Author Archive: Alexa Baliski, MFT

28 Jul

When Your Loved One is a First Responder

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… Read More

23 Jul

Why Start Therapy Now?

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… Read More

26 Feb

Ways to Limit and Control Overthinking

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… Read More

3 Feb

Featured Therapist for February, Alexa Baliski

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… Read More

23 Jan

Mental Health Issues Experienced By College Students

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… Read More