Frantic shopping, family dinners with awkward conversations, excessive traveling. These are a few of our…least favorite things? Let’s face it–sometimes the holiday season isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. All the hustle and bustle, grandiose expectations and financial demands can really take a toll on our mental health. That being said, the holiday seasonContinue reading “Maintaining your Mental Health During the Holidays”
Category Archives: Depression
EMDR Therapy: How Can It Help Me?
Welcome! You’re probably reading this article because you’ve made the decision to start therapy, which is a huge step forward for your mental health. Or, maybe you haven’t quite decided to start, but you’re researching options, looking into what types of therapy may be best for you and what exactly they entail. At Traini CounselingContinue reading “EMDR Therapy: How Can It Help Me?”
Time to Talk Day: Start a Mental Health Conversation
Do you sometimes struggle with opening up about your mental health challenges? Do you find yourself in situations where you know sharing your feelings could improve the outcome, but you just can’t? Maybe this February 3rd, you can find that opportunity to share, and in turn help others! Founded by Mind, Rethink Mental Illness andContinue reading “Time to Talk Day: Start a Mental Health Conversation”
Tips for You and Your Loved Ones During Suicide Prevention and Recovery Month
Every September, mental health care organizations and advocates like ourselves raise awareness of suicide prevention and recovery during National Suicide Prevention Month. Now, perhaps just as important as last year, the Traini Counseling Group wants
Mental Health Awareness for Mother’s Day
It’s May again! Spring is in the air, flowers are blooming, the grass is green and the weather is warm! What’s also in May? Well, Mother’s Day of course! And while we certainly don’t want to take away from celebrating all our wonderful mothers, we do want to also emphasize that May is National MaternalContinue reading “Mental Health Awareness for Mother’s Day”
Valentine’s Day: A Day of Loneliness or Love?
There’s a reason some people call it “Valentine’s Day” and others call it “Single’s Awareness Day.” For those that suffer from anxiety or depression, Valentine’s Day can be something to dread.
Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Better Mental Health
Whatever your feelings are about New Year’s resolutions, this year the Traini Counseling Group would like to encourage you to make at least one New Year’s resolution to boost your well being.
How to Survive the Holidays After a Loss
For many, holidays are a time to celebrate, to bring loved ones together, enjoy each other’s company and make memories. However, for those who are mourning the loss of a loved one, holidays can be unbearably painful, lonely, or otherwise uncomfortable. Whether it’s a sudden loss or a death that’s been prepared for, a passingContinue reading “How to Survive the Holidays After a Loss”
COVID-19’s Shadow: How Coronavirus has Impacted Our Recent High School Grads’ & College Students’ Mental Health
For many high school seniors this year, the end of the school year wasn’t ideal. Prom was cancelled, graduation just wasn’t the same and graduation parties, well, weren’t really a thing in the midst of a global pandemic. Job prospects suddenly disappeared, part-time jobs withered away, and some opportunities seemed to vanish. COVID-19 didn’t seemContinue reading “COVID-19’s Shadow: How Coronavirus has Impacted Our Recent High School Grads’ & College Students’ Mental Health”
What to Know about Medication and Therapy
If you’ve sought therapy for yourself or for your child, you’ve probably thought of or been approached with the idea of medication to help treat you or your loved one’s issues. Maybe you’re ok with the idea, or maybe the thought makes you highly uncomfortable. “What about side effects,” you ask, “or what happens whenContinue reading “What to Know about Medication and Therapy”