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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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The Techniques and Benefits of Cognitive Therapy Treatment for Depression

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Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses. Over one in eight people will experience a depressive episode once during their life. Cognitive Therapy is one way to treat depression and there are many techniques and benefits of Cognitive Therapy treatment for depression. A common symptom for many people dealing with depression is negative thoughts. Although that might not sound like a big deal, negative thoughts become a huge hindrance day to day. All too often, depressed people...

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How to Cope with Adjustment Disorder

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Change is a part of life, but that does not mean all change is good or easy to accept. For any change, big or small, good or bad, there is a period of adjustment as we try and process what has happened and deal with whatever impact it has made on our lives. For some, this adjustment period is more difficult. It causes them undue stress and anxiety, resulting in a host of emotional issues, even if the change was expected. In these cases, adjustment disorder may emerge. Having an adjustment...

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How PTSD and Substance Abuse Are Related

How PTSD and Substance Abuse are Related

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse are one of the most common dual diagnoses. Many of the symptoms of PTSD will drive a person to look for a way to regain control over their emotions and their life. Some people turn to drugs or alcohol for that relief, believing it will help them feel in control again or can help to numb the pain or forget the traumatic situation that is now causing them stress. PTSD and substance abuse are closely linked and one cannot be treated without...

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How to Survive a Panic Attack Alone

How To Survive a Panic Attack Alone

Whether you are prone to panic attacks or whether you are currently experiencing your first panic attack ever, you might not know what you can do to calm yourself down. The scariest thing about a panic attack is that it can strike anytime, anywhere, and you might not know how to get through it without completely breaking down. The panic can come over you slowly, or it can come over you gradually. No matter how they affect you, you want to know how to survive a panic attack, even if you are...

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What Is Depression?


The term depression has become so ubiquitous today that many people use it to simply mean that they are feeling sad. And while sadness is a big part of depression, feeling occasionally sad about actually sad events in your life is not the same thing as experiencing depression, which is a very real chemical imbalance in the brain that makes it impossible for the individual to experience emotion in the same way as someone with a healthy chemical balance. Depression is both an emotional and...

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9 Ways to Cope with Grief and Loss

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No matter the source of your feelings of grief and loss, these feelings can be very difficult to deal with. Simply stewing in them will only make you feel worse. If you want to cope with grief, here are nine ways to do just that and improve your life: 1. Reach out and ask for support. The worst thing you can do is try to deal with your grief on your own. Now is the time to seek out the support of people who have been through a similar loss or who are in the exact same situation. For example,...

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How to Help Someone with Depression

How to Help Someone with Depression

Depression is complex and it can be difficult to know how to help someone with depression. If a friend or family members is struggling with depression, you might not know exactly what you can do to make their life easier or to help remedy the situation. Individuals who have never struggled with depression may not know what to do, what to say or how to express themselves. This also applies to someone trying to help a loved one with depression. You might be so worried about doing or saying the...

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Top 10 Signs of Depression

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Those who have never experienced depression might believe that you will always know that you are depressed. Those currently experiencing depression, however, know that depression can sneak up on you and you might find yourself in its midst, without even realizing why you feel the way you do. Knowing the signs of depression can help you identify this condition and seek help as soon as possible. Here are the most common ten signs of depression. 1. Physical pain While we usually consider...

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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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