How to Deal with Body Shaming Comments

Anxiety, coping skills, Depression, School, Therapy August 14, 2018

Written by: Lily Vose-O’Neal, M.S. Fatphobia is totally normalized in our culture. It hurts people of all body sizes and…

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Grad School… Now What?

Anxiety, coping skills, Depression, School June 22, 2018

Written by: Kim Moore, MSW When we walked across the stage to receive our graduate degrees, we were not the…

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No Phone Zone… Talk to Your Kid

communication, Family, LGBTQ, Therapy, Uncategorized June 13, 2018

  Written by: Nancy Scorpio, LCSW Sunday morning coffee, relaxing with my family, I hear a young boy yell out…

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New Year New You

Uncategorized January 2, 2018

Written by: Mary Fitzgerald,MHC This is a whole new year.  It is a good time for a fresh start, a…

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Dealing with Grief During the Holidays

communication, coping skills, Family, Grief November 20, 2017

Written by: Mary Fitzgerald, MHC The holidays can be, and usually are, a stressful time. Expectations are very high for…

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How to Support Your Teachers

workshop October 5, 2017

  The school year is well underway and the thrill of a new year is starting to ware off. Students…

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Am I Depressed or Lazy?

Depression June 7, 2017

Written By: Melissa DaSilva, LICSW Do You Know The Symptoms of Depression? Most of us love the thought of laying in…

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13 Reasons Why Depression Should Be Talked About

Depression June 6, 2017

Written By: Melissa DaSilva, LICSW Why We Need to Talk About Depression The new Netflix series 13 Reasons Why has…

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Depression is Real

Depression June 5, 2017

Written By: Sonia Gomes, LICSW Depression is real and can present with different symptoms. Some symptoms can include repeat negative…

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Screenagers : Growing Up in the Digital Age

communication, workshop May 4, 2017

Come join or watch French-American school of Rhode Island’s Screenagers film screening tonight. Our very own ECMW team member,  Anna will…

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Happy Divorce Month

Breakup, communication, coping skills, Depression, Family, Relationships, Therapy January 30, 2017

You read that right.  According to statistics from the website, January has the highest rate of divorces of any…

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Our Bodies, Our Emotional Selves

Anxiety, coping skills, Relationships January 24, 2017

By: Anna Macgregor Robin, LCSW Often our bodies know things aren’t quite right even before our brains do. Bodies are…

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Winter Blues

Depression January 10, 2017

Have you noticed that recently you are having feelings of depression, irritability or lack of interest in activities you once…

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How Young is Too Young to Start the Transition?

Family, LGBTQ, Therapy, Uncategorized January 4, 2017

This is a question that I get often working with adolescent and families. In Rhode Island we are lucky to have…

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How to Choose the Right Therapist

coping skills December 27, 2016

It is important to feel a connect to your therapist.  You should feel that you need to see a person…

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Mood-Focused Yoga

workshop, yoga December 18, 2016

Mood-Focused Yoga at East Coast Mental Wellness uses yoga as a psychotherapeutic tool for reducing stress and symptoms of depression…

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8 Tips for Parents whose Children are coming out as LGBTQ

Family, LGBTQ December 12, 2016

    When children come out to parents as LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer)  they can feel overwhelmed by …

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How to Get Rid Of A Coyote

Relationships December 2, 2016

Recently, at a poetry reading, I was fascinated to learn that the worst way to get rid of a coyote…

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How to Stop Adultery Before it Happens

Uncategorized November 7, 2016

Getting married can be an exciting time for most people.  Unfortunately, we don’t tend to discuss some of the uncomfortable…

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Breakup Hygiene, Part II: The Anger Addiction

Breakup, Depression, Relationships October 30, 2016

The unthinkable has become real: you’ve broken up. The ugliness and stress have dragged on for weeks, maybe months.  Civil…

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Breakup Hygiene, Part I: Share Carefully

Depression, Relationships August 24, 2016

The breakup of any longtime, committed relationship is notoriously painful, whether it arrives as a whimper at the end of a…

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Better Than Expected

Anxiety, Depression August 10, 2016

First words I hear, early this morning: “Ugh, bad weather today.”  Bad weather?  “Tons of rain predicted later today.” Okay,…

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