I am Different: Schizoaffective Disorder and Bipolar 1

Date: May 21,  2017
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I want to thank Stephanie for writing about what she goes through with mental illness. It is not easy for someone to tell their story, but Stephanie voiced she wrote it in hopes others who may be suffering will know they are not alone.  -Lori I am different.   My heritage is different. My parents are […]

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It’s Time to Take Control over Your Pain

Date: May 20,  2017
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At Lori Sarvis and Associates, we recognize that group therapy is a powerful component to the therapeutic process. Support groups can offer resources that promote a broader understanding of individual challenges by bringing people together. They can expand our perspective by learning about other’s experiences while sharing our own. Participation in a group dynamic can […]

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Where’s The Pain

Date: May 18,  2017
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It is likely that everyone, by a certain age, can identify some form of pain they have experienced throughout the course of their lifetime. Because pain is a natural sensation that we all feel in response to the nervous system alerting us that something is wrong.  It protects us, by focusing our attention to a […]

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GET OUT

Date: March 21,  2017
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Get Out Teacup

  What did I know.  A friend wanted to go see a movie and I decided “why not.”  I did not know that I would be covering my face in fear and jumping when there was a bang or a clank.  Speaking of clanks, the clanking of the spoon in the cup of tea scared the crap […]

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What is EMDR?

Date: February 20,  2017
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What is EMDR

What is EMDR, and how is it effective for treating Trauma? Throughout my years of working in social work, I came to the realization that a good percentage of my patients have suffered from some type of trauma. Every person’s trauma is relative; however, for each of them it affected their present quality of life […]

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Post-Election Thoughts

Date: December 27,  2016
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On November 8th votes were cast, and it should be easy to say that the presidential election has passed, even though it’s still in the daily news cycle.  So, shouldn’t everyone be feeling better by now that the election is finally over? That may not be the way it feels to a lot of people. […]

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ARE THE POLITICS GETTING TO YOU?

Date: September 11,  2016
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Can you believe months and months of presidential politics? What about congressional, state or local political races?  How about that 24 hours, seven days a week political coverage?  There seems to be an endless current of bad air blowing between political party lines which can really be wearisome.  This year has brought an increase in […]

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Rules? What Rules?

Date: April 25,  2016
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Author: Emily Lee, LCSW   The following conversation has led to today’s blog…   Therapist:  Your mom mentioned sometimes you have a hard time following the rules at home.  What are some of the rules in your house? Child (7 years old): I don’t know, I don’t think we really have any? Therapist:  Well, what […]

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Acts of Terror

Date: April 01,  2016
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  There has been a lot of talk of fear lately in news cycles about the horrifying events in the recent terrorist attacks in Belgium, San Bernardino and Paris. These kinds of attacks can spark a heightened state of fear the likes of September 11, 2001, when the attacks on this country paralyzed the American […]

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💘 Which Way Will Love go? 💔

Date: February 14,  2016
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As the last part of this article on love, I will write about when love changes. In the first stage of love, there is Dopamine and Norepinephrine, our love and lust chemicals that cause us to feel a euphoria and an actual ache and need for this person. As love grows, these chemicals are still […]

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