The Healing Power of Compassion and Compassion Focused Therapy

Compassion is defined as deep, genuine sympathy for those who are suffering, including ourselves, coupled with a desire to help alleviate this suffering. Research is showing that having feelings of compassion has very positive benefits for our mental and physical health. It is found to put the human mind at ease, alleviate fears and insecurities, […]

Pets Are Good for Our Mental Health

Hi, it’s Snow here with good news. Dr. Sarah has been writing an RX for several depressed clients to have a dog. Even she was surprised by the dramatic results. […..]

Quitting Smoking as a Therapeutic Part of Mental Health Treatment

A recent article in Psychiatric Times summarized findings about the relationship between smoking and mental health. Having just helped two clients through the arduous process of quitting using CPT in conjunction with Chantix and Zyban I can attest to just have difficult the process can be but also how rewarding ultimately. Here is a summary […]

Depression in Children and Adolescents

Most children and teens have days when they feel sad, lonely, or depressed. But, if your child seems persistently sad or hopeless for significant periods of time and it is affecting their school work, relationships or over all participation in life, he or she may suffer from childhood depression. Although once thought to be rare […]

Living with Bipolar Illness

Living with a bipolar disorder is a difficult challenge for anyone to suffer. It can be stressful for your family and loved ones as they witness someone they love engulfed in episodes of mania and depression. The same factors that would pose threats to peaceful personal life for anyone pose greater risks when living with […]