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In my work as an associate therapist, I’ve encountered many individuals grappling with the effects of antidepressant medications, including the phenomenon known as emotional blunting. Emotional blunting refers to a reduction in the intensity of emotions experienced by individuals while on antidepressants. While these medications can be incredibly effective in alleviating symptoms of depression and […]


Mar 21

Understanding Emotional Blunting: Navigating Antidepressants and Emotions

As we approach the holiday season, all of the merriment, food, family gatherings, and love will be in full swing. While this time of year brings joy for many of us, anxiety and dread are often reminders of where we are, where we aren’t, and who we are while also confirming what we are not […]


Dec 17

Tips for Managing Holidays Blues

I took a trip recently to Southern CA with my family for some fun and time to bond. On the surface, this seems like your typical family vacation. However, underneath the surface, it had a much deeper meaning. You see, our family is what is known as a “blended or stepfamily. “I happen to be […]


Nov 12

Trying to fly

This past week, I noticed an increase in anxious responses to the coronavirus. While much ofwhat is going on in our local, state, and the federal government is for public safety, it is importantto have some tangible tools in place in this time of a global pandemic.School closures, professional athletic teams suspending play, concerts canceled, […]


Aug 11

Managing Anxiety About The Coronavirus

Over the past few weeks, I’ve seen an increase of news reports stating that we are nowexperiencing a new type of pandemic. It is the “Pandemic of the Unvaccinated.” The decision tovaccinate against the COVID-19 virus for many has been a hotly debated one. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention “CDC” new cases […]


Aug 11


A few months ago, I was picking up a cup of coffee at a local mom and popcoffeehouse and as I will typically due, I scanned the walls to survey pictures,flyers, and came across a quote that read “If you spirit is dampened, don’t bediscouraged. Without moisture nothing will grow.” -Rob Ma. I thought this […]


Sep 19

3 Ways to Build Emotional Intimacy with Your Partner