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Warning Signs That You Should Seek Treatment for Anxiety

Warning Signs That You Should Seek Treatment for Anxiety

You’re not alone if you’ve been more stressed than usual. We’re living in scary times, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and worried. Life is challenging, and in addition to concerns you might have about the country or world events, there’s the everyday stuff to worry...

What Types of Therapy Are Helpful For Depression?

What Types of Therapy Are Helpful For Depression?

Your alarm is going off. You’ve hit snooze twice already, but the thought of getting out of bed and facing the day makes you cringe and pull up the covers. You don’t know what’s wrong exactly, but you haven’t been feeling like yourself. You’ve been so drained, and...

When to Seek Professional Help for Anxiety

When to Seek Professional Help for Anxiety

Anxiety can be a blanket term used to describe everyday worries or the nerves associated with specific events, such as public speaking. It’s something we have experienced at some point in our lives. Webster defines it as: “worry, nervousness, or unease, typically...

When Anxiety Shows Up at Your Social Gathering

When Anxiety Shows Up at Your Social Gathering

You walk into the room, take one look around, and start to sweat. So many faces. Some familiar, most not. Your chest tightens, you feel like you can’t breathe, and an overwhelming sense of dread sweeps over you. The walls are closing in. You’re in a full panic now....

Self-Care After Trauma

Self-Care After Trauma

What is self-care? No doubt you’ve heard the term, but what does it really mean? What do you think of when you hear the phrase? For many, the first thing that comes to mind is the quintessential bubble bath. Self-care is seen as an indulgence, or a way of pampering...

Psychological Effects of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Psychological Effects of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Coffee in hand, you’re about to get in the car and go but you just can’t shake it. That nagging feeling. Something isn’t quite right. You go back inside and check to make sure you did all the things. Did you unplug the coffee machine? Yes, check. The toaster? Check....

5 Things People with Anxiety Want You to Understand

5 Things People with Anxiety Want You to Understand

Here it comes. You can feel it the minute you open your eyes. It’s going to be one of those days. One of those days where everything feels like too much. The simplest task is overwhelming and it takes enormous energy just to do things other people do without a second...

5 Tips to Help Your Child with Big Emotions

5 Tips to Help Your Child with Big Emotions

At Simi Psychological Group, we know there are few things that can derail a day faster than a child’s tantrum. And, boy, they sure can pick their moments! In the middle of Target, on the way out the door when you’re already running late, in front of the in-laws…We’ve...

How Does Trauma Therapy Work?

How Does Trauma Therapy Work?

There are so many things in life we cannot control, and at times, these experiences can lead to powerful emotions and painful memories. Oftentimes, they are so intense that they can set trauma in motion. Trauma can be caused by several factors: it may be due to a...

6 Signs It’s Time to Give Therapy A Try

6 Signs It’s Time to Give Therapy A Try

Life is hard. The worst thing about it, though, is that nobody really knows how to live life the “right way.” We constantly make mistakes - we trusted the wrong people, we applied to the wrong job, we jumped when it wasn’t the right time to jump. Sometimes, these...