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

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

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, [...]

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, And I’m Anxious!

The holiday season is upon us, and many of us are already scrambling to find the perfect gifts, create a menu for our holiday meal, decorate our homes, and maintain some self-care in between. Although the holiday season is synonymous with joy, happiness, and celebration, for many people, the holiday season brings up anxiety and [...]

By | 2018-01-07T06:54:21+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Anxiety|0 Comments

Social Media and Self-Esteem: Avoiding the Comparison

Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Snap Chat. Social media is taking over, and it’s making a big impact on our day-to-day lives, but most importantly, on our self-esteem. We compare, we get anxious, rinse and repeat. It has become so easy to access images of others and their lives, the vacations, weddings, restaurant visits, etc. How do [...]

By | 2018-01-07T06:54:25+00:00 October 28th, 2016|Anxiety, Women's Counseling|0 Comments

Therapy Anxiety: What To Expect When You’re Expecting (To Try Therapy)

I see many clients in my practice that have never been to therapy before, and fear the experience and are uncertain about what to expect. Many clients question the process, and are anxious to understand how I can help, how long will it take to feel relief, and if the process will be ongoing or [...]

By | 2018-01-07T06:54:25+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Anxiety|0 Comments