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Healing Emotional Pain and Inflammation

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC Many people have experienced some sort of physical pain. Whether it be a dull achy pain that often accompanies arthritis, or a sharp and stabbing pain that comes from an immediate injury, you know you are experiencing something you would prefer not to. But when it comes to emotional […]

Changing Summertime SAD

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC Summertime can bring more than sunshine 5% of adults report symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) during the summer months ( Gökbayrak, 2022).  SAD includes:– loss of motivation to complete tasks– losing interest in social gatherings and activities– changes in appetite– feeling exhausted for no reason In this post, […]

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