Pet Ownership and Mental Health

In many scenarios, the love between a pet and their owners becomes an unbreakable bond. Not only does the pet rely on the human for basic means of living, but whether they recognize it, humans begin to rely on animals as well. This relationship of relying on one... read more

Psychopathy vs. Sociopathy

Psychopathy and sociopathy are two very different and real features of antisocial personality disorder. Oftentimes these two terms are used interchangeably to describe someone who may seem out of touch with reality, however, the behaviors of a psychopath differ... read more

Mental Illness and College Students

When high school graduates leave for the first time to go to college, the focus is typically on what classes they’ll be taking, scholarships, school loans, and their new dorm rooms, but some of the focus should be on preparation for how their mental health could be... read more

Fighting the Winter Blues

When the thermostat dips down, many people struggle with feelings of depression and lethargy. Those who suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD) are not the only people who wrestle with the feelings of depression during the cold months. Shorter days, cold... read more

Your First Meeting With a Therapist

So you’ve done your research and have finally found a great therapist for you. The next step is to meet with the therapist and there is a certain level of anxiety associated with meeting a therapist for the first time. If you are completely new to therapy and... read more

Starting the Year Off Right

Every year offers a fresh start. New Year’s resolutions are so common, but people often have a hard time keeping them. You can avoid this issue by carefully thinking about your resolutions and planning how to accomplish them. The most important part of working toward... read more