COVID: possibly the most difficult struggle yet for teens I have worked with adolescents and teens for several years; in fact, it is one of my areas of specialization. Never before have I seen teens struggling as much as they are now in the midst of COVID. For almost a year, they’ve been trying [...]
By Laura Feeney|2020-12-29T16:24:55+00:00December 29th, 2020|Categories: Individual Counseling|Comments Off on COVID: possibly the most difficult struggle yet for teens
Virtual learning – highly effective or a complete disaster? As a result of COVID, more than 1.2 billion children across the world are not in the classroom. Traditional learning inside a school has left us for now, and everyone is trying to adjust to this new method of education. For some, the news is [...]
By Sarah Scales|2020-12-29T16:02:59+00:00December 23rd, 2020|Categories: Individual Counseling|Comments Off on Virtual learning – highly effective or a complete disaster?
PTSD and CPTSD – is there a difference? Most of us are familiar with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), but what about CPTSD (Complex Post Traumatic Disorder)? The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders – the official reference guide for mental health therapists – does not acknowledge this disorder as a separate [...]
Tolerating differences is tough, but you can do it Can you see the world through someone else’s eyes? Is there a healthy way to discuss differences? Are you able to remain close to someone when your differences feel so threatening? Differentiation is a process that we, as therapists, have used for many years to [...]
By Joe Kort|2020-10-21T18:51:54+00:00October 21st, 2020|Categories: Individual Counseling|Comments Off on Tolerating differences is tough, but you can do it
First responders help everyone but themselves Mass shootings, burning buildings, car accidents, domestic violence disputes, suicides, child abuse, sexual assault …. the average person may never witness any of these horrific events in their lifetime. For first responders, this is their life. Victims depend on the actions of a first responder – often to [...]
Bisexuality, pansexuality, asexuality and sexual fluidity – do we really understand these terms? Dr. Mimi Hoang, a nationally recognized psychologist, educator, author and activist specializing in LGBTQ+ and Asian Pacific communities, co-founded three organizations in Los Angeles, California dedicated to bisexual, pansexual, fluid and non-monosexual individuals. She spoke with me in my Smart Sex, [...]
By Joe Kort|2020-09-23T18:35:59+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Covid19, Individual Counseling, LGBTQIA+|Comments Off on Bisexuality, pansexuality, asexuality and sexual fluidity – do we really understand these terms?