Author: Kara Ferriera

Developed by psychologist Dr. Marsha M. Linehan in the late 1980s, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has since become an integral part of psychotherapy, particularly for individuals grappling with emotional dysregulation, self-harm behaviors, and borderline personality disorder (BPD). However, its efficacy extends beyond these specific conditions,...

Whether you’re a high school or college student, a busy professional, or a parent – or a parent and busy professional combined, time management is essential. With endless tasks to juggle, commitments to honor, and goals to pursue, mastering time management becomes essential for leading...

By Barbara K. Stump, MAWho is ready for Spring Break? I live in northern Michigan, and we may have one more round of snow coming. So, yes, please!!In the spirit of traveling, and to practice mindfulness, I’m creating postcards each month to journal my 2024...

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it's easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of stress, negativity, and self-doubt. Fortunately, therapists are equipped with a toolbox of strategies to help individuals reshape their perspectives and cultivate a more positive outlook on life....

Becoming a parent is often described as one of life's most rewarding experiences, but for many, the journey is accompanied by unexpected challenges. Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD) affects countless individuals, impacting not only the well-being of the parent but also the entire family...

Lifestyle changes are often discussed to support mental health – and one of the most important lifestyle changes anyone can make, whether to address mental health issues or simply to improve performance and personal outlook, is to improve sleep quality. Quality sleep is not just about...

How are your New Year’s resolutions going? Change can be difficult to implement. One powerful concept that can significantly impact this process is the idea of keystone habits. These are the foundational behaviors that, when cultivated, have a ripple effect on other aspects of one's...

By Barbara K. Stump, MAAh, February….the month of love! We are all seeing love this year, as it is even playing out in the Superbowl, with the all-American pairing of Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift. It’s giving non-football fans another reason to tune into this...

In the fast-paced and demanding world of today's workplaces, it's not uncommon for individuals to feel overwhelmed and stressed. It’s easy to feel like you have to be extra productive, always available via email and ultimately overwhelmed by everything on your to-do list. Here are...