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As we enter March, we’re also entering one full year of enduring this pandemic. 

While COVID of course didn’t just appear overnight in March 2020, that’s when we started seeing wide scale shut downs, and when our day to day lives started to change long-term.

It is a very difficult thing to have survived a year of sustained trauma, which is what we have all had to do this last year.

Taking Care of Your Mental Health During Election Season

This year has been more difficult than most. Not only has 2020 introduced us to COVID-19 and all its complications, we are on the precipice of a divisive election season. For many of us, this is just added stress, fueling the tumult of anxiety that we may have been feeling throughout the year. For some …

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Why Your Child Needs a Therapist This Fall

COVID-19 has ravaged our world. In New Jersey alone, more than 184,000 cases of coronavirus have been recorded, leaving more than 14,000 people dead. While very few of these deaths have been our children (less than 0.4%,) our youths and community are still suffering in countless and terrible unforeseen ways (1). Isolation, unemployment, and fear …

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7 Ways to Love Yourself This Valentine’s Day

It’s that time of year again. Chocolates line the shelves, flowers are on special, everything seems to be some shade of pink or red, and love is in the air. Whether you love it or hate it, Valentine’s day is just around the corner.  This year, we at Olive Branch Group Therapy challenge you to …

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Grief- Tending a Broken Heart

We are human beings. We are in a constant state of flux and change, and with that, we may experience a tremendous amount of loss. Death loss is the one that is most validated. However, death loss, is not the only loss one can experience in this lifetime. In fact, according to the Holmes-Rahe Inventory, …

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Being Thankful For A Mother’s Love

With Mother’s Day approaching is only makes sense to examine the importance and significance of a positive relationship with our mothers. These relationships are a good part of what shapes us as individuals and our ability to become emotionally functioning healthy adults. When we have loving nurturing mothers, these relationships are often ones we may …

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3 Ways to Combat Loneliness That Comes With Modern Motherhood

As therapists, we often hear clients tell us they are experiencing loneliness in their motherhood journey. Whether you are raising an infant and feel isolated all day, don’t have mom friends to vent to about your work load or can’t get threw to your fiesty teenager and it’s making you anxious, motherhood can be so …

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When Mother’s Day is Hard

Mother’s day is not necessarily a joyful holiday for all of us. It may actually be a trigger for painful memories or a reminder of loss, absence, of a relationship that is missing from our lives. Here are some ways to honor ourselves through validation and self care during a difficult time: Nurture yourself: treat …

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