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Gender Affirming Healthcare Realities & Increasing Access

Gender Affirming Healthcare Realities & Increasing Access

By Gabriel Joell Brown Lack of access and coverage for healthcare needs is an issue most folks face in the U.S. every day, including trans and gender non-conforming individuals. A transgender person is someone whose gender identity or gender expression does not...

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Embracing The Wisdom of Winter

Embracing The Wisdom of Winter

By Breeann Galvin While the crispness of the air and the promise of winter evokes joy in many, others struggle with the transition to colder, darker days. As we settle into the recent turning back of our clocks, I find myself reminded of the time when I used to grieve...

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An Outbreak of Kindness

An Outbreak of Kindness

  By Kimberly Texeira   Simple Acts of Kindness How does it feel to be genuinely kind to someone? How does it feel when someone is genuinely kind towards you? Acts of kindness send the message that we are not alone in this world. Kindness makes a difference...

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Become an Expert White Belt

Become an Expert White Belt

  By Nick Galli, Counseling Intern An Incredible Capacity to Learn As human beings, we have an incredible capacity to learn.  As children, our brains are like a sponge for knowledge and skills.  But when is the last time you learned something new?  As adults,...

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Going With Grace

Going With Grace

By Paige Zuckerman, Clinical Director Having to Say Goodbye Goodbyes are a generally a thankless experience that we tend to want to avoid, minimize or defer. They are some of our most vulnerable human moments, and we humans are historically not so naturally adept at...

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What’s Your Window?

What’s Your Window?

  By Paige Zuckerman, Clinical Director You might be finding that lately it feels like life is ‘a lot.’ Maybe family, work, health, money, your spiritual life, your pets...they’re all asking for time, resources and headspace. Maybe you’re even feeling overwhelmed...

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Seeing Others Again

Seeing Others Again

By Paige Zuckerman, Clinical Director It’s a fairly well known fact that in most of the US things are ‘reopening’ as COVID vaccination numbers steadily increase and CDC guidelines expand. Maybe you’ve already reinvigorated your world, and it’s unfolding into the next...

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Hiking the Trail of Transformation

Hiking the Trail of Transformation

  By Vee Floros, CMHC Intern  A study on exercise and self-esteem by Sonstroem and Morgan (1989) found that “The idea of personal competence, or feelings of capability to master and control oneself and aspects of the environment, is concluded to be an essential...

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Finding a Therapist: The First Major Hurdle!

Finding a Therapist: The First Major Hurdle!

  By Scott Marshall, CMHC Intern  “Look, I’ve got problems, no doubt - it’s just whenever  I decide to get some help I end up spending 3 hours  on Psychology Today until I just fall asleep. Then sometimes I decide I need therapy but then the next week I’m no...

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Self-Compassion During a Worldwide Pandemic

Self-Compassion During a Worldwide Pandemic

By Cara Duchene Unprecedented Circumstances COVID-19, social distancing, lockdowns, work changes, and the loss of our typical day to day structure and support has taken a toll on everyone. As we work to manage our grief and anxiety about these changes and losses, we...

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