Archive for the ‘Anxiety’ Category

10 Dec

Shifting Perspectives: Confusion as The New Norm Part II – Being Open to Experience and Self-Regulation

Ann Masten, a renowned professor and researcher on resilience, has written volumes on this topic. She documented Post-Traumatic Growth and the reality that some people actually improve their functioning after traumatic and challenging experiences. There is something about engaging in responding to adversity that seems… Read More

3 Dec

Shifting Perspectives: Confusion as The New Norm Part I – Tragic Optimism, Post-Traumatic Growth, and Grief

In conversations with clients, friends, and colleagues, and in the materials I have read from numerous mental health sources, the word “surreal” is often used to describe the feeling of this time when we are living through the COVID-19 pandemic. At times, it feels as… Read More

10 Mar

How Would You Help a Friend, Family Member, or Loved One Who is Struggling?

We will be sharing stories over the next few weeks that resemble actual mental health struggles that people face every day.   Your co-worker confides in you about issues he's been dealing with at work. He is feeling substantial pressure, which is causing him a… 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

30 Jul

Understanding Post-Partum Depression

Dr. Jane Summers is the Medical Director at Council for Relationships, and founding Director of Women's Psychological Health Services. Having specialized in women’s behavioral health throughout her career, Dr. Summers' approach prioritizes understanding the unique issues that effect the emotional health of women such as… Read More

7 Mar

Woman-founded in 1932

March 8th is International Women’s Day! Today we are honoring all the women (and trans and nonbinary folks) who show up as clients, practitioners, donors, students, board members, and administrators to make our work possible. Every year, thousands of women come to Council for Relationships… Read More

22 Oct

Enoughness: How will you know when you are enough?

Sarah Epstein, MFT is a staff therapist at Council for Relationships Center City. This blog was originally posted on her website and is republished here with her permission. Pick a metric. Academic success, thinness, dating prowess, job prestige, marriageability, fertility, athleticism… the list goes on… Read More

10 Jun

You are not alone. Help is available.

Depression and anxiety can be invisible or have very few outside symptoms, and those who are depressed or anxious often do not speak up or seek help. Check in with your friends. Check in with your family. Encourage anyone who is struggling to talk with… Read More

18 Apr

College Students Are Feeling More Anxious and Depressed – How Can We Do Better?

When I was a sophomore in college, two of my peers committed suicide in the same school year. These were students who shared mutual friends, joined in for pick-up basketball games in the gym, and attended the same parties and events on campus. For me,… Read More

17 Apr

Need a vacation? Take a social media break!

Laurel Roe, MS CHR, MFT has a background in education and particularly enjoys working with families with members who have special needs, parenting issues, childhood developmental concerns, and anxiety in children, teens, and adults.  Taking a break from social media can provide many of the… Read More