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by Stephanie Woodrow, LCPC, NCC

As I was being discharged from the hospital after an 11-day stay, a friend texted me: “The hard part’s over!” In one sense she was correct – I’d completed the antibiotics for COVID, my sepsis was gone, and my pneumonia and kidney function were improving. But that was just the physical battle.

by Eda Gorbis, PhD, LMFT

What is Body Dysphoric Disorder?

by Kimberlye Dean, PhD and Luana Marques, PhD

by Orin Gutlerner, Anna D. Bartuska, Dr. Soo Jeong Youn, and Dr. Luana Marques

A new wave of high school dropouts is looming and the stakes couldn’t be higher.

by David A. Raush, PhD

“What if” thinking is not unique to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).  It is a feature to a greater or lesser extent in several other conditions.  Using what we know about Exposure and Response Prevention (E/RP) for OCD might improve treatment for these other conditions.1 

by Anna Bartuska BS/BA, Derri Shtasel, MD, MPH, Luana Marques, PhD

Though none are immune to COVID-19, the rippling impacts of the current pandemic a

by Soo Jeong Youn,PhD, Torrey A. Creed,PhD, Shannon Wiltsey Stirman, PhD, Luana Marques, PhD

In an already challenged, and often under-resourced mental health care system, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in mental health needs across the globe1,2.

by Krystal Lewis, PhD, Ashley Clausen, PhD, Alex Bettis, PhD, and Amanda Baker, PhD

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruption and stress for everyone. Fear and anxiety can be overwhelming but completely normal reactions to challenging situations that involve danger and uncertainty.

by Stephanie Woodrow, LCPC, NCC

The night of Sunday April 19, I stayed home with my dog Ritz watching TV and eating takeout from one of my favorite restaurants. Later that night I became very ill, surprising because I’d been eating at that place for a decade without issue.

by Erika J. Vivyan, PhD

The use of positive behavioral strategies in the treatment of anxiety and comorbid behavior disorders is incredibly helpful during therapy sessions.