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 | June 4th, 2017|Anxiety|0 Comments

The Power of Change

By: Larisa Garski, LMFT Change might be one of life’s most frustrating experiences. It often sounds like a great idea on paper: Change your job Change your workout Change up your routine with your partner   It promises adventure and new growth. The excitement of unexplored paths and a chance to shake off the daily [...]

By | April 20th, 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 | 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 | 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 | October 24th, 2016|Anxiety|0 Comments

Mindfulness Meditation: How can you be more mindful?

Mindfulness meditation is getting a lot of attention lately, but what does it mean to be mindful? What is mindfulness meditation? If you have difficult meditating, can you still incorporate this practice into your daily life? According to Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of mindfulness-based stress reduction, “Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, [...]

By | September 26th, 2016|Anxiety|0 Comments

5 Ways to Relieve Anxiety: How to Begin to Manage Your Worry And Challenge Your Anxiety

Many of us experience anxiety. In fact, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 40 million adults between the ages of 18-54 experience anxiety, and women are 60% more likely to develop anxiety in their lifetime. The stress of work, relationships, money, and the general pressures in our society are all contributing factors [...]

By | September 23rd, 2016|Anxiety|0 Comments