I am working with many clients and families to address challenges and changes to the way we spend time with each other in quarantine. Families are facing new challenges…
When we are feeling anxious or overwhelmed, the last thing we think to do is proactively engage in positive self-talk or affirmations.
This conversation with the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse was an interesting read. It provides some expert advice on how to think about substance use disorder treatment and recovery during COVID-19. Addiction can cause individuals to feel isolated, and the actual isolation of social distancing presents an added layer of difficulty. I … Continued
Are you worried about your increased drinking during the pandemic? With no shortage of Zoom cocktail hour posts on social media, an increase in drinking is being normalized. For many this will dissipate as we get back to regular life. But for some, their increased drinking will result in a perpetual loss of control. This … Continued
We all experience various forms of grief & loss throughout our lives, whether we are mourning the death of a loved one, a breakup, grieving the life we once had (or wish we could still have). While feelings such as denial, anger, bargaining, sadness or acceptance may overtake us, what is important to remind ourselves is what we do with those feelings, … Continued