Treatment Guidelines for Transgender Individuals

Historically, the mental health and medical communities have not always had the best understanding of transgender and gender diverse health care and mental health needs – nor the best intentions in caring for those who are not cis-gender.  Thankfully, research, understanding, and humanity have evolved into a growing de-stigmatization of gender diversity.  Internationally, movement is being Read More…

Family Coping Strategies

This is the time of year when families gather for merriment and celebration.  Kids are home from school, friends and family travel near and far, and holiday celebrations encourage gratitude and joy.  Sounds great – but not very realistic.  In reality, having the disruption to schedules, the stress of traveling and events, and having increased Read More…

Is Gratitude Really That Great?

The American culture celebrates Thanksgiving each year in November – a celebration of thankfulness, stemming from early lore of welcoming, sharing a meal, and community.  Ironically, the day after this holiday, we then immerse ourselves into a culture of consumerism, but that is for another blog.  While there may be controversy about the origins of Read More…

Mentally Preparing for After Baby Comes

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 “toolbox” Read More…

Mental Health and Wellness On the Job

The statistics about mental illness are, quite honestly, scary.  According to the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), approximately 16.2 million Americans have experienced criteria for major depressive disorder within the past year.  19% of Americans have experienced an anxiety disorder within the past year.  And of course, these two conditions can often overlap, contributing to Read More…

What To Do When You Are Feeling Blue

 Many times, we hear people use the term “depression” casually or flippantly.  “I was so depressed, they were out of cupcakes.”  “That show ended on a very depressing note.”  However, actual clinical depression is a far different experience, and clinical depression has specific criteria that differentiates it from just sadness.  It can be quite difficult Read More…

Beating Mental Health Stigma

Asking for help can often be intimidating and daunting – opening a person up to feelings of shame, vulnerability, and feelings of risk.  When the type of help a person is seeking is related to mental health, unfortunately there is even more of a stigma associated.   We  are committed to collaboration and help and are here to Read More…

Five Signs You Might Need Therapy

To wrap up Mental Health Awareness month, we at Therapy Hive wanted to share some information and resources on when it may be time to seek help. Seeking help does not mean that there is something inherently wrong with you, but rather is an indication of strength, seeking help and self-understanding.  A person does not have to have serious Read More…