Name it, Claim it, Change it

By |September 17th, 2014|

Name it: Anxiety?
“Just a little bit nervous” she said, holding about an inch of space between her thumb and index finger. “just not sleeping as well as I used to do. I used to be able to put my head on the pillow and have a great night sleep, but now… it’s not like […]

Adoption, the Misunderstood “Disorder”

By |September 10th, 2013|

In my work as a therapist with girls that have been adopted, I experience similar patterns of thinking and behavioral choices that led to these girls being placed in a therapeutic boarding school for at-risk teens. I work in one of these settings with approximately 22 girls of which around 50% are adopted.

One of […]

Couples Counseling

By |September 10th, 2013|

I’m not in love with you anymore.

How do we reconnect?

How do we get over past hurts and anger?

How do we rebuild trust?
Couples therapy helps couples recognize and resolve conflicts of all types to improve their relationship. It is designed to address relationship issues. It can be provided by a psychologist, licensed therapist known as […]

What Really is Asperger’s?

By |July 23rd, 2013|

Asperger’s is a type of pervasive developmental disorder (PDD). “Asperger Syndrome (AS), also known as Asperger Disorder (AD), is an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) that is characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication, alongside restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests” (Wikipedia). Although it is not required for diagnosis, there […]

Art Therapy: A Path Toward Self-Understanding

By |July 23rd, 2013|

Coastal Psychiatric Medical Associates invites you to explore your intuitive and creative side through art therapy. Teresa Grame, a Registered Art Therapist with over ten years experience in the field, offers individual, family and group art therapy. Art therapy provides an empowering and safe avenue for individuals of all backgrounds and ages to uncover […]

What to Do When You Can’t Stop Worrying

By |May 3rd, 2012|

Over the years, I have worked with many self-described “worry warts”. As a recovering worrier myself, I can relate to the tremendous mental and physical exhaustion that comes with worrying most of the time. Many worriers say they cannot manage their distressing thoughts, but, fortunately, there are several effective ways to handle this “what […]

Feeling Depressed? Two Key Ways to Improve Your Mood

By |May 3rd, 2012|

When people feel depressed, typically simple activities like getting out of bed in the morning can be challenging. Low energy is a common symptom of depression and can lead to avoiding everyday activities because they feel too daunting. Unfortunately, avoiding daily tasks often leads to feeling overwhelmed and guilty, both of which fuel depression.

It […]

Why Get Therapy for Depression?

By |February 24th, 2011|

Depression is an illness that affects millions of people and it can be very successfully treated either by psychotherapy and/or medication. Sometimes it is biological, runs in families and can be genetically based. Some kinds of depressions are caused by grief, stress, environmental or psychological events. The symptoms of major depression have well-developed guidelines […]

Yes, Adults Also Have ADHD!

By |November 17th, 2010|

Did you know that ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a highly familial disorder? Research has shown that parents and siblings of children with ADHD are two to eight times more likely to develop ADHD than the general population. If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD and you recognize in yourself similar problems […]

Optimize Performance Decrease Anxiety Using Relaxation

By |September 15th, 2010|

While not everyone has an anxiety disorder, we all experience anxiety. Anxiety is both life-saving and debilitating. Anxiety helps us finish those projects with deadlines and helps to keep us alert when we are driving. Anxiety helps children behave in school and helps us achieve our goals. Anxiety is hard wired in humans. The […]