How Sleep Deprivation Affects Mental Health

No matter the lifestyle you lead, sleepless nights are inevitable. Although you may not find it concerning, an extended period of sleep deprivation can have severely adverse consequences on your brain health and overall well-being.

Studies have shown that sleep deprivation can substantially intensify amygdala reactivity to negative emotional stimuli. The amygdala is a complex part of the limbic system that processes emotions such as fear and aggression. The amygdala also plays a vital role in decision-making. Amplified activity in the amygdala makes sleep-deprived individuals feel negative emotions more strongly … Read More

The Mental Health Benefits of Creating a Daily Routine

When juggling the work-life balance, it can become easy to feel overwhelmed. Sometimes it can feel impossible to mark everything off your to-do list, especially if you’re struggling with your mental health. By establishing a daily routine, we can set aside time to take care of tasks and focus on our psychological and physical well-being. Here’s how having a daily routine can make a significant difference for your mental health.

Helps Alleviate Anxiety

Creating daily routines through exercising, sleeping patterns, eating schedules, etc., allows our bodies to adjust and know … Read More

Guide For Taking Care of Your Mental Health

Depending upon your feed, scrolling through IG, TikTok or Facebook can feel like discovering a treasure trove of quick tips on all things self-growth and mental health. Yet, while social media has seemingly become a mecca for mental health resources, tips and maxims which certainly helps to broaden awareness of mental health matters and reduce the stigma around mental health, please remember, social media is NOT a replacement for taking care of your mental health. In fact, research has shown that too much time spent on social media has adverse … Read More

Say Goodbye to the Stigma Around Mental Health

October 10th was World Mental Health Awareness Day. I’m curious, did the day prompt you to think more deeply about or relate more intentionally and compassionately to your mental health and the mental health of others? Chances are, as is the case with most of these important well-intentioned-awareness-building-themed days, the day passed with a nod of slight acknowledgment and then life carried on as usual.

Prominent figures like Prince Harry, Michael Phelps and Lady Gaga who have boldly shared about their genuine mental health struggles and how beneficial psychotherapy has … Read More

A Must for Back to School – Increasing our Children’s Emotional IQ

by Veronica Vaiti, LCSW-R

As we’ve all been busy prepping our kids for going back to school, buying book NYC Therapy Group, New York, Riverdale, Manhattanbags, notebooks and the like, we must not forget the most important preparation of all which doesn’t cost us a dime yet is priceless – teaching our children emotional awareness of and sensitivity towards their feelings and the feelings of others – or increasing their emotional IQ for short.

Educating our children about the range of feelings they can feel, teaching them how to name feelings they or others are having … Read More