How to Cope with Nightmares

Annie MillerInsomnia

If you’ve experienced a nightmare before, you know how terrifying they can be. Waking up with your heart pounding, unable to get the images out of your mind.  As the pandemic drags on, sleep and dreams have become popular topics and many people are experiencing changes in their typical dreaming habits. Knowing what a nightmare is and how to cope … Read More

What You Should Know About Online Therapy

Annie MillerOnline Therapy

Are you dealing with extra stress or anxiety? Perhaps you are having more trouble sleeping these days. Maybe you’re intrigued by online therapy, but you are not sure if it’s right for you.  One of the positives that emerged from COVID-19 is that online therapy has become more accepted and more accessible. And for many types of psychotherapy, therapy online … Read More

Insomnia and Depression: Common Misconceptions and Evidence-Based Treatment

Annie MillerInsomnia

Having trouble sleeping? And feeling depressed? You are not alone. Insomnia and depression are closely connected and also, often misunderstood. It is estimated that 10-15% of the population struggles with chronic insomnia (lasting more than 3 months) and 7-13% have had at least one major depressive episode. These estimates are based on pre-pandemic numbers and likely there are significant increases … Read More

Supporting Your Teen During the Pandemic

Annie MillerTeen Therapy

Navigating distance learning, dealing with separation from friends, and concern about world events are just some of the issues teens are dealing with right now. Adolescence can be challenging during normal times, but during the pandemic, being a teen is complicated. The National 4-H Council conducted a survey of 1,500 teens between the ages of 13-19 in May. According to … Read More

Can EMDR Be Done Online?

Annie MillerEMDR

Many of us are feeling overwhelmed right now. Whether you are afraid of the virus, or you are worried about economic uncertainty, the COVID-19 pandemic has far-reaching consequences on our mental health. With more people struggling, therapists are figuring out how to deliver therapy in an online format. Before the pandemic started, I had not thought about practicing EMDR online … Read More

How to Help Your Teen Create a Summer Sleep Schedule

Annie MillerTeen Therapy

Summer months can bring a change in routine for many teens and their families. With the pandemic, this shift in schedule has lasted months. Many teens are going to bed later and sleeping later. With no reason to be up in the morning, teens are pushing their wake-up time late into the morning or to the afternoon. As a parent, … Read More

Coping with Health Anxiety During an Outbreak

Annie MillerAnxiety

With all the talk about the virus, it’s hard not to feel worried. In fact, it’s important to be cautious so we can help prevent the spread of COVID-19. But, if you are someone who deals with health anxiety, being cautious can lead to hypervigilance and obsession about illness, symptoms, and health. If you are finding that you are preoccupied … Read More

How to Build Resilience During Tough Times

Annie MillerEMDR

An important question that I am asking my clients right now is: How are you coping with everything going on? This is an emotional and anxiety-filled time and many of us are experiencing higher levels of stress. The pandemic coupled with nationwide unrest is causing a lot of distress. What is important to notice is how we deal with these … Read More

4 Reasons You Can’t Sleep Right Now and What You Can Do About It

Annie MillerInsomnia

Sleep during the pandemic is a topic that seems to be coming up a lot. While some people are sleeping better since COVID-19 started, many more are struggling with insomnia symptoms. Here are some of the reasons why you might be having a hard time sleeping right now. And with a few small changes, you can improve your sleep. Your … Read More

How to Get Therapy When You’re Stuck at Home

Annie MillerOnline Therapy

Ok, so the world has changed. A lot. We all have higher anxiety, more sleepless nights and many of us are googling things that hardly put our mind at ease. We have been staying at home for a while now and we don’t know when it’s going to end. With all of the uncertainty in the world, it is clear … Read More