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Many people don't realize how serious postpartum depression can be, and lots of new parents don't even hear about it until they are in the thick of things. This week, Davis therapist, Christine Bennetts, LCSW Maternal Mental Health, explains what postpartum depression is and how to care for oneself if experiencing it.
What is Postpartum Depression? Davis licensed Therapist, Christine Bennetts, explains what postpartum depression is and how to care for oneself if experiencing it.
Don't wait till the last minute to tell those you love that you care about them.
....if you know, you know T_T
Its important for parents to check in with teens about their emotions and thoughts about suicide, especially when someone in the community has died by suicide.
Sacramento therapist Steve DeBenedetti-Emanuel at River City Counseling talks about this and shares some thoughts on the subject from two teenagers.
If you or someone you love is having thoughts of suicide or self-harm please reach out for help. You can reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or by visiting their website at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/. You can also contact several of the organizations listed on our page for mental health crisis resources in the greater Sacramento area. https://sacwellness.com/greater-sacramento-area-mental-health-crisis-resources/
Two Teen Boys Talk Directly To Parents About Their Emotions And Thoughts Of Suicide Its important to check in with your kids about their emotions and possible risk for suicide or self-harm. A Sacramento therapist discusses.
Have you ever found yourself in a relationship where one person took on the role of the victim and another person took on the role of the hero? Did the person who was the hero at some point turn into the villain in the eyes of the victim?
Teens (and adults) sometimes find themselves enacting predictable relationship patterns where the roles of victim, rescuer, and villain are played out. This is sometimes called The Drama Triangle. Folsom Therapist Erinn Everhart LMFT talks about this and what you can do about it in this week's SacWellness mental health article.
The Drama Triangle: The Story Of The Damsel, Hero, And Villain - SacWellness Teens (and adults) sometimes enact relationship patterns where the roles of victim, rescuer, and villain are played out: The Drama Triangle.
Sacramento area therapist Tamer Mostafa speaks on how Ramadan can be a time for reflection and growth for Muslims and non Muslims alike. Seeing other's perspectives and thinking about their experiences can help us all better build empathy and broaden our understanding.
The Humanism of Ramadan Fasting Sacramento area therapist Tamer Mostafa speaks on how Ramadan can be a time for reflection and growth for Muslims and non Muslims alike.
For this week's mental health article in the SacWellness blog, Kayla Ursa, a local associate MFT at Thrive Therapy and Counseling talks about seeing autism through a neurodiversity paradigm, as opposed to a pathology paradigm.
"The Pathology Paradigm, which dominates fields including psychology and education, holds that there is one “right” or “normal” kind of neurocognitive functioning. Anything that diverges from the norm is considered a deficit or disorder."
Kayla talks about why this is problematic and what we can do about it.
Neurodiversity-Affirming Therapy with Autistic Clients Vs Pathology Paradigm Neurotypical people often tend to pathologize autistic people. Sacramento Associate MFT Kayla Ursa talks about why this is a problem.
Why do couples wait to get therapy and why should they NOT wait? The Relationship Therapy Center in Fair Oaks and Roseville talks about this in this week's SacWellness mental health article ^_^.
Why should couples go to counseling? - SacWellness Why do couples wait to get therapy + why should they NOT wait? The Relationship Therapy Center in Fair Oaks and Roseville explains.
As parents, we often compare the way we do things to other parents and end up feeling bad about ourselves. People tend to portray idealized versions of their lives in social media and it's easy to come to the belief that we're doing it "wrong" or failing in comparison to other parents.
Roseville therapist Danielle Peters LMFT talks about how comparing yourself to other parents can be hard and how to manage this in a healthy way.
How to get over unhelpful parenting expectations - SacWellness Roseville Therapist Danielle Peters talks about how we tend to compare ourselves to others in parenting and how this can be damaging.
Therapists in California are required to provide clients with a pamphlet called "Therapy Does Not Include Sexual Behavior" whenever they discover that a client has had sexual interactions with a therapist in the past.
In this week's SacWellness article, Sacramento therapist and SFSI-certified sex educator, Heather Woodford The Sex Positive Social Worker talks about some problems with this and how therapists should be more comfortable, familiar with, and trained in working with issues concerning sex in general.
Unpopular Opinion: I Don't Love The BBS's Pamphlet "Therapy Never Includes Sexual Behavior" - SacWellness A sex positive Sacramento therapist talks about how our culture and many therapists are not equipped to handle discussing sex in a healthy way
Looking for ways to celebrate Valentine's Day as a family? Check out our blog for 6 great ideas from Gretchen Salyer, Founder of Junecare.co: A community based approach to childcare.
