Psychology

Tips on Navigating Family Relationships and Tough Conversations During the Holidays
The Holidays are coming up which means spending more time with family – which isn’t always easy with people you may not see eye to eye with. To avoid confrontation and frustration this holiday season, here’s a few ways to navigate challenging conversations and tense relationships: Do not “take the…
Tips for Staying Physically and Mentally Healthy this Holiday Season
It’s very normal and common for people to experience feelings of anxiety and depression around the Holidays. The added stress of social gatherings, gift buying, extra time with extended family and even sentimental memories can bring on feelings of loneliness, sadness, fatigue, tension and worry.  Add in changes in your…
How to Address Bullying
Being bullied hurts. Bullying can occur verbally, physically, and socially, in person, or through social media. It is the unwanted and repeated targeting by others that involves a real or perceived power dynamic that has been shown to be one of the most modifiable risk factors for mental health and…
Postpartum Depression
The CDC estimates 1 in 9 women experience postpartum depression. This can be easy to confuse with the more-common “baby blues,” which refers to worry, mood swings, tearfulness, and difficulty sleeping caused by extreme hormonal changes in your body. Unlike “baby blues,” which usually resolves itself within two weeks of…
5 Ways Social Media Impacts Your Children
Whether we like it or not, social media use across generations has become an integral part of our lives today.  The American Academy of Pediatrics identifies multiple benefits and negative effects of social media on children and teens, and the fact of the matter is that these can apply to…
Stay Present with Mindful Meditation
Research shows that people who habitually practice mindfulness reap numerous health benefits. But what exactly is mindfulness, and why should it be a part of your daily routine? Mindfulness is the term used to describe the ability to be completely present in the moment, aware of your surroundings, and fully…
5 Questions with Therapist, Tish Wakefield
Tish Wakefield, who has helped patients on LiveHealth Online Psychology since 2015, talked to us about her experience as a therapist and and her time working with LiveHealth Online. After a career as a research scientist and working in the pharmaceutical industry, Tish earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from…
Anxiety Management: Minimizing Stress in Daily Life
No matter the triggers, we all experience anxiety in our lives from time to time. When those moments happen, it’s possible to lose sight of what’s actually important to us. We start being driven by worries and fears, rather than our values and interests. We also may unintentionally disengage from…
3 Tips for Keeping Your Resolutions
Have you ever set a New Year’s resolution and slipped up?  If you answered “Yes!” to this question, you’re not alone.  Better mental health involves checking in yourself and making changes. Patricia Wakefield, who treats patients using LiveHealth Online Psychology, suggests 3 tips to help you figure out how to…
3 Tips for a Happy Mind in the New Year
Thinking about new year’s resolutions? Licensed therapist Patricia Wakefield, who treats patients using LiveHealth Online Psychology, recommends improving your mental health as a healthy resolution. This year, treat yourself to regular self-care to support a happy and healthy mind.  Here are Patricia gives recommendations suitable for…
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