Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) typically begin at the end of the fall season and continue throughout the winter. As the amount of daylight and temperature decreases, you can experience a drop in serotonin, which affects moods. Those living in places with long winter nights or at high altitudes are at a great risk for SAD, and young women are at a higher risk of experiencing … [Read more...] about Do You Have Seasonal Affective Disorder?
Do you sometimes wonder if now is a good time to go to individual therapy? There be times when you know therapy is absolutely needed. Whether it’s your mood, or something significant is going on, and life just feels like more of a struggle. But, sometimes that moment passes and that sense of urgency or certainty has gone. Here at Better Being Mainline, we often use the phrase, “Strike while … [Read more...] about 6 Signs It’s Time to Seek Individual Therapy (According to a Therapist)
Are you a new mom, or expecting? Do you find yourself preoccupied by the many things that could go wrong with you and your baby, or the things you could happen as a new mom? Do the worries impact your sleep or eating? Do you feel the physical impact of your stress? Do you feel overwhelmed by the many new factors that come with your new role as mom to a newborn? Have you been screened for, or read … [Read more...] about You’re not alone. Post Partum Anxiety.. It’s a thing.
There are many aspects of shame that can develop for a survivor of sexual abuse. Here at the Better Being Mainline, a common false belief for survivors of sexual abuse is: “I am disgusting because what happened to me is disgusting.” Individuals who survive such a violation can begin to take on and internalize what happened to them in a negative way. It is common for survivors to confuse what was … [Read more...] about Sexual Abuse and Shame
Do you feel completely enamored with your partner? Maybe even lucky to be chosen by this charismatic, witty, and externally confident person? Do you also have days where you have just nothing left, feeling completely picked apart by your partner? Do you feel like the person you’re in love with is behaving like a toddler? Do you sometimes feel like your entire life is revolving around your … [Read more...] about Are you in love with a Narcissist?