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Coping Strategies for the Holiday Season

Coping Strategies for the Holiday Season

The holidays can be a time of excitement and connection, but they’re also often a time of heightened stress. Spending time with family, staying in a childhood home, potentially having less access to a therapist or mental health support, along with many other...
Coping with Climate Dread

Coping with Climate Dread

Last year, during the summer of 2021, I experienced my first severe heat wave on the West Coast. With temperatures reaching up to 120°, I was one of the many Portland residents living without air conditioning in my apartment. I was fortunate enough to have support...
Therapist Guide: PTSD and Symptoms

Therapist Guide: PTSD and Symptoms

Survivors of childhood abuse, sexual assault, and other violent assaults often experience post-traumatic stress. The way that individuals experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress may differ for each person. Being able to recognize these symptoms can be helpful in...