with a Partner

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Are you and your partner interested in spanking but do not know where to start? Trying something new can be fun and exciting, but also overwhelming and anxiety provoking. Below…