COVID-19 Update: In this stressful time of the COVID-19 pandemic, we at The Psych Therapy Group continue to strive to support the community. All of our therapists are providing Teletherapy to current and new clients.
One of the most common reasons that cause anxiety (especially performance anxiety) or depression is undiagnosed or unacknowledged AD/HD. LIVE IN CHAOS You're always in a hurry. Catching up deadlines, running late for appointments, trying to find your phone, glasses, credit cards, sometimes even your brain (what was I trying to find?). Your apartment is always messy. Clothes everywhere. Putting back things to where they were is overwhelming. Your brain hurts when you have to f
The key to managing dissociation is to practice grounding techniques to bring yourself back to the present moment. You can do this by always having a "grounding plan" when you find yourself feeling disconnected. It allows our brains to take a break from something it perceives as threatening. Using mindfulness and grounding is paramount to a person's physical and mental wellbeing. If you find yourself dissociating, try some of these Grounding Techniques: Physical techniques: T
The winter months affect us all in different ways. Some of us thrive in the winter. We love building snowmen, enjoying the beautiful scenery, participating in snow sport activities like skiing, ice skating, or tubing, and/or cuddling up inside with hot cocoa. Then there are the ones who despise the winter season. Have you realized a decrease in your mood? Are you finding it hard to get out of bed? Does nothing seem interesting to you anymore? Are you feeling hopeless? Does it
Losing a loved one is difficult to cope with. There is grief, bereavement and coping with the fact that you will never see the loved one again. The current worldwide Pandemic of the Coronavirus has caused thousands of unexpected deaths. Therefore, many people across the world will lose a loved one unexpectedly to this virus. Losing a loved one to Covid-19 and during the Pandemic might be different then a normal loss for various reasons. One reason it might be different t
Oftentimes, we think of “toxic” work culture as one with overt bullying and abuse, wherein people shout at interns and perpetrate sexual harassment. While such cases are all too prevalent, there are also subtler characteristics of a workplace that can make a job insufferable. During an economic recession, we likely pay more attention to keeping our jobs than to getting other/better ones. Unfortunately, this logical focus on scarcity can encourage people to stay in jobs that
At this point in the global pandemic, many of us are feeling exasperated. Naturally, we may not be operating at full capacity. Still, the demands of the workplace and the job market are greater than ever; with an economic recession, fewer jobs are available, and people who have jobs are expected to do more than before. With the external stressors of the pandemic and our employment or lack thereof, it is as important as ever to recognize and honor our personal boundaries. A
Many people who are faced with making decisions become paralyzed by the “what ifs” and possible negative outcomes, and as a result, feel stuck and are unable to move forward. Making a big decision such as starting a new job, moving to a new city, or being in a new relationship often brings up both excitement and feelings of anxiety, doubt, or uncertainty. These decisions involve risk because we often do not know exactly what to expect or what will happen after the decision