Grief During The Holidays

Grief during the holidays can be a particularly difficult and isolating experience. The festive atmosphere and cultural expectations surrounding this time of year can make it feel as though everyone else is experiencing joy and happiness, while those who are grieving are left feeling left out and alone. The holiday season can be a time […]

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Feeling a little anxious about going back to school?

How to Use Your L&B Tools to Battle Back-to-School Anxiety It’s August, so that means it’s time to head back to school! For parents, the start of the school year can be an exciting time because it means there’s less time laying around the house or looking for things to do. For kids, however, the […]

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Therapist Resources and Tools

My name is Imani, and I am an LCSWA working with L&B Counseling. As a new therapist, I quickly realized that there are many tools that can be difficult to locate when needed for my clients. So I compiled this list of resources for therapists as a support. Below you will find guidance for LCSWAs […]

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Self Care

Enhance your well-being with these self care tools

Want to boost your over all well-being? These three tools are the foundation to living a better life. Self-care has been defined as practices that preserve one’s own health, well-being, or happiness. Self-care can look like indulging in treats, fun activities, personal time, and anything else that brings someone comfort or peace. While compassion and […]

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Mental Health Benefits of being Outdoors

We can realize that in this day and age of social isolation and self-isolation, leaving the house without fear of contracting COVID-19 can be difficult. Thousands of people have isolated themselves indoors to protect themselves from the coronavirus, avoiding leaving their homes unless for essential work or errands such as visiting the doctor or going […]

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

What is PTSD? “It’s not the person refusing to let go of the past, but the past refusing to let go of the person.” – Sonawane Raj Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event like a natural disaster, a serious accident, sexual […]

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Pride Month

Honoring Your Identity During Pride Month

The Celebration Of Pride Month Every June, the world bursts forth in celebration of Pride Month, designated to share in the history and lived experiences of the LGBTQIA+ community. Pride is an opportunity to learn about the struggles and triumphs of the community, as well as a time to grow in allyship and strengthen understanding. […]

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Superwoman Syndrome

May is Women’s Health Month There are various roles that the modern woman plays in her day to day life – career woman, mother, wife or partner, caregiver, and more – and often women operate in these roles simultaneously. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, upwards of 75% of all caregivers are female, and may […]

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Children's mental health matters

Your Child’s Mental Health

Tips for Enhancing your Child’s Mental Health As parents, it can be difficult to recognize and respond to the mental health needs of our children. Studies show that 1 in 5 children ages 13-18 experience mental health concerns, and even serious mental health illnesses. While it can feel overwhelming or impossible to address those concerns, […]

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postpartum depression

Postpartum Depression

What is Postpartum Depression? Postpartum Depression [PPD] is a complex makeup of physical, emotional and behavioral changes that occur in women after they’ve given birth. One recent study found that 1 in 7 women may experience PPD in the year after giving birth. With approximately 4 million live births occurring each year in the United States, this equates […]

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