By Rachel Parodneck, LCSW In the US, eating disorders affect over 30 million people. Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental and physical illnesses that can affect people of all genders, ages, races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, body shapes, and weights.
By: Rachel Parodneck, LMSW It’s a miracle! The COVID vaccine was finally, FINALLY created and is now being distributed. This is great news, right? Hold on a minute. It’s only available to a select few groups of people. That’s right, it’s
By: Emily Morris, MSWI We all regularly find ourselves in stressful, emotionally-intense situations, and it can be extremely overwhelming to cope during these times of high emotional intensity. In particularly difficult times, it is common for us to resort to coping
By Rachel Parodneck, LMSW “People need people - for initial and continued survival, for socialization, for the pursuit of satisfaction. No one - not the dying, not the outcast, not the mighty - transcends the need for human contact.” ― Irvin D.
By: Emily Morris, MSWI Many people are understandably worried about what the next several months will look like, as COVID-19 cases are rising and temperatures are dropping. Colder weather and less daylight hours can result in heightened feelings of sadness, depression,
By Rachel Parodneck, LMSW 2020 has been a year that has brought immeasurable trauma for many people. Between the COVID-19 pandemic, the significant racism in this country that has led to the necessity of the BLM movement, sky-high unemployment rates, a
By Rachel Parodneck, LMSW As the election looms imminently closer, it seems New Yorkers are all holding our collective breaths and wracked with anxiety. Session after session, clients come in fearing the results of the election. Whether red or blue, it
By Emily Morris, MSWI The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Started over 35 years ago by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, DVAM is dedicated to increasing awareness around domestic violence and supporting individuals who have been