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Dealing with Trauma Caused by Sexual Abuse Jun 22nd, 2020

According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), every 73 seconds someone in the United States is sexually assaulted. Every nine minutes, one of the victims is a child.  One of out every six women and one out of every 33 men has been the victim of a...

Understanding EMDR Therapy for Trauma May 12th, 2020

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a relatively new form of psychotherapy that uses bilateral (i.e., two-sided) eye movements, tapping, or tones to “reprogram” your brain to resolve and heal upsetting memories and trauma. Counselors and therapists recommend EMDR to help heal post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other troubling...

Unfaithful Spouse? Couples Counseling Can Help Apr 21st, 2020

When you find out that your spouse has been unfaithful, you may feel violated, betrayed, and even humiliated. The person you trusted more than almost anyone on earth, the person you thought trusted and loved you, too, lied to you and broke their promise to be faithful.  Despite ever-expanding norms...

Don't Worry, Be Happy (and let go!) Mar 17th, 2020

https://ourbetterhealth.org/tag/mental-health/  

LET GO AND BE HAPPY Mar 16th, 2020

https://commentwise.com/2020/01/03/6-things-to-let-go-of-if-you-want-to-be-a-tiny-bit-happier-this-year/    

Do You Need Professional Help for an Eating Disorder? Mar 2nd, 2020

You don’t want to admit it, but you must: Something’s wrong with the way you think about and interact with food. If you have an eating disorder, it’s nothing to be ashamed about and you aren’t alone. According to the Eating Disorders Coalition, not only will a tenth of Americans...

Want to Be Happier? Learn to Let Go! Feb 25th, 2020

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/things-let-go-to-be-happier_l_5e0a6687e4b0843d360acb6a  

Soho Center's Clinical Director discusses what YOU can let go if you want a better New Year! Feb 24th, 2020

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/things-let-go-to-be-happier_l_5e0a6687e4b0843d360acb6a  

Signs You May Have OCD Jan 31st, 2020

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has become an overused phrase in our common speech, but it actually refers to a serious mental health condition. If you have OCD, you don’t just clean things obsessively because you want to see your glassware sparkle in the sun; you clean that glassware obsessively so that...

Anthony Freire Speaks to the Huffington Post about creating New Habits for the New Year! Jan 22nd, 2020

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/books-create-better-habits_l_5e149a63c5b6b5a713c119d3?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAMJ3xtaG1Y3okEADz5Mwot9kGzYzKeINi6o76kDvHDfSU16Ig1TxOfT3piOBR8NXzM5n4PLDtsmTmEN0zK1sooT2dZfuLJuyKVLG3-U15tTxXWAxYfCIRBiEnpiJr1awr9BNhunj74Gue7gy39JXYsa44t0xMZqW_uj5BpBRqVFe  

The Benefits of Couples Counseling Jan 1st, 2020

When you first met your significant other (SO), you both felt like you’d known each other all of your lives. Now you feel like you’re living with a stranger. If you’re having trouble communicating with your SO of any gender, you may wonder if couples counseling could reignite your romance...

Myths and Facts About PTSD Dec 1st, 2019

When you break a leg, everyone knows you need medical help to heal properly. But if you have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you may not even know that there’s help and healing available to you. The expert counselors at the Soho Center For Mental Health Counseling in Greenwich Village, New...

6 Things You Can Do to Help Someone Who is Grieving At the Holidays Nov 23rd, 2019

6 Little Things You Can Do For Someone Who Is Grieving At The Holidays

UH oh! How Do Therapists Deal With Their OWN Family Issues at the Holidays? Nov 22nd, 2019

https://pressfrom.info/uk/lifestyle/health/-370916-how-therapists-deal-with-their-own-family-issues-at-the-holidays.html

How Therapists Deal With Their Own Family Issues At The Holidays Nov 22nd, 2019

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/holiday-family-issues-therapist-tips_l_5dc9bd5fe4b02bf57944af0b

Grieving at the Holidays - How to help someone Cope Nov 22nd, 2019

https://pressfrom.info/us/lifestyle/health-fitness/-356267-6-little-things-you-can-do-for-someone-who-is-grieving-at-the-holidays.html

WHAT YOUR NIGHTMARES REALLY MEAN Nov 22nd, 2019

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/nightmare-meanings-tips_l_5d5ff220e4b0b59d25739acf?utm_hp_ref=ca-healthy-living

The Soho Center helps Huffington Post readers Deal with Grief During the Holidays! Nov 22nd, 2019

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/grief-holidays-help-support_l_5dd1f358e4b0d2e79f8f1426?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000618

Living With Bipolar Disorder Nov 1st, 2019

Nobody likes to be diagnosed with a mental illness, but if you have bipolar disorder, your diagnosis gives you a chance to manage your symptoms, so you can live the life you’ve always envisioned. At The Soho Center for Mental Health Counseling on Bleecker Street in Manhattan, our expert counselors...

5 Grief Coping Tips in the Wake Of Unexpected Loss Oct 1st, 2019

No matter how happy and well-adjusted you are, when you unexpectedly lose a loved one, are diagnosed with a serious illness, or undergo an unwanted change of status — such as a divorce, or job loss — feeling grief is normal.  Everyone experiences grief and loss differently, and there’s no...

