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believes in a multidimensional understanding of health and wellness, considering biological, psychological, and social factors that influence behavior. As a Licensed therapist, Brigid adopts a holistic, integrative approach to therapy, implementing techniques drawn from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Streng...
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As a mental health provider, I have witnessed a wide variety of emotions as people become diagnosed with .  From my own observations the two emotions I tend to see most are fear and relief. Some people instantly become fearful and scared for what this may mean for them.  They think back on all of the things they have heard about the disorder and all of the stigma...
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Chances are, you’ve heard the term “ADHD” thrown around, but what does having really mean? And how can it affect a child or adult in their daily life? ADHD is the abbreviation for Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and is recognized in the DSM-V. ADHD is characterized to having difficulty maintaining attention to specific tasks and being hyperactive and...
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Discrimination is a powerful negative cultural force affecting millions of people in our country. Members of the community are often targets of discrimination. Sometimes, discrimination can be experienced in interpersonal settings. This includes things like hate crimes or LGBT youth being bullied at school. But discrimination can also be institutional. Consider the...
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can change your brain in a way that makes it difficult to experience a sense of pleasure or reward. When you feel depressed, sad, numb or simply exhausted, you might feel that there is no purpose to anything. You might think "What's the point? It's not going to change how I feel." A common misconception is that we need to feel motivated in order to do...
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You may have heard a friend or even yourself say, "I am a .”  It is even a common answer to the job interview question, "what is your greatest weakness?" However, what really defines perfectionism? What is it really about? Researchers state that perfectionism can be both adaptive and maladaptive. The difference may lie in whether there is a personal desir...
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While it may seem strange to begin thinking about the winter blues with 80-degree weather,  preparing yourself for seasonal transitions can go a long way in helping reduce symptoms and improve overall well-being during the cold, dreary months.   Whether you have been diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder or not, there seems to be a general sense of...
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