How to Manage Stress Around the Holidays

Annie MillerAnxiety

The holidays are just around the corner, and visions of spending time with family and friends are enough to make anyone look forward to this time of year. The time off work doesn’t hurt, either. But, for many people, the holidays can be a source of stress. They can often throw you off your normal routine, add extra events and … Read More

How to Create Change That Can Actually Stick

Annie MillerAnxiety

Changing problematic behavior isn’t easy.  Even if you have the best of intentions, you’re dedicated, and initially motivated, it’s still difficult to stick with a positive change to see it through.  Why? The brain likes habits. It likes routine and familiarity. When you’ve been acting a certain way and living out a routine and behaviors for so long, your brain … Read More

The Connection Between PTSD and Physical Pain

Annie MillerEMDR

Most people recognize PTSD as solely a mental health issue, and that is certainly the case. But, there is often a greater connection between PTSD and physical pain than many of us realize.  The effects of trauma can manifest themselves in many ways, including physical symptoms in the body.  Understanding that connection can help you recognize some symptoms sooner. As … Read More

Grounding Techniques That Can Help if You’re Dealing with Trauma

Annie MillerEMDR

Dealing with trauma is different for everyone. Trauma symptoms can greatly impact your daily life and it can be hard to manage these intrusions. That’s why management techniques you can do on your own are important to learn and can make a big difference.  Getting professional help for issues like anxiety and PTSD is hugely important. It’s something you shouldn’t … Read More

The Most Common Reasons Your Pain Is Not Getting Better

Annie MillerChronic Pain

When you have chronic pain, every area of your life can feel like a struggle. It can limit what you do on a daily basis, and you might never know when a flare-up will occur.  Now, more than ever, you might deal with daily pain due to stress and uncertainty. There is so much going on in the world that … Read More

How to Manage Anxiety About Going into the Office

Annie MillerAnxiety

Thousands of people in the U.S. had to deal with changes in the way they work every day. For many, that meant working remotely for well over a year. Now, some companies are encouraging their employees to return to work in person. But, with so much uncertainty still circulating, it’s normal to feel uneasy and anxious about going back to … Read More

How to Get Your Teen’s Sleep Back on Track

Annie MillerTeen Therapy

Summer is officially winding down, and if you have a teenager in the house, that means you’re probably thinking about them heading back to school. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic last year caused many kids and teens to switch to remote learning, which often contributed to later schedules. Then, of course, teens are notorious for poor sleeping habits in … Read More

How Therapy Can Help Chronic Pain

Annie MillerChronic Pain

When most people think of chronic pain, they focus on physical treatment. We seek out doctors who can prescribe medications or do procedures. Those options can be really helpful, and different treatments and pain-management methods can make a big difference in how you feel.  But it’s important not to overlook the mind-body connection when it comes to chronic pain. In … Read More

3 “Harmless” Habits That Cause Insomnia

Annie MillerInsomnia

Insomnia and poor sleep are impacting many people right now. Tossing and turning occasionally is very normal, especially after the last year. But chronic insomnia can take a toll. Insomnia can lead to feelings of anxiety or depression and reduce your overall quality of life.  When we experience trouble sleeping, we are often told to try to go to bed … Read More

4 Ways to Calm an Active Mind

Annie MillerAnxiety

Do you feel like your mind is always “running”? Maybe you wish there were some kind of “off” switch you could push on occasion, just to find some peace and relax.  An active mind is not always a bad thing. But it can be exhausting and overwhelming when it takes over. When that happens, and you feel you can’t control … Read More