How Can Trauma Impact Your Sleep?

Annie MillerInsomnia

Sleep disruption is one of the most common symptoms of trauma. This is true whether your trauma was due to physical violence, childhood neglect or abuse, sexual assault, a medical condition, or if your symptoms are due to chronic stress. Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder and it is estimated that up to one-third of adults experience insomnia. In … Read More

3 Reasons Why People with Anxiety Might Avoid Getting Therapy

Annie MillerAnxiety

When people think of mental illness, therapy often comes to mind. This association makes sense — if you have mental health issues, therapy can be an effective treatment. But what happens when you’re struggling with mental health problems, but question whether or not therapy will work? What if you put off getting therapy out of fear? In reality, many people … Read More

How Online EMDR Therapy Works and How It Helps with Trauma

Annie MillerEMDR

It’s never easy to cope with trauma. Many people struggle with feelings of guilt, shame, fear, or panic when they think about their trauma, and it can be incredibly debilitating. There are various ways to work through and treat trauma, and research shows that many types of therapy are effective in treating symptoms of trauma and PTSD. Over the years, … Read More

How Are Trauma and Chronic Stress Similar?

Annie MillerEMDR

When you think of trauma, a few things may come to mind. You may think of specific events that can cause trauma, such as an assault or the death of a loved one. You may also think of the symptoms associated with trauma, such as anxiety, depression, or physical symptoms. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may come to mind, as many … Read More

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Can Trigger Past Trauma and How EMDR Can Help

Annie MillerEMDR

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began earlier this year, many are suffering with mental health problems. Depression and anxiety are at an all-time high, but what about those who have PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)? If you suffer from PTSD, then you know that everyday triggers can be debilitating. Triggers are hard enough to cope with, and the pandemic adds an extra … Read More

Managing Anxiety: 4 of the Best Ways to Cope Successfully

Annie MillerAnxiety

Anxiety is a common mental illness and it can feel isolating to those affected by it. If you experience anxiety, you know how much it can alter your day-to-day life. Seemingly simple tasks or interactions leave you feeling worried and upset. You may avoid certain situations or places because of your anxiety. Those dreaded feelings of sweaty palms and a … Read More

5 Ways to Help Your Teen Cope with Trauma in a Pandemic

Annie MillerTeen Therapy

Coping with trauma is never easy, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only made it worse. If your teen has been struggling through the pandemic, you may feel helpless as a parent. How do you help your teenager cope when the pandemic is still going strong? What can you do to get through to your teen without being forceful? If you … Read More

Is It Social Anxiety or Am I Just an Introvert?

Annie MillerAnxiety

We often use the terms social anxiety and introversion as synonyms, as if they mean the same thing. Sure, some traits overlap between the two — shyness, nervousness in social situations, a desire to stay home — but they aren’t the same thing. And the pandemic has brought these issues to the forefront, with many people spending most of their … Read More

All About EMDR and How it Helps with Trauma

Annie MillerEMDR

Trauma can severely impact the way we function in our daily lives. Even the simplest of tasks can be interrupted by intrusive, negative, and traumatic thoughts. Survivors of trauma know first-hand just how debilitating it can be. There are various ways to cope with trauma, but Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy can be very effective. If traditional therapy … Read More