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.

Tips for Parents: Social Media Use and Kids

Tips for Parents: Social Media Use and Kids

By Nicole Porterpan-Cassell, LPC, Certified School Counselor The Pros and Cons of Social Media for Kids If you are trying to figure out how much and what type of social media access your kid should have, we are here to help. Navigating social media today can be...

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A Mental Health Guide for Extreme Weather Survival

A Mental Health Guide for Extreme Weather Survival

Kyler Shumway, PsyDPresident & Chief Clinical OfficerAs Texas continues to grapple with unexpected and extreme weather conditions, it's crucial to recognize the impact these events can have on our mental health. The Great Freezes have not only tested our physical...

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How to Avoid or Recover from Caregiver Burnout

How to Avoid or Recover from Caregiver Burnout

Caring for someone with an illness or disability can be rewarding but also challenging and stressful. Family caregivers often face emotional, physical, and financial difficulties as they try to balance their own needs with the needs of their loved ones. This can lead...

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Domestic Violence: What to Know and How to Survive

Domestic Violence: What to Know and How to Survive

Article by: Dr. Kyler Shumway, President & Chief Clinical OfficerOctober is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the prevalence and impact of domestic violence in our communities, and to support survivors in their journey of healing...

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PTSD, as told by a Special Ops Veteran

PTSD, as told by a Special Ops Veteran

Article by: Benjamin Conners, LPCUnderstand that PTSD is misunderstood  A short time after my special operations experience, I was moving my young family to a new city. My wife, son, and I were in the back of a U-Haul unloading boxes into a storage unit near our new...

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A Dozen Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

A Dozen Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Article by: Dr. Stephanie Banuelos, Bilingual Services LeadWhat is Hispanic Heritage Month?  We celebrate September 15-October 15 in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. This month is meant to honor the histories, cultures, and contributions of those whose families came...

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Seven Better Ways to Ask “How Are You?”

Seven Better Ways to Ask “How Are You?”

“How are you?”  This is probably one of the most common questions we ask and answer every day. But how often do we really mean it? How often do we really listen to the answer? How often do we really express how we feel? The answer? 99.9% of the time:  “I’m good. How...

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What to Do When a Loved One Dies

What to Do When a Loved One Dies

Deep Eddy Psychotherapy’s Chief Clinical Officer provided an expert interview in response to the tragic loss of a local student. We wanted to take the opportunity to share the interview as well as offer some advice and tips for people who may be coping with the loss...

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How to Tame Your Anxiety: A Guide Based on Science

How to Tame Your Anxiety: A Guide Based on Science

Article by Dr. Kyler ShumwayI’m from a tiny town in the middle of nowhere in Idaho. As a kid, I was a lot like most other kids. I grew up on a farm out in the country.  I had a mom and a dad, three younger sisters, a younger brother, and a puppy.  I loved playing...

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Why Do I Have Strong Emotions?

Why Do I Have Strong Emotions?

Article by: McKenna Hereford, Ph.D.You’ve likely experienced a wide variety of emotions in your life, including some uncomfortable ones. Have you ever wondered WHY we experience the emotions we do as people? Well, the answer, like many things related to people, is...

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Your Maternal Mental Health Guide!

Your Maternal Mental Health Guide!

Article by: Caroline Hammond, LPC-A & Carly Shannon-Rigby, LPC-SMotherhood.  The word might conjure images of selfless love, caring for others, self-sacrifice, and maternal intuition. But what about the complex process of becoming a mother and learning to be a...

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Mental Health Awareness Month 2023

Mental Health Awareness Month 2023

Article by: McKenna Hereford, Ph.D.You’ve most likely scrolled past headlines or posts talking about mental health this month already. Mental health has been a huge topic in the past few years! President Biden even signed a proclamation in 2022 highlighting the need...

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What is Eco-Anxiety?

What is Eco-Anxiety?

Article by: McKenna Hereford, Ph.D.It feels impossible to scroll through the news without seeing an intense headline about climate change. This week alone, CBS News published a headline titled “Sea Levels Rise: Scientists Find ‘Unprecedented’ Rates.” It’s no wonder we...

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Storytelling: A Liberatory Intervention

Storytelling: A Liberatory Intervention

Article By: Michael Azarani, Ph.D.Clinical experience reveals much about the artistic and scientific practice of psychology. Integrating these two dimensions often feels like balancing on a tightrope, where I often have to confront the limitations of the clinical...

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Happy Women’s History Month!

Happy Women’s History Month!

Article by: McKenna Hereford, Ph.D.Now more than ever, we want to amplify the importance of Women's History and undercurrents that continue to permeate our culture and laws, both insidiously and glaringly. Being a woman is both a shared and individual experience...

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How Did I Fall for That Post?

How Did I Fall for That Post?

Article by: McKenna Hereford, Ph.D.When we’re scrolling on social media, we constantly find accounts and posts giving information on a bunch of topics. It can even feel overwhelming at times! The past couple years, especially, have felt overwhelming and hard to know...

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Making a Career Change? Start here!

Making a Career Change? Start here!

Article By: Erica Mathis, Ph.D.Now more than ever, people are looking to make changes in their career. Long gone are the days in which we stay in the same job from the time that we begin working to the time that we retire. However, many people who want to make a...

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How to Make Friends in Austin (as an Adult)

How to Make Friends in Austin (as an Adult)

Article By: Daniel Wendler, Psy.D.If you’ve found yourself feeling lonely in adulthood – well, you’re not alone. A 2018 study of 20,000 American adults by health insurance company Cigna found that: Only about half of Americans (53%) have any meaningful social...

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Community Awareness: Mass Shootings

Community Awareness: Mass Shootings

Article By: Kyler Shumway, Psy.D.The following is a message written to the Deep Eddy Psychotherapy community by our President and Chief Clinical Officer regarding the recent mass shootings in America.  Some of the details and formatting have been altered for the...

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