Categories: Psychotherapy

Art Therapy and Pregnancy Loss Support Group

Pregnancy Loss | Art Therapy Support Group There are many feelings that come with the loss of a pregnancy. Talking about these feelings in a small group of supportive women can bring a sense of community and unity. This eight week support group is a chance to speak with other women who are experiencing a […]

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Art Therapy and Brain Injury

By: Talia Singer, Psychotherapist National Geographic’s recent two part feature on art therapy and traumatic brain injury (http://www.nationalgeographic.com/healing-soldiers/) is a vivid and powerful account of using art in the place of words to express the profound. Art can be a concrete representation of one’s internal organization (or disorganization for that matter). There are many examples […]

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Learning a New Tango: Dancing Through Secondary Infertility.

By Amira Posner, My husband and I don’t dance. We both love to sing, and listen to a wide range of music, but dancing has never been our thing. A few years into our marriage I thought we should try dancing. We’d just had our first child and were looking for a hobby we could […]

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Trauma and Art Therapy

By Talia Singer, Psychotherapist The words trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are words that are being used a lot in mainstream conversations and the media, but what does it really mean? According to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the criteria for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) […]

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Art Therapy: A Tool to Mitigate Professional Burnout

By Talia Singer, Psychotherapist This is the classic story of burnout, told by one but shared by many. At first it may feel like exhaustion, such as, I should have gotten more sleep because Mondays are a killer. Then it seems like every day is a Monday and getting to work is a chore. Next […]

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Thyroid function and Psychological Wellbeing

By Talia Singer, Psychotherapist The relationship between thyroid function and psychological wellbeing was established well over two hundred years ago (Hage & Azar, 2011). Sciences of the body and mind recognize that fluctuations in thyroid functioning can significantly affect emotions and thoughts. Both an excess of thyroid hormone (hyperthyroidism) and a depletion of thyroid hormone […]

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Art Therapy is Not Only for the Artist

The New Year brings about opportunities to try something fresh and healthful for you. Many people have heard the term art therapy but not many people know what it involves and who can benefit from it. Adults in particular may feel uncertain to try this type of therapy because of the term art is in […]

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Psychosomatic Pain: A misunderstood Reality

By Talia Singer, Psychotherapist We all experience aches and pains in our lives, some physical pain resolves by itself and sometimes it becomes chronic. Chronic pain can be debilitating and hinder our daily routine. When this happens, feelings of helplessness, depression and anxiety are common. The word “psychosomatic” has gotten a bad rap over the […]

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Debunking Those Therapy Myths

By Talia Singer, RN, Psychotherapist There’s an old therapy joke that says if you arrive early for an appointment, you’re anxious. If you arrive late for an appointment, you’re anti-social. If you arrive exactly on time for an appointment, you’re obsessive-compulsive. The joke goes with an image of a long couch and a therapist sitting […]

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