What Is Baby Brain?

Share this…Recently, Katie Sardone, PhD, of Behavioral Health Dallas, offered tips and suggestions for helping new parents mentally adjust to the arrival of a new baby.  As she was sharing, Dr. Sardone also spoke of some of the changes that occur, mentally and emotionally, during pregnancy. While much of the preparation for baby includes preparing Read More…

Put Off Procrastination

Share this…Likely, we have all had experiences of procrastination.  Procrastination, simply defined, is to delay or put off tasks.  Yet colloquially, the way we define this term there is a negative connotation.  We typically procrastinate when we want to avoid doing something less desirable.  In fact we have a whole different term for putting off Read More…

Mentally Preparing for After Baby Comes

Share this…The anticipation of expecting a new baby comes with months of physical preparations, from frequent doctor visits to constructing cribs and changing tables.  However, for new parents, emotional and mental health preparation is critical as well.   There are many resources available about what to pack for the hospital, but the need for an emotional Read More…

Letting Go Of The Past

Share this…Humans have an unbelievable capacity in terms of their memory.  Triggers, such as certain smells or environments can often lead us down a memory trail.  Pieces of dreams are made up of memories.  But what happens when our memories or experiences are harmful? When we harbor resentments and grudges, or when we re-experience a Read More…

Therapy Helps. . .but How?

Share this…The idea of starting a therapeutic journey is intimidating, scary, and often is a choice that is not considered lightly.  Anecdotes that clients share include being “dragged” to therapy by a family member, being told that they need “help” as an insult, or an idea that came from an inner voice saying that something Read More…

The Power of Vulnerability

Share this…Those of us who are in the helping profession are quite well acquainted with the concept of vulnerability.  When you enter into a clinical relationship with a provider – be it for medical, mental health, or related services, you are asked to provide deeply personal information to a relative stranger.  The context of the Read More…

Good Habits, Bad Habits

Share this…Habits are behaviors that become a routine, repeated regularly and occurring often without our conscious knowledge.  Habits tend to make up a large part of our experiences, and can include behaviors, thoughts, or feelings.  Having such an influential routine also be something that can be classified as good (habits such as washing our faces, Read More…

Tools for Tackling Trauma

Share this…As it is defined, trauma is the response that a person has to an event or experience that is disturbing or distressing.  More so, it is the psychological and emotional impact that a person feels, though physiological impact is also a common symptom and experience of trauma.  It is interesting that the trauma is Read More…