5 Mental Health Myths Debunked

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Kristin Hoppe, MS, LPCC, LADC, DBT and Outpatient Therapist.    The stigma that surrounds mental health perpetuates many myths. Meanwhile, this can lead to people not getting the help and support they need. Let’s debunk several common mental health myths to help...

A Guided Healing Light Meditation

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Dr. Karin Ryan, PsyD, LP, Clinic Director, Outpatient Therapist.    Meditation can sometimes seem complicated. Often, when we think about meditating, we think about a process that involves hours of stillness and practice. In reality, meditation is quite simple. It is a mind-body connection...

How to Make Friends as an Adult

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Dr. Karin Ryan, PsyD, LP, Clinic Director, Outpatient Therapist.  As children, making friends seems to come naturally. After all, we’re surrounded by people our own age throughout our school years. As TJ Therrien notes on Twin Cities Live, “When you’re in school, at...

National Autism Awareness Month

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Miranda Berry, MS, LPCC, Outpatient Therapist.   April is National Autism Awareness Month, with World Autism Awareness Day occurring on April 2nd.   Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that affects an individual’s behavior and communication. Since autism is a developmental disorder,...

Women’s History Month: Empowered Women Empower Women

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Dr. Karin Ryan, PsyD, LP, Clinic Director, Outpatient Therapist.  March is Women’s History Month, a time to recognize the contributions of women in American history. In this article, we are discussing women’s mental health and how women can build each other up, instead...