Treatment for Infertility: Fostering Hope

Last week marked National Infertility Awareness week: April 21- 27, 2019. For this post, I would like to focus on the solutions for infertility. Fertility treatment looks different for every family. Options should be thoroughly discussed with a qualified healthcare provider. While the outcome may not be clear, I would like to emphasize the importance [Read more...]

Infertility 101

April 21- 27, 2019 is National Infertility Awareness week. The topic of infertility is a very real matter for an estimated 6.1 million people, or 15% of couples, in the United States. Infertility is a condition of the reproductive system where there is an inability to achieve pregnancy after 12 months of regular, unprotected intercourse. [Read more...]

By |2019-04-10T09:16:36-06:00April 10th, 2019|Adult Counseling, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Stress, Women's Issues|Comments Off on Infertility 101

A New Frontier: Pharmaceutical Relief for Postpartum Depression

This is a historic month with regard to a recent breakthrough in the world of Postpartum Depression (PPD). On Tuesday, March 19th, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a drug specifically designed to aid in the relief of PPD. This drug is the first of its kind. It is called, Brexanolone and will be [Read more...]

By |2019-03-26T11:28:33-06:00March 26th, 2019|Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Family, Mental Health, Stress, Women's Issues|Comments Off on A New Frontier: Pharmaceutical Relief for Postpartum Depression

Beyond Baby Blues: Part 2

Awareness of mental health interventions are incredibly important for new mothers who show symptoms of Postpartum Depression (PPD) or Perinatal Depression. There are several factors that affect the rate at which help is sought. These factors are generally referred to as barriers to care. According to the Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine’s Department of [Read more...]

By |2019-02-26T10:53:47-06:00February 25th, 2019|Anxiety, Depression, Life Balance, Mental Health, Self-care, Stress, Women's Issues|Comments Off on Beyond Baby Blues: Part 2

Beyond Baby Blues

The birth of a child is often a celebrated event. However, this event is followed by an adjustment period for all members of the family, but most especially the new mother. It is common for her to experience a large range of emotions such as happiness, joy, feeling overwhelmed, or even sadness. Feelings of sadness [Read more...]

By |2019-02-13T08:41:13-06:00February 5th, 2019|Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Mental Health, Motivation, Parenting, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress, Women's Issues|Comments Off on Beyond Baby Blues

Gender Norms and Mental Health

It seems that gender politics are at the front and center of society. From the news and your twitter feed, gender roles are at the focus of this era. Women Headlines showcase the harassment of women in the workplace. They  are viewed negatively for traits that men are praised to have. Being told that you [Read more...]

By |2019-02-05T10:53:38-06:00February 5th, 2019|Anger, Anxiety, Life Balance, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress, Women's Issues|Comments Off on Gender Norms and Mental Health

Creating Mindfulness in Motherhood

There are many pressures and responsibilities that fall under the umbrella of motherhood. Dinner. Laundry. Doctor appointments. Grocery shopping. Extracurriculars for the kids. The list goes on and it most likely does not even take into account a mother’s personal or career needs. Motherhood can be pretty exhausting and just plain overwhelming at times. How [Read more...]

By |2019-02-12T15:36:29-06:00January 24th, 2019|Adult Counseling, Coping Skills, Family, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Parenting, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress, Uncategorized, Women's Issues|Comments Off on Creating Mindfulness in Motherhood

5 Tips to Help Free You from Anxiety

Over 40 million Americans over the age of 18 suffer with Anxiety.  That means there are a lot of people out there that have some of the same symptoms of anxiety that you do.  You are not alone! Take a long hard look at your life. What tweaks and changes could be made to assist [Read more...]

By |2019-01-24T12:46:49-06:00January 24th, 2019|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Life Balance, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Motivation, Resolutions, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress, Women's Issues|Comments Off on 5 Tips to Help Free You from Anxiety

Harry Potter and the Invisible Scars

“According to Madam Pomfrey, thoughts could leave deeper scarring than almost anything else.”- J. K. Rowling Battling Thoughts I think anyone who has struggled with their mental health can relate to the idea that sometimes your thoughts can cause as much or more damage than a jab to the ribs. The old adage “sticks and [Read more...]

By |2019-04-03T15:31:58-06:00January 9th, 2019|Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Grief, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Motivation, Self Harm, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress, Women's Issues|Comments Off on Harry Potter and the Invisible Scars

Is Sex Last on Your To-Do List?

It’s a common misconception that sex is supposed to be the easy part of marriage. Wouldn’t it be amazing if sex was always carefree and full of pleasure? If there weren't any kind of expectations or negative feelings involved? Unfortunately, I think a small part of each of us believes this is how sex is [Read more...]