African American generational trauma

The Trauma of Your Ancestors Lives on in You: Pregnancy in the African American Community

Posted Posted in Jessica Pizzo, New Moms, Parents, Trauma

Something scary has happened, and it has threatened your sense of safety. You feel your stomach in knots, sweat pouring down your face, and heart pounding. This is trauma, and it can be anything from witnessing violence to being present during a hurricane. Did you know that during a traumatic experience not only is your […]

postpartum anxiety, depression, therapy

What are PMADs? Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and how to tell if you may be experiencing one after the birth of your child.

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Jessica Pizzo, New Moms, Parents

Have you ever laid awake after a midnight feeding with tears in your eyes wondering if what you are feeling is “normal”? You wanted this baby so badly. You expected to be overwhelmed with joy.  While you do feel joy at times, you can’t help but feel overwhelmed with anxiety, frustration, and sadness for most […]

Dealing with invisible medical condition

7 Ways to Manage Anxiety When You Have an Invisible Medical Condition

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Fawn McNeil-Haber

Anxiety is a condition that engages your entire being. Add a medical condition on top of that and you may very well have the elements for a perfect storm. Unsurprisingly, anxiety and invisible medical conditions — chronic fatigue syndrome, food allergies, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, cyclic vomiting syndrome — go hand in hand. While you […]

3 Ways to Tell the Difference Between Anxiety and Trauma Reaction

Posted Posted in Angela Gonnella, Anxiety, Trauma

Many people label a variety of stressful or uncomfortable experiences  as “anxiety.” However, sometimes that experience may be more than just “anxiety.” A deeper look may reveal that there are painful, traumatic experiences that’s creating the emotional stress.  When you hear the word “trauma” or “trauma reaction”, you may be confused about what this means. […]

Managing anger and anxiety

Anger or Anxiety? – Why Anxiety Can Look Like Rage and What You Can Do About It

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Fawn McNeil-Haber

Anger or Anxiety When you think of someone struggling with anxiety, what picture comes to mind? If you’re like most people, you might envision a worry wort or a panic-stricken individual. And you’d be right. Anxiety does manifest itself through worry and panic. But it disguises itself in other ways, too. Namely, behind the mask […]