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How Can I Help My Loved One Who is Recovering From Birth Trauma or Postpartum Condition Like Depression, Anxiety, or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

By Dr. Katie Godfrey, LMFT Finding out that your loved one is struggling with postpartum issues can lead to feelings of wanting to help, but feeling unsure of the best ways.  Here are some suggestions: Educate yourself on postpartum challenges and take them seriously.  A couple of helpful websites include Postpartum Support International, Postpartum Progress, […]

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We Are Proud to Celebrate Relationship

By Dr. Katie Godfrey This week feels quite momentous for several reasons. It marks the 50th anniversary of Loving vs The State of Virginia, which legalized interracial marriage. Love wins! One year ago this week 49 people were murdered at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, a horrific massacre that shook the LGBTQIA community to the […]

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Ask a Therapist: What Can I Do to Nurture Long-Distance Relationships with The Children in My Life?

Finding ways to connect with loved ones over long distances is a dilemma faced by many families. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other family might not get many opportunities to interact with distant loved ones in person and must rely on other means such as phones or computers. This reality can make it more difficult to connect with younger children who live apart from you, but there are ways to overcome this distance. Read Dr. Katie Godfrey’s ideas about how to facilitate long distance connections with children in your family using hand puppets for interactive conversations with younger loved ones.

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