When Your Loved One is a First Responder

July 28, 2020

As the daughter of an emergency room nurse, I write this with an empathic heart to all families and individuals dealing with the current COVID-19 epidemic. It’s especially stressful for those who have family members who are first responders; medical personnel, police officers, rescuers, military officials, and other related professionals. Let’s not forget individuals still…

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Why Start Therapy Now?

July 23, 2020

A recent poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 45% of adults in the United States say the pandemic has negatively impacted their mental health. As a therapist, public mental health concerns influence my professional work and my personal life. I’ve heard many friends and family members express their struggles, and then state that…

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Ways to Limit and Control Overthinking

February 26, 2020

Do you consider yourself an over-thinker? While logical thinking and decision-making are necessary to progress through life, a fine balance between thoughts and action is required to prevent the excess analysis that keeps us mentally or physically stuck, also referred to as “analysis paralysis.” Overthinking prevents us from taking action. It creates anxiety around the future…

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Featured Therapist for February, Alexa Baliski

February 3, 2020

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our Staff Therapists. This month’s Featured Therapist is Alexa Baliski, MFT who joined our staff in 2019. Learn about Alexa in the interview below! What is something your clients would say about you? I think my clients recognize my empathy and warmth create a safe space, which…

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Mental Health Issues Experienced By College Students

January 23, 2020

Every year, over two million high school graduates embark on their journey to become college students. Armed with their newfound freedom, students are exposed to the stressors associated with higher education: rigorous coursework, new relationships, autonomy, financial pressures, balancing family responsibilities, etc. This stage in life is typically perceived as being exhilarating and carefree but,…

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