Sat. Feb 1st marks 60 year anniversary of the start of the student sit-in movement, when 4 students from NCA&T University staged a sit-in at a segregated Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, NC. Students repeated the tactic in many cities, eventually forcing desegregation. pic.twitter.com/9rm3cIPz9V
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, anxious, and depressed about recent events. There are a lot of really overwhelming, scary, and depressing things happening! What can you do to maintain your balance, stay grounded, and keep a sense of optimism?
Dr. Glenda Russell is a licensed psychologist and researcher in Colorado with whom I had the great fortune to work during my training in Michigan. In the short video below, she has some really important and reassuringly concrete things to say about moving forward during frightening times.
This clip is only five minutes long, but it can really help.
Did you find this message encouraging? I hope so, and I hope you have friends and loved ones to connect with!
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For prospective clients in Pennsylvania but outside of the Lancaster service area, video sessions may be an alternative to in-person sessions.
Meeting face-to-face has some definite therapeutic advantages. This includes helping to develop the habit of placing self-care “on the front burner” long enough to leave the house for a session. Also, meeting in person allows for more thorough communication and connection in both directions via non-verbal cues.
But sometimes it may be worth forgoing a little of that advantage in order to access some other type of therapeutic benefit, such as a specialty or a particular therapeutic relationship. For some there may not be a local option for in-person therapy at all. In those cases, remote therapy can be the best choice.
Our video therapy sessions parallel in-person sessions as closely as possible and are conducted using a HIPAA-compliant video platform.
Dr. Liz is a fully PA-licensed Clinical Psychologist with eighteen years of experience doing therapy for those experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, dissociative disorders, and many others.
~For those of limited means of any profession (including students) we also participate in Open Path, which can be used for video sessions.
Emma Stevens, a high school student in Eskasoni, Cape Breton, sings a gorgeous rendition of classic McCartney track in her native language, Mi’kmaq, as part of an effort to bring awareness to the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages.
Rev. Dr. John G. Smith (he/him) is a seasoned cross-cultural Pastoral Counselor who is extensively trained in Theology and in Sexology. He holds multiple advanced degrees from institutions including the University of the West Indies in Jamaica, the Graduate Theological Seminary in Indiana, and the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists in Florida.
Reverend John works with individuals, couples, and families, for a broad array of issues from grief and loss, relationships, anxiety, and sexual dysfunction, to conflict resolution for groups.
He brings kindness and acceptance as well as a passion for supporting and working with people in urban settings.
"The stigmas of society told me that black women didn’t complain – they pushed through. Black women didn’t get tired – they worked hard. And black people don’t struggle with #depression – we pray. Then carry on." #BlackHistoryMonth
Dr. Neetu Anand (she/her) is a pre-licensed Psychotherapist who trained at Immaculata University. She has worked in local group and individual private practices. She offers individual, couples, and family treatment and assessment for a broad array of issues. She also accommodates clients requiring Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.