Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) by Dr. Arroyo-Carrion

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is an evidence-based therapy for PTSD. It has been proven to assist with reducing trauma-related symptoms developed after experiencing a variety of traumatic events including military combat, physical and sexual abuse or assault, accidents, threats, or being a witness ofviolence or death. Treatment consists of 12 weekly, 60-minutes sessions, which can be delivered in-person, virtual, and...[ read more ]

Treating trauma with EMDR Yashira Oropeza-Diaz, PsyD, MSCP, LMHC Licensed Psychologist

What is trauma? Trauma is the response to a deeply distressing or disturbing event that overwhelms an individual’s ability to cope, causes feelings of helplessness, diminishes their sense of self and their ability to feel a full range of emotions and experiences.  Trauma is a pervasive problem. Unlike ordinary hardships, traumatic events tend to be sudden and unpredictable, involve a serious threat...[ read more ]

DBT Prolonged Exposure (DBT PE) By Dr. Arroyo-Carrion

The DBT Prolonged Exposure Protocol (DBT PE) is an evidenced-based treatment for PTSD developed by Melanie Harned, PhD. It combines all the elements of Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) with DBT skills to assist with acquiring behavioral control and addressing any presenting difficulties that remain after PE. Treatment is delivered in three stages but overall, it has been started after 20...[ read more ]


Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) is an evidence-based therapy designed to treat PTSD. PE assists individuals approach trauma-related symptoms while reducing engagement in avoidance and increasing feelings of accomplishment. Treatment consists of 8-15, 90-minute sessions, usually on a weekly basis.   WHAT IS PE?   PE is a trauma-focused therapy that assists patients actively work on controlling symptoms even those with...[ read more ]

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: What it is, and What it isn’t By: Dr. Nicole Biondoletti

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: What it is, and What it isn’t OCD is fascinating in that it is very simple in definition but extraordinarily varied in presentation. Here is a brief discussion on the basics of OCD and some common misconceptions. What it is: OCD is the presence of intrusive thoughts or obsessions (used interchangeably in the context of OCD) and/or compulsions....[ read more ]

What is Mom Guilt, and How to Overcome It!

This month, we’ve been talking about women’s mental health and the battles we face. In our last blog, we talked about the pressure we—as women—face every day to “be it all.” In this one, we’re going to talk about how that pressure impacts a particular group of women. Moms. Because not only do mom’s, like most women, deal with the...[ read more ]

Women’s Mental Health & The Pressure to do it All

How many times have you heard a friend talk about how overwhelmed she is? How tired, or stressed, or frustrated she is? Not during times of crisis or huge event, but just in her regular day to day life? How many times have YOU felt that way?    As women, the pressure to DO ALL THE THINGS is a weight...[ read more ]

Local Resources: Coping with Uncertainty

In accordance with the blog on “Coping with Uncertainty” and the anxiety, loss of control and even depression that can arise from events happening around the world, and in our own personal lives. Below are resources listed in the Bay Area of Florida for anxiety reduction groups, online groups, and resources for coping with uncertainty including yoga groups and other...[ read more ]

Coping with Uncertainty by Dr. Elizabeth Justine Devlin

Coping with Uncertainty “Uncertainty is the only certainty there is” –John Allen Paulos Living with uncertainty as a human being is one of the most trying and challenging concepts to cope and come to terms with. Whether that be existential crises about the meaning and purpose of ones life and what occurs after death, or day to day struggles and...[ read more ]

Does Virtual Couples Therapy Really Work?

Over the last two years, the term “virtual therapy” is popping up more and more. Before the pandemic, many of us had never even considered meeting with a therapist via computer, phone, or tablet. The health safety benefits of virtual therapy speak for themselves in a pandemic. But, millions across the world have also discovered the convenience of online therapy....[ read more ]

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