6 Ways for Families to Share the Love this Valentine's Day Looking for ways to celebrate Valentine's Day as a family? Check out our blog for 6 great ideas from Gretchen Salyer, Founder of June Care
It can be difficult to be poly or to explore polyamory in a world where monogamy is the assumed norm. Many of us fall back on the cultural assumption that exclusivity is synonymous with commitment.
In this article, Sacramento therapist Genevieve Fahey at Lavender Heart Therapy talks about how this can be a challenging paradigm shift.
Being Poly In A Mono World: A Paradigm Shift - SacWellness Being poly or making the switch to polyamory can be hard in a world where mono is the assumed norm. A Sacramento therapist talks about this
Over the years we've created many collections of local mental health resources, but they weren't organized into one easily accessible way.
Check out our new page for mental health resources available in the greater Sacramento area! ^_^
Mental Health Resources In The Greater Sacramento Area - SacWellness This page is home to an ongoing collection of mental health resources available to those in the greater Sacramento area.
We're all familiar with the concept of "red flags" in dating and relationships, but sometimes it isn't terribly clear when they come up. The Relationship Therapy Center in Fair Oaks and Roseville offers some insight into how you might spot red flags while dating.
check it out ^_^
How To Spot Red Flags While Dating - SacWellness We're all familiar with the idea of red flags in a relationship, but how do you know when they come up. Read to learn about some common ones.
Happy New Year!
It's time for the 2022 edition of our yearly mental health awareness calendar!
Please share to get the word out about these important dates! ^_^
2022 Mental Health Awareness Events Calendar--SacWellness.com Are you looking for information on mental health awareness events and campaigns in 2022? Check out our calendar for info here!
A new law called the No Surprises Act is going into effect in a couple of days. In spirit, this law is an awesome idea that might really help some people avoid surprise medical bills. But as its currently written, its putting private practice therapists in an awkward, confusing, and frustrating position.
Why your therapist is suddenly giving you a huge billing estimate. The No Surprises Act helps prevent surprise medical bills but private practice therapists are getting lumped into it in a bad way.
My favorite part of an interview I did 3 years ago. lol
I joked about making this the official SacWellness catch line of sorts but nobody liked the idea :-p
Sacramento therapist Steve
DeBenedetti-Emanuel River City Counseling shares
some strategies for coping with difficult family
encounters during the holidays.
How to Cope With Family During the Holidays - SacWellness Sacramento therapist Steve DeBenedetti-Emanuel shares some strategies for coping with difficult family encounters during the holidays.
Remember! most people who seem to have it together are tangled up inside too :-p.
You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress. Give yourself time, space, and kindness to untangle your beautiful ball of tangled Christmas lights ^_^.
SacWellness.com: A Directory of Sacramento Area Therapists Are you looking for a therapist in the Sacramento area? Or are you a therapist looking to list your services? If so, check out SacWellness.com, a place for therapists to find clients and for those seeking therapists to find them. We enable users to search/list by location, specialization, and approa...
It can be hard to be sad, depressed, or grieving during the holidays. Being surrounded by messages of happiness and joy can make things more difficult. This article talks about cognitive dissonance and incongruence between your emotions and the holiday season
When Everyone Around You Seems Happy During The Holidays But You're Not. - SacWellness It can be hard to be sad, depressed, or grieving during the holidays. Being surrounded by messages of happines and joy can make things more difficult.
SacWellness is your resource for all things mental health related in the greater Sacramento area!
A significant part of the site is a bi-weekly mental health blog with articles written by local mental health professionals. Check out our top ten most viewed articles of 2021! ^_^
Special thanks to
- Lavender Heart Therapy
- Relationship Therapy Center
- Invictus Psychological Services
- Audrey Schoen, LMFT
2021 Top Ten Mental Health Articles - SacWellness SacWellness is home to a mental health blog with articles written by Sacramento area therapists. These are the top 10 most viewed of 2021.
Sacramento therapist @stefani wilson Stefani Wilson talks about handling the holidays when you are caring for a loved one with dementia.
When Dementia Is On The Holiday Guest List - SacWellness November is family caregivers month. Sacramento therapist Stefani Wilson talks about handling the holidays when you are caring for a loved one with dementia
A local therapist writes about his mother who passed in 2020 and a Christmas miracle from her that arrived in the mail later that year.
My Mom Sent Us A Christmas Miracle. - SacWellness A local therapist writes about his mom who died this year and an unexpected Christmas miracle from her that arrived in the mail recently.
