Top 3 Reasons: “I Don’t Want to go to Therapy.”

Top 3 Reasons: ”I Don’t Want to go to Therapy.” Guest Blogger: Christine Oriani, LCSW I have been a therapist for the past seven years and have had the opportunity to work with clients in a mental health outpatient clinic as well as in a health care center as the behavioral health specialist. While the […]

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Christine’s Perinatal Loss

Christine’s Perinatal Loss We were so naive about what it would be like to expand our family. We didn’t know any couples who had experienced any difficulties having their children. After a few months of trying, the best news came….we were finally pregnant!!!! We were thrilled to tell our families, we just couldn’t wait the […]

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Infertility Group Support Open Letter To My Patients

Hello Everyone!! INFERTILITY, a word all of you are very familiar with! To do a free association activity with this word would produce numerous gut wrenching feelings, adjectives, questions, nouns etc.  I can imagine that I would hear the words isolation, loneliness or alienation reverberated across the room by more than one woman. Each and […]

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Night Terrors and Children

Guest Blogger: Christine Oriani, LCSW is a clinical therapist with Embrace Therapy with exceptional therapeutic skills working with adults and children. She was recently interviewed on night terrors and children and provided strong therapeutic insight to help parents navigate a potentially emotional charged experience for their child and for the parents. 1. What causes nightmares? […]

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Grace’s Miscarriage

The memory of losing my baby is STILL so strong, I feel paralyzed. I feel defeated. Grace’s miscarriage I have always known that I was called to be a mother. In my quest for a partner, I was intentional to pick someone whom I was able to imagine us having children together… lots of them. […]

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How Do I Let Go of my Past Trauma?

Trauma is generally defined as a “deeply distressing or disturbing experience”. This definition seemed very vague and it does not represent the overwhelming and disturbing long term effects that I see in my patients in my private practice. With further probing, I stumbled on the definition given by the American Psychological Association (www.apa.org) and trauma […]

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Motherhood and Anxiety

PERFECTION!!! has been one of the underlying factors of anxiety in motherhood. Anxiety related concerns are one of the most common issues that motivates patients to therapy, and for mothers of newborns, anxiety can be so debilitating. Often, patients who are in the beginning stages in treatment would share this unrealistic perception that therapy is […]

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How Do I Manage My Anxiety?

What You FEED Will Grow! Anxiety is a mental health disorder that is characterized by feelings of being overwhelmed with worry, fear, uneasiness or panic about the present or the future. These symptoms can be debilitating and can interfere with one’s ability to lead a healthy life. In my private practice, I have noticed an […]

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Motherhood Workshop

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