5 Self-Care Ideas for Valentine’s Day

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Michaela Gansen, APSW, LGSW, PMH-C, Outpatient Therapist.  Valentine’s Day is associated with romance, but that doesn't mean it has to be romantic. Everyone has different thoughts and feelings about the holiday, however, self-care can always be added to your routine to improve your...

4 Conflict Resolution Skills for Better Relationships

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Brett Cushing, MA, LMFT, Outpatient Therapist. Conflict is an inevitable part of life. We simply cannot agree with everyone all the time. While sometimes uncomfortable, conflict can be managed effectively through conflict resolution skills that provide a wonderful opportunity for growth.   What is Conflict Resolution?  Conflict...

Developmental Disabilities: Asperger’s Syndrome

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Julie Yaekel-Black Elk, Ph.D., LPCC-MN, LPC-WI, Clinic Director & Outpatient Therapist.   Asperger's syndrome (AS) is a developmental disability. Developmental disabilities describe several conditions that can impair an individual’s behavior, learning, speech, or physical development. Symptoms begin in childhood years and are typically...

LGBTQIA+ Community & Mental Health

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Jessica Corpe, MSW, LICSW, DBT, and Outpatient Therapist.   Being a member of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) community doesn’t necessarily increase the risk for mental health issues. However, the stigma and discrimination LGBTQIA+ individuals may face from family, friends,...

3 Emotional Regulation Mindsets to Adopt in 2022

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Brett Cushing, MA, LMFT, Outpatient Therapist.   Emotional regulation is important to your emotional health. Emotional regulation refers to how you cope with your feelings and what strategies you use to manage them effectively. When you experience heightened emotions, do you immediately say the first thing that comes to your mind, or act out from an emotional place?   There are many unhealthy...

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