Does holiday spending stress you out? Check out suggestions from Sacramento financial therapist Mariah Hudler at Koru Financial Therapy on how to handle and prevent overspending.
Being Mindful with Holiday Spending--SacWellness Does holiday spending stress you out? Check out suggestions from Sacramento financial therapist Mariah Hudler on how to handle and prevent overspending.
Heads up! a new (to me) scam targeting therapists and website owners showed up this morning!
Scam Alert: Text Requesting Info About Short Link - November 13, 2021 A scam is going around targeting website owners through text. It's important not to click on links you can't identify
The holiday season is here! :-)
....this can be stressful! :-(
Relationship Therapy Center, based in Roseville and Fair Oaks offers some tips on coping with all of this ^_^.
Five Top Tips For Coping During The Holiday Season - SacWellness The holiday season is here! This can be stressful! Based in Roseville and Fair Oaks, The Relationship Therapy Center Offers some coping tips!
Have you ever heard of exposure and response prevention therapy (ERT)? It's a leading treatment for OCD and some anxieties. In this week's SacWellness article, Sacramento area therapist Kristel Roper at Dauntless Counseling talks about ERT, what it looks like, and how it can be helpful.
Exposure And Response Prevention Therapy: What It Is And How It Helps A Sacramento area therapist talks about exposure and response prevention therapy: a leading treatment for anxiety and OCD
One of the best things you can do for your mental health is to incorporate a practice of gratitude into your life.
In this week's SacWellness article, local financial therapist Mariah Hudler at Koru Financial Therapy talks about this and how we can practice gratitude with money.
Gratitude and Money - SacWellness A Sacramento area therapist talks about the importance of gratitude and how we can apply this to our thoughts about money.
-experimenting with Tik Tok-
I passed out at the dentist today!
SacWellness on TikTok I passed out at the dentist today! let's talk about how our bodies manage anxiety! #stress#mentalhealth
Experimenting with TikTok
-dont put drugs in your butt!
SacWellness on TikTok don't put drugs in your asshole! :-(
The 7th monthly SacWellness newsletter went out today. If you aren't getting it, check it out. There's currently 52 ads in the classifieds for therapists. Including 15 job/internship positions!
Classifieds For Therapists - SacWellness The classifieds are included in our monthly SacWellness newsletter along with news about the site, local events, and mental health awareness dates.
In this week's SacWellness article, Sacramento area therapist Brian Ford at Enlighten Up Your Day talks about the importance of exploring our Cardinal Values: those values that are most important to us.
Exploring Cardinal Values: Our Most Important Ideals In Life - SacWellness Sacramento area therapist Brian Ford talks about the importance of examining our cardinal values: Those values most important to us.
In this week's SacWellness article, local therapist Steve Debenedetti Emanuel at River City Counseling talks about a traumatic experience he recently went through with his family and how he has coped with it.
A Therapist Recounts A Traumatic Event A Sacramento area therapist talks about a recent trauma he experienced and how he has coped with it since then.
I've created an ongoing compilation of LGBTQ resources available to those in the greater Sacramento area.
Please take a look, share, and let me know if you think I'm missing anything that should be added ^_^
LGBTQ resources available in the greater Sacramento area. This page is an ongoing collection of LGBTQ+ resources available in the greater Sacramento area. Please share and check back for updates ^_^
I like to create visual representations progress and the passing of time.
I got a jar and put a pebble in it for every therapy session I've done so far: Approximately 6,900.
Someday I will fill this jar
I intend to share some of the magnificent tidbits I've discovered over the years that reinforce my philosophies for a better life. Thanks for joining me!
Empowers individuals living with bipolar disorder and their caregivers by providing advocacy, education, support, and awareness—fostering a caring community and stigma-free world where mental health is equitably acknowledged and treated.
San Diego's oldest children's nonprofit providing hope and healing to thousands of children and families struggling with mental health challenges.
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Vista Hill, a nonprofit org. with programs/services in San Diego Co. that focus on intellectual & developmental disabilities, substance use disorder & mental illness. Assists under-served, challenged children, teens, adults & families. Non-residential.
We are conducting a number of studies that examine information processing in anxious and non-anxious individuals. If you are interested in participating in these studies, please give us a call at (619)229-3740 or email us at [email protected]
Kids' Turn San Diego promotes, supports and secures the well-being of children who are experiencing
Autism Spectrum Consultants, Inc. is a non-public agency, certified by the California Department of Education to provide program design and implementation of behavioral programs.
San Diego Marriage and Couples Counseling in Mission Valley.
Mental Health America of San Diego County is the county’s oldest nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives.