BCS Articles

  • 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
  • Women Empowerment through Psychotherapy

    Women Empowerment through Psychotherapy

    So much has changed — thankfully — since Sigmund Freud’s early exploration of the psycho-analytical process or psychotherapy. While his noteworthy discoveries influence so many of our modern-day practices, some believe his views slant more favorably for men than they do for women. As we move forward, our theories evolve; with every coming year, female

  • Why talk therapy works

    Why talk 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
  • 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