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overweight and anorexic

Overweight and Anorexic – How it Happens, How to Help

A person can be both overweight and anorexic. A focus on weight alone is misleading as a signal to seek treatment, because a person’s near- or above-normal weight may mask life-threatening behavior based on anxiety around food. A person with disordered eating behavior may feel invalidated by comments like: “YouRead More

Anorexia and how to respond

Anorexia: What You Need to Know About the Deadliest Mental Health Disorder

Anorexia has the highest death rate of any mental disorder says the NIH. That’s why I want more people to know about eating disorders, and how to respond to those who are struggling. Eating disorders are among the most difficult mental health conditions to understand and treat. Because they areRead More

how to rekindle intimacy

How to Rekindle a Marriage or Relationship: Part 2

How can you rekindle a marriage or relationship? When you think, “there’s no emotional connection,” it really hurts. It’s only human to spring into action. There’s an urge to “fix it” and attack the issue at its source. This is especially true when something important is at stake, like ourRead More

How to Bring Intimacy Back Into A Relationship: Part 1

Couples want to know what to do when the spark fades in their marriage or committed partnership. How can a couple that is struggling bring intimacy back into a relationship? Couples find themselves having little or no sex for many reasons. Some of the most common reasons romance disappears are:Read More

emotional connection keeps relationships afloat

Why You Need to Restore Emotional Connection When You Argue

For a relationship to feel good, both partners need to feel safe in each other’s care. They need to talk through what problems come up, understand each other, and still enjoy the relationship, even if they can’t agree on every issue. That’s what secure emotional connection does. At their best,Read More

Perspective-taking in relationships

How to Manage Feelings With Perspective-Taking

The way you look at things — your perspective — has a lot to do with your mental health and happiness. Abraham Lincoln said, “Most people are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” That says something about the power of perspective-taking. But do we really haveRead More

radical acceptance

Radical Acceptance: An Underrated Source of Wellbeing and Growth

Radical acceptance is the ability to fully open yourself to your experience. Radical acceptance allows you to recognize what hurts, no matter what it is — and comfort that hurt. The radical part of radical acceptance is the openness to face all truths completely – even unwanted ones. Acceptance means allowingRead More

A favorite grounding technique at Mount Vernon Therapy

This Grounding Technique Can Help You Feel In Control of Your Life

When people come into my office, often they’re highly stressed. Some are even bouncing with anxiety because too many things feel out of their control. Grounding techniques help you shift energy so you can focus on what you can control. They are upset with a situation at work or atRead More

how to keep love alive

How to Keep Love Growing in a Relationship (2019)

“Love has a kind of magic. It’s able to do amazing things.”  That’s what researcher Dr. John Gottman said about great friendships and love relationships, in a TEDx talk.  Social science tells us, those who enjoy healthy friendships and love also enjoy: Greater physical health Greater mental health Greater wealthRead More

getting your teen into therapy

How to Get a Resistant Teen Into Therapy

You may have decided to get your teen into counseling because an issue has you concerned. Signs your teen may need therapy include: Your teen’s life seems full of anxiety or stress. You’re worried about how much time they spend online or gaming. You’re fighting all the time. You mayRead More