Category: JOANNA GOULD

“New Year New Me” and other BS

“New Year New Me” and other BS

Raise your hand if you ever made a new year resolution that somehow slipped to the way-side around February or March.  This is NOT a personal failure. Change is HARD.  And frankly, sustainable change doesn’t happen overnight, as much as we believe it might (or wish it would). Resolutions are great, don’t get me wrong. […]

How Can I Navigate Election Anxiety ?

How Can I Navigate Election Anxiety ?

It should come to no surprise that we are weeks away from our 2020 election. The political climate in the United States is HOT and no matter what side you stand on, the anxiety of what will come is REAL. The American Psychological Association (APA) has reported that 56% of Adults have reported increased levels […]

Relating to Your Teen in 2020

Relating to Your Teen in 2020

Parents of teenagers, this one’s for you! You’ve been stuck at home with your child for years… I mean…months now, and maybe you have noticed a change in your dynamics at home, or in your parent/child relationship.  Parenting through a pandemic is hard enough, but trying to relate to a teenager feels outright impossible! Let’s […]

Parenting (and now teaching) Through a Pandemic

Parenting (and now teaching) Through a Pandemic

A new academic year is approaching, and this year, school has a different feel to it! While it is understandable that parents are feeling added stress due to uncertain dynamics, it is important to recognize that no one is alone in navigating this journey. With that said, there are some tried and true ways that […]

Need Some Help During This Trying Time?

Need Some Help During This Trying Time?

It goes without saying that 2020 has thrown some curveballs in our direction. While we like to feel prepared for life’s events, it felt nearly impossible to feel completely prepared for the changes our society is faced with when navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.  We recognize that during this time, the levels of anxiety most people […]

Being Helpless in the Helping Profession

Being Helpless in the Helping Profession

It’s quite interesting,really, being in a ‘helping profession’ and still feeling so helpless in the world we live in.  As therapists, our goal is to help others feel empowered, feel worthy, feel ENOUGH. But, what happens when we ourselves feel that enough isn’t.. well.. enough?!  As I watch the news and question my own ability, […]

Can you be ok where you are and motivated to be more?

Can you be ok where you are and motivated to be more?

Quarantine. A time to sit and reflect on where you are and where you want to be. A unique opportunity to sit with ourselves and dig a bit deeper and understand our thoughts a bit clearer.  What do I crave?  Can we be happy and proud of where I am and still aspire to be […]

Setting Boundaries When it Feels Hard

Setting Boundaries When it Feels Hard

Due to events beyond our control, most people’s day-to-day life looks and feels quite different. As we navigate through change, it is essential to become mindful of your personal thoughts and feelings,as how others influence your behavior.  Boundaries exist in different ways with different people. Yet, it is important to ask yourself “what belongs to […]

The Brain and All Its Glory 

The Brain and All Its Glory 

In times where our stress levels are high, we can sometimes feel like our bodies and minds are in danger. News, media, and external stressors can create somatic effects on the body. As we digest information that our brains perceive as scary and dangerous, our bodies physically release chemicals of ‘danger alerts’ as a way […]

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