Posts by Emily Beck

It’s 2021…Now What?

Welcome to 2021 2020 was, to continue the overuse of the word, unprecedented. We, as a society, dealt with a worldwide pandemic, economic strife, political and social unrest, natural disasters, and many other smaller scale and personal events. A lot of these events caused distress, anxiety, depression, and fear. Throughout the year, it seems as…

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Adults, Social Media, and Mental Health

Not the best way to start your day. You wake up on a Saturday morning and instinctively reach over to your bedside table, grab your phone, and open your favorite app. The first thing you see is your middle school bully posting pictures of their fantastic, beautiful new home. So what do you feel? Jealousy?…

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 Unhelpful Things to Say to Someone with Anxiety

Anxiety is the experience of excessive worry or nervousness related to life experiences. Many people experience anxiety in some form at some point in their lives. However, some people struggle with anxiety on a much greater scale and with greater frequency. People who have intense or frequent anxiety often feel misunderstood and belittled by those…

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Managing the Holidays in the Era of COVID 19

It’s November, and with that comes the onset of holiday season anxiety. From interacting with family that we rarely see, to travel stress, this season can be challenging. Add in financial difficulty, mixed with a global pandemic, and we are all in brand new territory. Navigating COVID 19 has been challenging for a variety of…

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Anxiety – 5 Lesser Known Ways It Might be Affecting You

What is anxiety? Often, this word conjures an image of someone wringing their hands while they worry about an issue in their life. A child has missed curfew or maybe their thoughts are racing about an upcoming exam. In reality, anxiety can take on a variety of manifestations and outcomes. Some of the more common…

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Telehealth with Adults: The Ins and Outs

We are living in an unprecedented time. We are all trying to find some sense of normalcy. For some, this comes in the form of going for daily walks.  For therapists and therapy clients, this comes in the form of meeting virtually, or teletherapy. Truth be told, teletherapy is our best and safest option right…

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Battling Loneliness:

Making friends in adulthood Connection is an extremely important part of mental health. Isolation can be a sign or symptom of mental illness, as well as a contributing factor. While in school, we are surrounded by a group of our peers, the majority of whom are actively seeking friendship and connection. What do we do…

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The Sunday Scaries:

How to manage workweek anxiety Monday. That word can bring up a feeling of dread and anxiety specifically related to starting your work week. The “Sunday Scaries” are a very real form of anxiety that can start on Sunday afternoon and evening, related to the beginning of the coming work week. So why do we…

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Managing Unemployment Stress

3 Tips to make the most of this transition Unemployment is a major and often unexpected life transition, and can feel very stressful and hopeless. Looking for a new job is a taxing process that takes a significant amount of time and energy. Coupled with the potential feeling of defeat that can accompany unemployment, finding…

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Empty Nesting

Managing your changing relationship with your adult child Dropping your child off at college for the first time can be a very emotional and confusing event. Not only will they be living independently, but you are also reclaiming your independence after 18 years. While this affords you lots of free time, empty nesting for the…

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