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How to Manage Fertility Treatments

How To Manage Fertility Treatments , Cope Better Therapy, Philadelphia PA, Lori OMara, LCSW, CST

So often my clients express overwhelm and anxiety in response to how to manage fertility treatments. Panic, fear and worry often dominate the emotional landscape and spiral individuals and couples into a deep, dark abyss of uncertainty. Today I will provide tips on how to manage fertility treatments and optimize your well-being during fertility treatments. 1. Manage stress Yes, it's easier said than done, but being stressed is quite literally the worst thing for you and your body right...

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The Least Helpful Things To Say To Someone Who Is Trying To Get Pregnant

The Least Helpful Things To Say To Someone Who Is Trying To Get Pregnant Cope Better Therapy

If you know someone in fertility treatments, you probably want to support them, but might not always know what to say. Here's a list of the least helpful things to say to someone who is trying to get pregnant. 1. IT'S GOING TO BE OKAY This statement, while well intentioned, often spirals women into feelings of overwhelm, frustration and anxiety. Nobody KNOWS it is going to be okay. NOBODY  can guarantee it will be "okay." While most women will get pregnant eventually, not all...

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How To Cope Through Fertility Treatments

How To Cope Through Fertility Treatments Cope Better Therapy, Philadelphia PA

Infertility impacts 1 in 8 couples and while causes of infertility vary, women undergoing fertility treatments want valid advice on how to cope through fertility treatments. This articles offers suggestions on how to cope through fertility treatments. These strategies are tools discussed with my clients at Cope Better Therapy. 1. Treat Yourself A client shared with me that she treats herself every month she does not get pregnant. I really love this idea about how to cope through fertility...

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How To Get Pregnant and Boost Fertility

Get Pregnant and Boost Fertility Cope Better Therapy, Philadelphia, PA

Causes of infertility It's estimated that 10-20% of American couples struggle with infertility, so how can you improve your chances of getting pregnant when trying to conceive?  There are several things you can do to increase your ability to conceive.  Here are 5 things you can do now to get pregnant and boost fertility. Get Adequate Sleep Sleep is critical when trying to conceive (TTC).  Women should not only get adequate sleep, but also consistent, quality sleep. Sleep regulates...

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How to Cope With Tax Season Stress

How to Cope with Tax Season Stress Cope Better Therapy

While the New Year is always a time of celebration and hope for better things to come, it also means tax season is here, and this reality brings with it stress for both accountants and for taxpayers. While the longer work hours and heavier work load is very taxing for accountants during tax season, for the taxpayers themselves it is the worry over owing the government a lot in back taxes that is usually the biggest source of stress, and let us not forget thefear of a tax...

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How to Give Back and Donate to a Cause in 2021

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With the new year here, I've been thinking a lot about 2020, a year everyone is eager to leave behind. There's no doubt last year brought up feelings of uncertainty, scarcity, fear, anger and angst for almost everyone. A worldwide pandemic forced us to evaluate our personal priorities, scale back on social gatherings and make tough choices, like choosing to do what is necessary (instead of what we want) for the greater good of others and our own well-being. Social and racial inequalities...

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10 Ways to Cope With Intense Emotions During the Coronavirus Crisis

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Photograph courtesy of Getty Images. Article originally appeared in Philadelphia Magazine at published on May 11, 2020 – By Laura Brzyski   Local grief and anger management counselors weigh in on how to sit with all your coronavirus feelings without lashing out. These past two months have dredged up a LOT of feelings for many folks. The collective experience of this pandemic has been...

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Self-Care Tips to Practice at Home While Social Distancing

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Article originally appeared in Redfin at published on March 30, 2020 - By Emily Huddleston As the world continues to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, health officials are recommending social-distancing and self-quarantine practices to slow the spread of the disease. This means, for the foreseeable future, we’ll be spending a lot more time at home. Our daily routines will shift, we’ll be without the face-to-face...

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COVID-19 Notice

March 13, 2020 Dear Patients, I hope you are all well and safe at home with your loved ones. As a safety precaution, I have decided to close my office until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic as of March 13, 2020. The unfortunate reality is that, at this time I am unsure when I will be able to re-open my office. We are all at the mercy of this quickly growing pandemic. All current patients will be contacted and moved to Cope Connect, my remote therapy service, to safeguard...

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7 Ways to Overcome Anxiety at the Doctor’s Office

7 Ways to Overcome Anxiety at the Doctor's Office

Going to the doctor’s office is not a walk in the park for anybody, but for some people, it can be a real source of anxiety. Does your stomach start tying up in knots and you start to panic when you even think about making a doctor’s appointment, let alone actually walking into the office? Avoiding going to the doctor’s will only put your health at risk so you need to address your anxiety now. Here are 7 ways to overcome anxiety at the doctor’s office and it starts with this first...

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Cope Better Therapy

Lori provides counseling to adults and couples in a comfortable environment in Rittenhouse Square. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MbSR), she helps individuals live fuller lives.


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(267) 326-1147


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