Warning Signs That You Should Seek Treatment for Anxiety

Anxiety is part of everyday life. We all get stressed out, dread obligations, get overwhelmed with responsibilities, worry about being evaluated at work, and get nervous when deadlines are looming. The price of doing anything important or taking up responsibility for yourself is some degree of stress and anxiety. A little anxiety can help spur … Read more

When to Seek Professional Help for Anxiety

Everyone experiences anxiety in some form. Each of us have different situations or things that trigger an anxiety response (e.g. spiders, airplanes, giving a speech, wearing a bikini at the pool, etc.). For children and teens, it has become increasingly difficult to tell whether they have typical, healthy levels of anxiety or if they may … Read more

Relate and Restore: A Therapy Group for Healthcare Workers

Relate and Restore: A Virtual Therapy Group for Frontline Healthcare Workers Healthcare workers, we are so grateful for your role in our community and we want to support you! Brittney Jones, LMFT and our postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Amanda Hilberg, are offering an on-line, virtual therapy group specifically designed for frontline healthcare workers experiencing increased stress in … Read more

Recommendations for Children and Parents: Managing Anxiety and OCD During COVID-19

Recommendations for Children and Parents: Managing Anxiety and OCD During COVID-19 Written By: Amanda Hilberg, Psy.D., Ellie Jin, Ph.D., Samantha Myhre, Ph.D., Rebecca Suffness, Ph.D., Lauren Weathers, Ph.D. – Psychology Postdoctoral Fellows Attempt to maintain a routine as much as possible. If you have noticed increases in anxiety or behavioral difficulties during other school breaks, … Read more

Managing Anxiety and OCD During COVID-19

Managing Anxiety and OCD During COVID-19 Written By: Amanda Hilberg, Psy.D., Ellie Jin, Ph.D., Samantha Myhre, Ph.D., Rebecca Suffness, Ph.D.. Lauren Weathers, Ph.D. Psychology Postdoctoral Fellows   Many individuals, with and without anxiety alike, are experiencing heightened levels of stress during the COVID-19 outbreak. Individuals with anxiety may start to engage in unhelpful behaviors to … Read more

Safety Behaviors

Safety Behaviors: Why We Do Them and How CBT Can Help! written by: Samantha Myhre, PhD Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) suggests that our thoughts, feelings/emotions, and behaviors are all connected to one another and influence one another. CBT aims to identify and modify unhelpful thinking and behavioral patterns. One unhelpful set of behaviors targeted in … Read more

Camp Courage Reflections: Part III

Camp Courage Reflections: Part III Written by: Samantha Myhre, PhD Many of us remember arriving to summer camp when we were young. Just thinking about it can bring back that butterfly-in-the-tummy feeling. Our thoughts might have been something like “What are we going to do each day?”, “What will the food be like?”, “Will I … Read more

Coping with Unpleasant Emotions

Coping with Unpleasant Emotions written by Rebecca Suffness, PhD Imagine that your teen is mad that you won’t let her go to a party with friends. Imagine that your child is sad because you stepped on his favorite toy and broke it. How do you react? Your reactions to your children’s unpleasant or negative emotions … Read more

Camp Courage Reflections: Part II

Camp Courage Reflections: Part II written by: Mary Katherine Callaway, LMSW There is nothing more heart-warming than witnessing children and teens cheer one another on with giddy enthusiasm, encourage their peers to overcome their fears by opening up about their own stories of courage, and share deeply thoughtful and wise lessons from their hearts with … Read more

Camp Courage Reflections: Part I

Camp Courage Reflections: Part I written by: Misti Nicholson, PsyD My favorite Mother’s Day gift is the ubiquitous “All About My Mom” fill-in-the-blank books that my kids make at school every year. It warms my heart that Liam thinks I’m a great dancer though, truth be told, I have no rhythm, and that Brodie thinks … Read more