Blog

Welcome! Our goal with this blog is to tap into the rich clinical knowledge of our team in order to provide high quality, curated content that is useful to both clients and therapists. Some articles such as those in our “Therapy 101” series are more introductory and aimed at people who are considering or are new to therapy. Others like our “Deep Eddy Discussions” series dive deeper into a topic and may be more relevant to therapists or experienced clients. We hope that this blog will serve as a valuable resource for enriching your therapy experience here at Deep Eddy.

Do the Dance of Tiredness

Do the Dance of Tiredness

Article By: Dr. Charlotte HowardI was sad and nostalgic hearing that my college professor from 25 years ago, Peter Schmitz, a professional dancer and inspiring artist, died recently.  My brother, Glenn, also danced in the department with Peter around the same time and...

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Native American Contributors to Psychology

Native American Contributors to Psychology

Article By: Lisa Eiland, LCSW-SThis year, we hope to recognize people who have contributed to the field that are often overlooked; for this blog, we want to recognize Dr. Carolyn Lewis Attneave, Dr. Logan Wright, Dr. Arthur McDonald, and Dr. Marigold Linton.Dr....

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MLK’s “Creative Maladjustment”

MLK’s “Creative Maladjustment”

Written by: Sheena Yazdandoost, LCSW & McKenna Hereford, Ph.D.This year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, let's honor his legacy by reflecting on his powerful address at APA's Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. in 1967. As he mentions in this statement, "there are...

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New Year, New Me? How to Make Resolutions that Last

New Year, New Me? How to Make Resolutions that Last

Article By: Erica Mathis, Ph.D.So you want to make some New Year's resolutions? Setting New Year's resolutions is a common practice for many individuals. We are bombarded with marketing at the end of each year that tells us we need to make a change - sales on fitness...

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Helping Children Remember Loved Ones Who Have Passed

Helping Children Remember Loved Ones Who Have Passed

Article by: Steffanie Strawbridge, LCSW-SWhile December can be a time of great joy as we celebrate Chanukah, Winter Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve or many other special days in the month, for many it is a time of great sadness as they remember loved ones...

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Coping with Holiday Grief

Coping with Holiday Grief

Article by: Alyza Moore, LPC-AFor so many, the holidays are hard. Whether due to existing family dynamics, grief, seasonal depression, or a number of other variables, the holidays are often anything but the warm, glowing, joyful months that Hallmark movies make them...

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National Adoption Month

National Adoption Month

Article by: Steffanie Strawbridge, LCSW-SNovember is National Adoption Month! Adopting is the act of giving a child a forever home and a family. Many people choose this path to adding to their family. It may be due to fertility issues, it may be that your heart has...

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National Gratitude Month

National Gratitude Month

Article by: Michella Conrad, M.Ed., Doctoral InternWhy Gratitude Matters This month invites us to reflect on the value of gratitude and acknowledge its importance.  The following is a practical definition of gratitude that may be used in a therapeutic setting:...

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National Hispanic and Latine Heritage Month

National Hispanic and Latine Heritage Month

Written by: Sheena Yazdandoost, LCSWEach year from September 15 to October 15, people celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Hispanic and Latine groups. This year,  we at Deep Eddy wanted to honor the important contributions to the mental health field from...

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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness

Article by Michella Conrad, M.Ed., Doctoral InternOctober Is Observed as A Commemorative Month for Pregnancy and Infant Loss AwarenessIf you or a loved one has lost a child to stillbirth, miscarriage, sudden infant death syndrome, or any other reason during pregnancy...

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DV Awareness Month

DV Awareness Month

Article by Steffanie Strawbridge, LCSW-SGet Our Purple On October is National Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence Awareness Month!Often in October we see a lot of pink -- pink ribbons, pink cleats on athletes and pink t-shirts. Most people know that the pink...

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ADHD Awareness Month

ADHD Awareness Month

Article by: Ian Woodwick, Psy.D.Welcome to October, or as it is more commonly known, ADHD awareness month.  ADHD is relatively well-known, however, there is a substantial amount of confusion and misinformation regarding aspects of the disorder. Between social media,...

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Procrastination

Procrastination

Aricle by McKenna Hereford, PhDProcrastination Did you have a reaction reading that word? Most of us have read articles or watched videos about this topic, only to find ourselves procrastinating later! A common reaction to even seeing the word is something like “ugh,...

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National Wellness Month

National Wellness Month

Article by: Brianna Reineke, LPC, LCDCThis August, we celebrate National Wellness Month! National Wellness Month is an opportunity for all of us to establish healthy habits, such as stress management and remaining present - both for ourselves and others. Establishing...

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Role of Social Media on Mental Health

Role of Social Media on Mental Health

Article by: McKenna Hereford, PhDHow Does Social Media Affect Our Mental Health? Have you felt overwhelmed since 2020, particularly during or after checking social media? If so, you are not alone! Many people have reported feeling more hopelessness, depression,...

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July is BIPOC Mental Health Month!

July is BIPOC Mental Health Month!

Article by: McKenna Hereford, PhDFormerly known as National Minority Mental Health Month, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Mental Health Month is designated to bring awareness and action to mental health concerns experienced in Black and Brown...

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Why Disability Pride Month?

Why Disability Pride Month?

Article by: McKenna Hereford, PhDIt's Disability Pride Month! Although not nationally recognized, July has become pride month for the community, where parades are held throughout the country. The month of July was chosen due to the Americans with Disabilities Act...

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Re-Aligning with Values

Re-Aligning with Values

Article by: McKenna Hereford, PhDValues With everything going on the past couple years, you might be feeling more stress, anxious, depressed, or maybe all of the above. It’s hard not to feel overwhelmed by current events, the pandemic, job changes, inflation, and...

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Happy PRIDE!!

Happy PRIDE!!

Article by: Sheena Yazdandoost, LCSWThroughout the month of June, as we celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and bring the month to a close, I want to bring to our attention the impact that the mental health community has had on Queer identities throughout history. Here is...

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Mental Health Awareness. Not just for May.

Mental Health Awareness. Not just for May.

Article by: McKenna Hereford, PhDIn case you missed it, May was National Mental Health Awareness Month! You’ve likely heard conversations around mental health the last couple years, and for good reason! The pandemic has exacerbated the need for mental health care...

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