Physical and Mental Health For LGBTQ+ Youth 

Anxiety, communication, coping skills, Depression, Family, LGBTQ, Relationships, School, stress, Therapy November 18, 2019

Stress affects a person physically just as much as mentally. Physical symptoms of stress include low energy; headaches; upset stomach…

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LGBT Families

Uncategorized October 28, 2019

“I used to tell this to my kids when they were younger, ‘Our family is like Noah’s ark. The outside…

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LGBT Adults Later In Life

Uncategorized October 21, 2019

By 2050, the number of people over the age of 65 will double to almost 84 million. Right now, there…

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Suicide Prevention in the LGBTQ+ Community

Uncategorized September 30, 2019

Each year in the United States over two and a half million youth, ages 12 to 24, experience being homeless….

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The Link Between Autism and Gender Dysphoria

Uncategorized July 10, 2019

Two days ago I thought that autism and being transgender were two completely separate entities, but I was wrong.   Teams…

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Capitalism and Pride

Uncategorized June 26, 2019

Two weeks ago I attended the Pride Parade in Boston where I marched with Senator Ed Markey.  I love marching…

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State of Trans Pride

Uncategorized June 13, 2019

A week ago, as I was flipping through the channels I came across MSNBC.  On at that time was Raymond…

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Alabama Steps Backwards by Banning Arthur Episode

Uncategorized May 30, 2019

The LGBTQ community has come so far in the last twenty years that it seems odd that the airing of…

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Uncategorized May 24, 2019

With almost every city in America celebrating pride parades these days, it’s hard to believe that at one time there…

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Choosing a Service or Support Animal

Uncategorized May 16, 2019

It seems today that everyone has a support animal.  You see them in stores and in restaurants.  Yet before you…

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Which Candidate is the best Choice for the LGBTQ Community in 2020?

Uncategorized May 2, 2019

  With 20 Democratic candidates running for the office of the presidency in 2020, it seems like a tough choice…

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5 Self-Defense Tools You May Not Have Heard Of

Uncategorized April 18, 2019

The world can seem like a scary place, especially if you have ever found yourself walking alone at night in…

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School Anxieties – The Real Deal for Students Everywhere

Anxiety, School, Therapy September 6, 2018

Written by: Nancy Scorpio, LCSW A new school year begins, and with it comes new sets of worry.  Not just what…

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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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Four Signs Your Child May Be Experiencing Back-to-School Anxiety

Anxiety, coping skills, School, Therapy August 7, 2018

Written by Kimberly Moore, LCSW As the month of August rolls around, students of all ages are quickly hit with…

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Grad School… Now What?

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

Written by: Kimberly 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

[maxbutton id=”1″ url=”” text=”Click here for PD Trainings” ]   Written by: Melissa DaSilva LICSW The school year is well…

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I think I am depressed and anxious, do I need medication?

Anxiety, Depression June 8, 2017

Written By: Melissa DaSilva, LICSW One question that I receive a lot when I am seeing new clients is “I think…

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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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Happy Divorce Month

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

Written by: Melissa DaSilva LICSW You read that right.  According to statistics from the website, January has the highest rate…

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Our Bodies, Our Emotional Selves

Anxiety, coping skills, Relationships January 24, 2017

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

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Winter Blues

Depression January 10, 2017

Written by: Melissa DaSilva LICSW Have you noticed that recently you are having feelings of depression, irritability or lack of interest…

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How to Choose the Right Therapist

coping skills December 27, 2016

Written by: Melissa DaSilva LICSW It is important to feel a connect to your therapist.  You should feel that you need…

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General Anxiety Disorder or Social Anxiety, What’s the Difference?

Anxiety, Depression December 21, 2016

Written by: Melissa DaSilva LICSW We all get anxious at some point in our lives, but many deal with symptoms of…

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8 Tips for Parents whose Children are coming out as LGBTQ

Family, LGBTQ December 12, 2016

 Written by: Melissa DaSilva LICSW When children come out to parents as LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer)  they can feel…

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How to Get Rid Of A Coyote

Relationships December 2, 2016

Written by: Melissa DaSilva LICSW Recently, at a poetry reading, I was fascinated to learn that the worst way to get…

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How to Stop Adultery Before it Happens

Uncategorized November 7, 2016

Written by: Melissa DaSilva LICSW Getting married can be an exciting time for most people.  Unfortunately, we don’t tend to discuss…

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Breakup Hygiene, Part II: The Anger Addiction

Breakup, Depression, Relationships October 30, 2016

Written by: Melissa DaSilva LICSW The unthinkable has become real: you’ve broken up. The ugliness and stress have dragged on for…

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Breakup Hygiene, Part I: Share Carefully

Depression, Relationships August 24, 2016

Written by: Melissa DaSilva LICSW The breakup of any longtime, committed relationship is notoriously painful, whether it arrives as a whimper at…

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The Confessions of a Feisty Therapist: Why I love MMA (Mixed Martial Arts)

Uncategorized August 17, 2016

Written by: Melissa DaSilva LICSW When I was 15, I smiled at my mother and asked if I could join a…

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Better Than Expected

Anxiety, Depression August 10, 2016

Written by: Melissa DaSilva LICSW First words I hear, early this morning: “Ugh, bad weather today.”  Bad weather?  “Tons of rain…

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