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Motherhood Series Part 2: Motherhood and Balance

Our motherhood series continues with a wonderful collaboration with Dr. Samantha Sweeney, a licensed psychologist in Washington, DC who works with children, families, and adults in her private practice.  Balance. It’s one of those elusive things that mothers feel that we should have.We watch movies, TV shows, and read books about perfect moms all the [...]

By | 2018-01-07T06:54:20+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Motherhood Series Part 1: Coping with Postpartum Anxiety

To kick off our motherhood series, I am pleased to share a piece from Carly McDade, MS, RYT, a Family Therapist and Yoga Teacher in the greater Philadelphia area.  Are you a first-time Mama? Maybe a 2nd-time, 3rd, or even more? Motherhood is one of the most incredible journeys you can take in this life. [...]

By | 2018-01-07T06:54:20+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Anxiety, Women's Counseling|0 Comments

Self-Care for the Selfless: Part 2

 As the holidays approach, there is no better time to take care of yourself and your emotions. The holidays tend to bring up a lot-quickly draining  your self-care bank account.   Although there is a lot to balance around this time, it is so important to maintain your exercise regimen and your healthy eating habits. [...]

By | 2018-01-07T06:54:21+00:00 December 10th, 2017|Anxiety|0 Comments

Self-Care for the Selfless: Part 1

Self-Care, a buzz word these days, but how do we actually take care of ourselves?  We have children to feed, work to do, households to manage, relationships to foster, and the list goes on. Many of the clients I see in my office are the selfless type-always doing for others, feeling guilty if they try [...]

By | 2018-01-07T06:54:21+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Anxiety, Women's Counseling|0 Comments

Christmas, Hannukah, New Years, OH MY!

As we approach the holiday season, many of us are anticipating the family gatherings, the abundance of food and drinks, the gifts, the parties, and quite commonly, the stress! The time between Thanksgiving and New Years Day is often filled with celebration, but can also be filled with stress related to travel, finances, and family [...]

By | 2018-01-07T06:54:21+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Anxiety, Relationship, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Stress of Success

By: Larisa Garski, LMFT  In our modern Western society, we tend to equate success with positive emotions: joy, excitement, security. But there can be a shadow side to success. Whether we are experiencing accomplishments at work, at home, or out on the town, success brings with it an increase in responsibilities and an increased demand [...]

By | 2018-01-07T06:54:21+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Am I Getting Enough Sleep?

By Larisa Garski, LMFT In practice, most of us know that we need more sleep than we’re getting and that screen time  –  time spent on our smart phones, tablets, laptops, and computers – is only [exacerbating the problem](http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laurie-hollman-phd/effects-of-screen-time-on_b_11407544.html). Sleep hygiene, or the routines we move through 30-60 minutes before bed, drastically impacts both the quantity [...]

By | 2018-01-07T06:54:21+00:00 June 4th, 2017|Anxiety|0 Comments

I’m just so sick . . . of Tinder

By: Larisa Garski, LMFT When it comes to dating in the 21st century, it’s a brave new world of apps, websites, and compatibility algorithms all designed to find you the perfect date for right now, forever, and anywhere in between. But getting logged in, signed up, and profiled isn’t as easy as it seems. I [...]

By | 2018-01-07T06:54:21+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Relationship|0 Comments

Clinician Spotlight: Larisa Garski, LMFT

Empowered Therapy, Inc. would like to welcome Larisa Garski, LMFT to our staff. Larisa specializes in the following areas: Geek-focused narrative therapy, anxiety/depression treatment, relationship therapy, couples therapy, co-parenting counseling, and family therapy. Larisa has specific training in the following diagnoses: Infertility, Grief and Loss, Anxiety, Depression, Adoption, ASD, ADHD, OCD. Larisa enjoys working with individuals, [...]