Why Your Overall Health is Dependent on Sleep Sep 13th, 2019

thesohocenter.com - Why Your Overall Health is Dependent on Sleep It’s estimated that at least one-third of Americans are sleep deprived. In fact, the issue is so widespread and chronic that the CDC declared sleep loss apublic health epidemicin 2016. In our age of streaming TV, portable electronics, and 24/7...

Breathwork can change your emotional and physical health! Sep 12th, 2019

At the Soho Center for Mental Health Counseling, located in Manhattan, New York City, it’s not uncommon for our psychotherapists to enmesh breathwork into your sessions. Why do we do this? because the research has shown its’ effectiveness in a variety of cases (including but not limited to: stress, anxiety,...

Here's How Stress Affects Your Mental Health Sep 1st, 2019

No matter where you live or what your background, every person on the planet experiences stress in various forms. Financial stress, problems at work or with relationships, changes in status, and even environmental stressors, including noise and pollution, all take their toll.  Stressful situations are a normal part of life,...

The Soho Center discusses the use of "Angel Cards" in clinical practice with The New York Times Aug 29th, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/28/style/therapy-psychology-astrology-tarot-ayahuasca.html  

Anthony Freire, Clinical Director, speaks with The Huffington Post about nightmares! Aug 27th, 2019

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.huffpost.com/entry/nightmare-meanings-tips_l_5d5ff220e4b0b59d25739acf/amp

Unethical to not work with a person affiliated with a group whose values differs from your own? Aug 17th, 2019

https://nypost.com/2019/08/15/thrivenyc-violated-the-most-basic-rule-of-mental-health-care/

The Soho Center talks to The First Mental Health Magazine In The Middle East. Aug 1st, 2019

https://empower-mag.com/2019/07/19/new-york-citys-soho-mental-health-counseling-center-speaks-to-empower-mag/

How Does Anger Management Combat Aggression? Aug 1st, 2019

If you get angry so easily that it’s causing trouble on the job, in your relationships, or is affecting your health, you may wonder if it’s time for anger management. You want to do something to change the way you express yourself, because you don’t want to live with the...

Leading a Healthy Sex Life in the Wake of Sexual Abuse Jul 10th, 2019

According to The National Center for Victims of Crimes, one of every five girls and one of 20 boys is a victim of sexual abuse in the US. Whether you were abused once or repeatedly as a child, or sexually assaulted as an adult, the effects of sexual abuse linger...

The Soho Center Chimes in on Preventing Vicarious Trauma in The Huffington Post Jun 28th, 2019

The Soho Center for Mental Health Counseling on Vicarious Trauma

Learn to Look for Early Signs of Disturbing Eating Behaviors Jun 21st, 2019

According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, 30 million adults and kids of all ages, races, and genders in the US are afflicted by an eating disorder. Eating disorders are serious: Every 62 minutes, somebody dies as a direct result of an eating disorder. At the...

Start Your Couples Therapy During the Early Stages of Your Relationship May 6th, 2019

An intimate, romantic relationship brings both physical benefits — such as lower blood pressure and fewer stress hormones — and emotional ones, too — including less loneliness and greater happiness.  According to the Harvard Study of Adult Development, women and men who were in a satisfying, stable relationships in their...

The Benefits of Seeking Help If You Have PTSD Apr 15th, 2019

Post-traumatic disorder (PTSD) first reached public awareness as the concept of “shell shock” — the debilitating nightmares, hyper-reactivity, and increased suicide risk that soldiers endured after returning home from the horrors of World War I. Now we know that PTSD symptoms can affect anyone who’s been exposed to any form...

Understanding OCD and How it Can Affect Your Daily Life Mar 1st, 2019

Sometimes you’ll hear people joking about having OCD because they can’t stop checking their email or want their desks to be in perfect order. But a clinical diagnosis of OCD denotes a mental illness whose manifestations extend beyond normal worry, cleanliness, or neatness. True OCD is marked by both compulsion...

4 Steps Toward Healing Negative Childhood Experiences Feb 1st, 2019

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, almost 70% of children who are seen in a pediatric health setting have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lives. Science demonstrates that childhood trauma changes you on the level of your cells and even your genes. Some of these gene...

Why Women are More Prone to Depression Jan 16th, 2019

Everyone around you tells you to “snap out of it,” but you still feel sad or hopeless. Depression isn’t a mood; it’s a disease, and it affects women more often than men. If you’re a girl or woman and you think you may be depressed, the expert psychotherapists and counselors...

What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder and How Is It Treated? Dec 12th, 2018

Winters in New York City can be tough — the shorter days and colder temperatures force you indoors and, for roughly 10 million Americans, straight into hiding. Called seasonal affective disorder, this type of depression can have a large impact on your life for almost half of each year, which...

Problem Drinking vs. Alcoholism: Understanding the Difference Nov 19th, 2018

According to the National Institutes of Health, alcohol abuse is the third leading cause of preventable deaths in the U.S. and accounts for approximately 31% of fatal car accidents. More than 15 million American women and men and half a million youths (ages 12 to 17) have medically diagnosed alcohol...

When Does Anxiety Warrant Professional Help? Oct 29th, 2018

Everyone experiences a certain amount of anxiety from time to time. After all, this normal “fight or flight” emotion is a part of your body’s routine response to stressful situations that call for extra attention or precaution.   But when anxiety becomes so persistent that it interferes with your life,...