By Kendra Doukas, LMFT It is a common belief that no loss is as hard as losing a child. It is therefore interesting that we do such a poor job in supporting parents who have lost a pregnancy or an infant. Paradoxically, the losses that we as a society are most phobic of are also […]
By Kendra Doukas, LMFT Depending on where you are along your grief journey you will most likely notice yourself thinking more and thus missing your deceased loved one during the holidays. It is also natural for us to reflect on those we’ve lost, even if it has been years or decades since their death. Here […]
By Kendra Doukas, LMFT and Joey Tadie, PhD We get a lot of postpartum mothers at the Catalyst Center that come in either with an official postpartum depression diagnosis, or with concerns that they might have this condition. This form of depression is unique from other types of mood problems and often requires different considerations […]
By Dr. Joey Tadie There are few things more discouraging as a parent than watching your child suffer with a problem you know you can’t solve for them. You might have to watch your child go to the first day of kindergarten with their eyes wide with fear and tears. Perhaps you have to see […]
One of the most common areas of concern I see in my practice is the overwhelming and sometimes debilitating experience of uncontrolled anxiety. I work with many individuals who constantly feel worried, uncertain, self-conscious, and on the edge of panic. Anxiety is tremendously distracting and can even breed feelings of hopelessness and depression when untreated. In our […]
Hear from Dr. Courtney Klein about strategies to promote health, growth, and wellbeing during times of adversity. These varied and concrete ideas can help you endure many different challenges in your life, environment, and relationships.
Coping with loss around the holidays is never easy and often we feel many emotions all at once this time of year. Consider how to make the most of this season even if you are struggling through grief or hardship. Read on for some encouraging words during this difficult period.
This weekly blog series offers a collection of diverse and effective coping techniques that can reduce stress, improve mental and emotional well-being, and perhaps make you even more effective in achieving your individual goals. Check back every Monday morning for the newest skill of the week.