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Grief: A Template (part 1)

Grief: early 13c., “hardship, suffering, pain, bodily affliction,” from Old French grief “wrong, grievance, injustice, misfortune, calamity” (13c.), from grever “afflict, burden, oppress,” from Latin gravare “make heavy; cause grief,” from gravis “weighty” (from PIE root *gwere- (1) “heavy”). Meaning “mental pain, sorrow” is from c. 1300. In 1969 Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross challenged the silencing stigma of talking about death...[ read more ]

Navigating Coverage and Reimbursement for Therapy

Let’s be real -insurance is confusing, and trying to figure out if your therapy sessions will be covered while you’re in a time of need can be overwhelming! We’ve created this short guide to demystify what each option means for mental health coverage in a clear and digestible way. Whether you have No Benefits, HSA / FSA, PPO / POS,...[ read more ]

Somatic Gratitude: A Practice with the Hands

Expressing gratitude has been shown to improve our overall mood and mental health.  We are creatures oriented toward survival, which sometimes mean that we orient towards things to be wary of.  Practicing gratitude can help you to feel more present and joyful. Sometimes it is easy to be grateful and sometimes it is more difficult. This practice involves using the...[ read more ]

New Year, Same Inner Critic: How to Manage

It’s that time of year again when many people have made promises to themselves. “I’m going to do more of this” or “less of that.” “I’m going to start this” or “stop that”. Even if you don’t make resolutions or set intentions, it is a natural time to pause and take inventory of the past year. As people around you...[ read more ]

Part 1: You feel pain. You’re a normal human.

Do you have trouble tolerating emotional discomfort? Over the course of this 3 part series, Felicia, a CMP clinician, will explore how this came to be and what can be done about it. In Part 1 you'll understand the importance of being with yourself, especially when you're hurting. Read Felicia's blog here. Felicia Keller Boyle loves working with clients to...[ read more ]

Freeing Yourself From The Pressure of Perfections

Are you tired of working so hard to be perfect? Self-criticism masquerading as self-improvement is pervasive in today's culture of perfectionism, but it is not the only way to be your best self! Read Emily's blog here. Emily is a Associate Marriage & Family Therapist with the Center for Mindful Psychotherapy. Her goal is to help clients create ease in...[ read more ]

7 Ways You Can Calm Your Anxiety at Home

Stress is inevitable and unavoidable. Anxiety is not. But what if you find yourself having a harder and harder time trying to calm your anxiety? You know the symptoms: Sweating Heart racing Dry throat Tense muscles and more You can choose to "just live with it" or you can create patterns that help manage that anxiety. Needless to say, you,...[ read more ]

I’ve got a bad feeling: Why you’re not doing it wrong when you feel bad

How can you cope with painful emotions? How do you begin to change patterns that may not be helping you anymore? Feeling bad is an inescapable part of being human. Learn some skills for taking care of yourself when things get rough. Read Felicia's blog here. Felicia Keller Boyle is a member of the CMP Intake and Web Teams and Associate Marriage...[ read more ]

Holiday Stress and Family: Braving the Trip to the Button Factory

"A trusted colleague and friend said something that I return to year after year around this time. She said, "If you're feeling anxious about visiting family, that's because you're going to the button factory. These people know where all your buttons are, and exactly how to push them...because they made them." Read Emily's blog here. Emily is an Associate Marriage...[ read more ]

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