Are You Uncomfortable with Feeling?

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Identify: What exactly are you uncomfortable with feeling? Do you think it’s generalized or do you think that it’s situational? Asking yourself some questions about what you are feeling, experiencing, thinking is a great way to put a label to some of the emotions that are running through your head. But, once you identify the emotion, what do you do with it?

LGBTQ Affirming Therapist in Suffolk County, NY

As LGBTQ Affirming Therapist in Suffolk County, NY we take an approach to therapy that embraces a positive view of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) identities and relationships. We also are intently aware and proactive in addressing the negative influences that homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism have on the lives of our LGBTQ clients.

List of Things to Help You Practice Relaxation

Relaxation is defined as the state of being free from tension and anxiety. Relaxation has many health benefits, both mental and physical. Some examples include reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression, lowering heart rate and blood pressure, improving concentration and mood, reducing fatigue, reducing anger and frustration, and boosting confidence to handle problems. So, what …

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What does LGBTQIA+ really mean?

Someone’s own gender identity is a process that may come naturally to some, though for others it may not be as easy. Whether it be exploring your own gender identity, sexual orientation, or even just working through your own curiosities, everyone should have a support system to help them along the way.

Forest Therapy

In the chaos and rush of the modern world, do you feel stressed, tired, and disconnected? Do you experience racing thoughts, feel “on edge” to meet the demands of a deadline, or yearn for a break? If so, forest therapy is for you! Forest therapy is found to reduce the production of cortisol, a stress hormone.

The Pros and Cons of Medical Marijuana Use to Manage Mental Health Symptoms

anxiety, stress, and schizophrenia. An internet search on the topic will lead you to believe that medical marijuana is a “cure all”; a natural remedy that has endless benefits. However, when you take a closer look at the information available, one thing becomes clear: there is just not enough research to draw any substantial conclusions regarding the benefit of medical marijuana for mental health. 

Mental Health: Tips For Getting the Most Out of Therapy

What we know and understand about mental health has come a long way in recent years. Between that and everything else going on in the world, it’s no surprise that many people have been more open to receiving mental health treatment as a form of self-help. This is great news, but it can also be hard to know where to start and how to get the most of this, especially if this is your first time in therapy. So, where do you begin?

LBTQIA+ group GayRidge to host Bay Ridge’s first official ‘Pride’ event

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As an LGBTQIA+ affirming practice Suffolk Family Therapy is so proud to be a sponsor for Bay Ridge’s first “Pride” event! Being involved and active in the gay community is so important to our mission of increasing visibility of this community and understanding the challenges and obstacles its members face on a daily basis. Please …

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Trauma: Healing Your Inner Child

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Experiencing any kind of trauma or distress can cause levels of discomfort within anyone, though what about it is different when it is experienced as a child? To put it simply, there are quite a few differences between experiencing trauma as an adult and experiencing trauma as a child.