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How to support friends and family struggling with their mental health

Photo Cred: Canva Written by Jessy Pucker, LMSW April 21st, 2022 Being honest about mental health issues can be challenging for anyone. Even with the people closest in our lives, being vulnerable takes courage. Though the cultural conversation surrounding mental […]

Treatment Fatigue

Photo Cred: Canva Written by Andre Thomas, LMSW Do you ever find yourself asking the question, “Should I continue doing therapy?” Sometimes we hit a point in therapy where it seems less fruitful than it once was; or worse, maybe […]

5 ways to talk to your partner(s) about your dislikes in the bedroom- Effective communication for the win!

Photo Cred: Canva Written by Leann Borneman, LMSW April 18th 2022 We all have grown up hearing the saying, “Communication is key”. It couldn’t be more true, especially when we are talking about the communication between you and your partner(s) […]

Keep Your Mind Clear: Daily Habits for Organization

Photo Cred: Canva Written by Jessy Pucker LMSW April 15th 2022 Cleaning your personal space can often feel like a positive, proactive measure to clear your mind. Michelle Newman, the director of the Laboratory for Anxiety and Depression Research at […]

What to expect from using hypnosis in therapy

Photo Cred: Canva Written by Aneela Choudhary, LMSW April 14th 2022 Hypnosis used in therapy can have wonderous effects in healing and achieving a sense of wholeness and feeling aligned within oneself. Hypnosis allows clients to enter a trance like […]

Social Work Month: Interview with Catherine von Klitzing

Written by Jessy Pucker LMSW March 18th, 2022 Catherine von Klitzing, LMSW is a therapist at Refresh. She pivoted careers from being a chef to a therapist a few years ago. After over a decade as a chef, Catherine decided […]

Advocacy Groups to Know on International Women’s Day

Photo Cred: Canva Written by Jessy Pucker LMSW March 11th, 2022 Advocacy Groups to Know on International Women’s Day March 8th, International Women’s Day, is a day to recognize and celebrate women around the world. It serves as a platform […]

Replacement Behaviors for Self-Injury

Photo Cred: Canva Written by Jessy Pucker LMSW March 4th, 2022 Self-injury is dangerous and should be taken seriously. New ways of coping with unfamiliar or painful emotions can be found. If possible, try to identify the feelings behind the […]

Eating Disorder Awareness

Photo Cred: Canva Written by Jessy Pucker LMSW February 25th 2022 This week is Eating Disorder Awareness Week. There are several risk factors that can increase chances of developing an eating disorder, including: age, gender, social environment, familial environment, and […]

Tips for Communicating with your Partner

Photo Cred: Canva Written by Jessy Pucker LMSW February 18th 2022 If you spend time researching ‘what makes a strong relationship’ online, you might find yourself overwhelmed by the amount of varying information. This is a result of the fact […]

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