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.

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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Some History about Juneteenth

Some History about Juneteenth

Article by: McKenna Hereford, PhDWhat is Juneteenth? What have you heard about Juneteenth? If you’re like many other people, you likely did not learn this important history in school. Maybe you’ve seen social media posts during the last few years or haven’t heard at...

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Why Do We Celebrate Pride?

Why Do We Celebrate Pride?

June is Pride Month! Article by: McKenna Hereford, PhDYou’ve likely heard about pride month and maybe even seen various celebrations that typically occur in June. Within the past few years, many companies have begun their own forms of endorsement and you may see...

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How Can Community Care Help Me?

How Can Community Care Help Me?

What is Self-care Versus Community Care?The topics of self-care and therapy have exploded in the past few years. You’ve probably seen many social media posts or ads pointing to products, services, or hobbies that serve as some form of self-care. The term self-care is...

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Current Events and Collective Trauma: Resources & Help

Current Events and Collective Trauma: Resources & Help

You likely have read the news about Uvalde. Many people have expressed disbelief that this happened in a school again and that this occurred soon after other shootings in recent weeks. You might be experiencing grief, anger, fear, panic, disconnection, disbelief, and...

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What The Ultimatum Can Teach Us about Boundaries

What The Ultimatum Can Teach Us about Boundaries

Article by Dr. McKenna Hereford If you’ve heard about The Ultimatum show recently on Netflix, you’re not alone! The show consists of monogamous couples wherein one has issued an ultimatum to propose/get married. Basically, one partner wants to get married and is tired...

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Three ADHD Myths

Three ADHD Myths

Article by Dr. McKenna Hereford Most people have probably heard of ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder). If you’ve been on social media over the past year, you’ve likely seen more content related to ADHD as well. Many people have shared their lived...

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Three Symptoms of Depression You Might Not Think About

Three Symptoms of Depression You Might Not Think About

Article by Dr. McKenna Hereford When we talk about mental health concerns, most people immediately think about depression. We probably picture someone who’s sad, seems hopeless, and/or stops spending time with people. You might also think of that Zoloft commercial...

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The Difference Between Good Therapy and Great Therapy

The Difference Between Good Therapy and Great Therapy

Article by Dr. Kyler Shumway Video by Dr. Sydnor Sikes What’s the difference between good therapy and great therapy? Those who’ve experienced both (like me!) can tell you.   Good therapy feels good!  Good therapists provide safe spaces for you to feel seen and heard,...

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How to Be a Man: Three Simple Steps

How to Be a Man: Three Simple Steps

Article by Dr. Kyler Shumway Video by Dr. Mike Balsan  “Just be a man!”   “Man up!”   “Be strong/tough/powerful/successful!” If you were raised in American culture with traditional masculine values, you probably heard these kinds of things from time to time. And...

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Three Unusual Reasons Why You Need to Feel Your Feelings

Three Unusual Reasons Why You Need to Feel Your Feelings

Video by Dr. Sydnor Sikes Article by Dr. Kyler ShumwayWhy is it important to feel your feelings?  Do our emotions even matter?  Would we be better off living the Vulcan, mechanical life free from sadness, anger, or even joy? All good questions! While most people would...

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