8 Mindfulness Techniques to Reduce Stress

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Lisa Dee, LMFT, Clinic Site Director, DBT Team Lead, Certified DBT Clinician.   What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is a way of connecting to the present moment through the awareness of our surroundings, thoughts, and sensations. Throughout our day, our minds are constantly thinking about the past or future....

5 Common Myths About OCD

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Hailie Kallembach, MSW, LICSW, Outpatient Therapist.   While about 1 in 100 adults has obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in the United States, it is a condition that is often misunderstood. Most people have heard about OCD. However, stereotypical portrayals in the media and misused catchphrases from those around us minimize it as a mental health condition...

PTSD & EMDR Therapy

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Christa Overson, MSE, LMFT, Outpatient Therapist, and EMDR Trained Clinician.  Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious mental health condition that can occur in response to a disturbing event. This can include directly experiencing or witnessing an event that continues to impact their lives and...

Bipolar Disorder: Manic vs. Depressive Episodes

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Dr. Jason Stahl, PsyD, LPCC, Outpatient Therapist.   Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that severely impacts someone’s mood, thoughts, and behavior. Bipolar disorder is different for each person, however, it will always involve emotional shifts. Those emotional shifts are characterized by periods of...

How to Help Someone With Agoraphobia

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Erika Teachout, MA, Outpatient Therapist.   If your loved one has agoraphobia, it can be difficult to know how to help when you don’t understand what they’re going through. Agoraphobia is a type of anxiety disorder that isn’t just feeling a little nervous or anxious. It is an intense, life-altering disorder that involves the fear of...

Anger Management & Mental Health

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Andrew Mackey, LICSW, Outpatient Therapist.   Anger gets a bad reputation, but anger by itself is a completely normal emotion. Getting angry is part of the human experience, and you shouldn’t let it go unexpressed. However, it’s when that anger starts to take control of...

5 Effective Stress Management Tips

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Andy Huys, Outpatient Therapist, MA, LADC, LPCC (c).  Stress can build up on your commute, at work, and in your relationships. Some stress is natural, however, letting it continue without giving yourself a break is not. It’s important to learn how to effectively...