Toby Barron

woman with depression

Therapy for Depression: Is Depression Treatable?

Depression is a mental illness that can be debilitating and impact one’s quality of life. It’s characterized by feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and emptiness. Depression can also lead to physical problems such as headaches, chest pain, and digestive issues. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), depression affects about 7% of adults in …

Therapy for Depression: Is Depression Treatable? Read More »

LGBTQ+ social anxiety

How to Manage Social Anxiety as an LGBTQ+ Person

Anxiety disorders disrupt the lives of approximately 40 million Americans. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), about 15 million American adults struggle with social anxiety. Socially anxious people are not just shy people. Social anxiety should not be mistaken for shyness. This medical condition is an intense fear of social situations that …

How to Manage Social Anxiety as an LGBTQ+ Person Read More »

men with the progressive flag

Why Gender-Affirming Care Is Life-Saving Care

The World Health Organization, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, and many other medical organizations and mental health associations acknowledge the importance of gender identity in treatment. Modern mental health organizations generally recognize that gender identity is real and valid and that LGBTQ+ individuals should be able to access gender-affirming care. Non-binary people …

Why Gender-Affirming Care Is Life-Saving Care Read More »

eye movement desensitization and reprocessing

How Does EMDR Work

Trauma is an event or experience that leaves an individual feeling powerless and unsafe. For some people, a traumatic experience can be the source of posttraumatic stress disorder and impair their daily functioning. The memories of the traumatic event can pop into one’s head at any time, leading to feelings of terror, sadness, and anger …

How Does EMDR Work Read More »

EMDR_therapy

What is EMDR therapy and What Is It Good For?

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy, also known as EMDR therapy, is a relatively recent psychotherapy technique. The technique bypasses the traditional talk therapy and medication used to treat patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and focuses on using the patient’s own rapid eye movement to reduce trauma symptoms. The technique was developed by psychologist …

What is EMDR therapy and What Is It Good For? Read More »