• You Can’t Go Home (for the Holidays) Again

    by Daniel Seigel It’s that magical time of year again, when everyone’s hearts are filled with good tidings of joy and love. It’s also that magical time of year when suddenly your calendar fills up with holiday parties, family events, and church services. You might start to ask: the holidays are supposed to be relaxing, […]

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  • A Speech-Language What?

    by Lane T. Brown You may have noticed in the last edition of Shrink Rap that we recently added a speech-language pathologist (commonly referred to as an SLP) to the staff. However, unless you’ve worked with an SLP before, you probably don’t know what they do. I evaluate and treat children (and some adults) who […]

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  • Depression 101

    It is normal for our moods to vary up and down, and even for us to have brief periods of depression, especially around times of loss, change, or transition. However, our mood should recover within a reasonable amount of time, especially if our circumstances improve. (Grieving for a loved one which has died can require […]

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Relaxation: Simple (As Breathing) But Not Easy

by Dr. Bert Pitts Stressful times call for good coping strategies. By far the best coping strategy for stress and anxiety is, purely and simply, to SIT STILL AND BREATHE. Breathing, depending on how you do it, either helps or hinders your ability to relax and remain calm. When you are stressed or anxious, your […]

Mother of the Bride Life Passage

by Dr. Zanaida Griffin As a therapist, I have many years experience in women’s developmental issues and theory, but academic knowledge did little to prepare me for actually experiencing the wedding process of my older daughter. My expectations would have been better guided by watching such Hollywood favorites as “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, “Mama […]

Women’s Creativity

by Dr. Zanaida Griffin We are traditionally rather proud of ourselves for having slipped creative work in there between the domestic chores and obligations. I’m not sure we deserve such big A-pluses for that. —Toni Morrison As a little girl, I dreamed of painting huge murals with bright, bold colors creating various designs and textures; […]