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    • JUNE 16, 2019
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    Anxiety comes in many different forms

    Anxiety comes in many different forms

    How can you tell if your everyday anxiety has crossed the line into a disorder? It's not easy. Anxiety comes in many different forms - such as panic attacks, phobia and social anxiety, the distinction between an official diagnosis and "normal" anxiety isn't always clear. Here's a start: If you experience any of the following
    • MAY 22, 2019
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    A woman’s mental health

    A woman’s mental health

    Article by: Dr Nicoletta Pallotta MD, LCSW-R One in five Americans struggle with a mental illness, but the rate is much higher in women. Trauma is a common cause, with half of all women experiencing some form of trauma during their lives. Various social factors also put women at risk for poor mental health, however
    • APRIL 14, 2019
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    Recognizing an Emotional Crisis

    Recognizing an Emotional Crisis

    Article by Dr Nicoletta Pallotta.  MD, LCSW-R Do you ever find yourself muttering, “I think I’m going to lose it” when confronted with overwhelming situations? Do you ever notice your peers or colleagues vent about “having a breakdown,” “being a mess,” or throwing around the phrase, “I’m literally gonna die”? While these thoughts and tropes tend
    • MARCH 24, 2019
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    The Reasons Behind Anxiety in Women

    The Reasons Behind Anxiety in Women

    Anxiety is a normal response to stress. But when it becomes hard to control and affects your day-to-day life, it can be disabling. Anxiety disorders affect nearly one in five adults in the United States. Women are more than twice as likely as men to get an anxiety disorder in their lifetime. Anxiety disorders are
    • FEBRUARY 28, 2019
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    Why Online Counseling

    Why Online Counseling

    It's convenient. No more travel time to get to the therapist's office so there's no problem fitting an appointment into your day. It can save you money With on travel expenses, childcare or missed work, Online Counseling can save you time and money. It’s on your schedule Our therapists offer appointments during the evenings and
    • FEBRUARY 18, 2019
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    Postpartum depression

    Postpartum depression

    A new recommendation from a group of independent experts convened by the government could help more new and expecting mothers avoid depression, one of the most common complications of pregnancy and childbirth. We’re starting to understand the importance of mental health as a society, and the importance of prevention, the future is definitely going to
    • FEBRUARY 13, 2019
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    suicide prevention conference

    suicide prevention conference

    Suicide Prevention in Students Last weekend we joined forces with Hunter College to host a event for: "Suicide prevention and how to help a fellow student if you are worried about them" Suicide is the second leading cause of death among school age youth. However, suicide is preventable. Youth who are contemplating suicide frequently give
    • FEBRUARY 13, 2019
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    Why therapy works

    Why therapy works

    A Case Study: Cathy. (names have been changed) When a young woman named Cathy scheduled an appointment at my office for an initial consultation, I prepared for her arrival in the same way that I do for all of my new patients. The introductory session consists primarily of fact finding, detail collecting, intake questions and
    • JANUARY 1, 2019
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    Depression or Just Sadness?

    Depression or Just Sadness?

    Experiencing a loss may make you sad, but if the sadness becomes out of proportion to the event then you fall into depression. Sadness is a normal reaction, but depression is not. Depression differs from sadness in its intensity, frequency, and duration. Intensity. While the event would make most people sad, you respond with a
    • NOVEMBER 27, 2018
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    unaddressed anger from your childhood

    unaddressed anger from your childhood

    Anger is often a tricky emotion to express in adulthood, but for many, it was even trickier to express in childhood. If you can relate to having unaddressed anger from childhood, you’re not alone. Maybe you grew up in a household where it wasn’t safe to express your emotions, so your anger went unaddressed. Maybe