February 2024


By |February 23rd, 2024|

By: Amanda Axelrod, M.S., LMFT- Associate Supervised by Dr. Mark White We see love portrayed in various ways; through movies, books, music, and even celebrities. Disney movies say that love is the start of happily ever after, books say that love is always romantic, music says that love is obsessive, and celebrities say that love is picture perfect. What if none of these ideologies actually create a life full of love? What if the prince in the Disney movie does not exist? He is just an ordinary guy who makes mistakes and does not save anyone. What if the celebrities

August 2023

Paternal Prenatal and Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

By |August 3rd, 2023|

Did you know that studies have shown that 1 in 10 men experience prenatal and postpartum depression and anxiety (Paulson & Bazemore, 2010)? Knowing the signs and symptoms of these allows you to maximize your ability to advocate for yourself or your partner in a time of need.  Paternal prenatal and postpartum depression have common symptoms associated such as, but not limited to: anger or rage outbursts, impulsive behavior such as using alcohol or drugs, irritability, outward physical symptoms: headaches, stomachaches, muscle aches; low motivation or poor concentration, focusing more or less on career, detachment from family, and thoughts of suicide. 

June 2023

How is Social Media Filling My Plate?

By |June 26th, 2023|

I have heard it time and time again– “I want to delete my social media because of the anxiety it is causing me, but I feel that I will be missing out on current news and information. I feel that deleting it will make me less ‘in the know’ and connected, so I feel that I can’t.” Social media has allowed us a way to connect. From people finding their long-lost friends and relatives on Facebook, to using Facetime and Zoom during a pandemic to allow for a continuum of connectedness amongst family, friends, and co-workers—it has given us the

Motherhood is hard

By |June 10th, 2023|

By Adrienne Rains LMFT - Associate (TX) and AMFT (NM) Supervised by Dr. Mark White I’m going to say what we are all thinking, motherhood is hard. You go into motherhood thinking about all of the sweet things that a baby will bring into your life. Like love, joy, cute outfits, setting up the nursery just so, etc. But once your little one is in your arms you learn about the sleepless nights, the crying, the spit up (or in some cases projectile vomit), the poop, being peed on, but mostly you learn that you as the mother can lose

December 2021

The Ever-Present Calculator: A Message on Eating Disorders

By |December 29th, 2021|

By: Kayli Spears, MFT-Intern A 2020 research article on body shape ideals in the United States yielded that women “reported conflicting pressures to be thin while also having the desire to have curvier and fuller bodies” (Hunter et al., 2020, pp. 240). There has been yet another shift in the perception of the “perfect body” in the United States over the last couple of years. Similar to the changing of the seasons and the trends that come and go, society’s ideal body fluctuates as well. How can anyone win with what is “in” or “popular” when standards are constantly shifting?

March 2020

Self-Care, Not Just Chocolates and Bubble Baths

By |March 24th, 2020|

Have you ever had one of those weeks where you just can’t give any more? Your tank is running on empty, and it’s only Thursday. You tell yourself that you only have to make it two more days until the weekend. Then your boss informs you that you’re going to have to come in on Saturday to finish up a project. Then daycare calls and tells you your child is throwing up and has a fever. Then your spouse informs you that they forgot to mention that their parents are coming over for dinner on Sunday. Suddenly, the weekend you’ve

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