Posts in the ‘Anxiety’ Category

Understanding Social Anxiety Disorder

A wise young friend, Angela, sent me this article as an excellent resource for seeking clarity and understanding of the debilitating issue of Social Anxiety at any age.  I hope you find it useful. Article from the website of the MSW degree curriculum at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH. UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER Social

How a Mental HEalth diagnosis can help. – interesting article and worth a read (by Ashley Santangelo)

Being a Gestalt therapist by training, I don’t always like to work with a diagnosis or definition as it can tend to overlook the other thousand parts of a person.  But it often serves to give clarity to a client in the first instance… A Blueprint When Feeling Blue: How A Mental Health Diagnosis Can


The use of medical marijuana is becoming more prevalent globally.  The conversation has already begun here in Australia.   People have many questions that need answering and here is a good start.  This helps to dispel some of the myths and issues around stigma and the ‘harms’ of cannabis.  Well worth a read, especially as our

14 Common Misconceptions About People Who Go to Therapy

By Sahaj Kohli Senior Contributors Editor, HuffPost MCMILLAN DIGITAL ART VIA GETTY IMAGES 13k No one ever hears a friend say “I have a doctor’s appointment” and immediately thinks that they must be rich or weak or crazy. It’s generally the right and less stubborn thing to see a professional when our body is injured or feels “atypical.” But

Anxiety Disorders – types and descriptions. Depression and Anxiety symptoms and treatments are so closely aligned they can be confused

Anxiety Disorders By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. ~ 2 min read Anxiety disorders are a set of related mental conditions that include: generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social phobia, and simple phobias. Anxiety disorders are treated by a combination of psychiatric medications and psychotherapy. Anxiety, worry, and stress are