Blog - Silver Lining Behavioral Health
Causes of Professional Burnout
A Therapist’s Perspective
Ask any business owner, and they will tell you the corporation’s most significant investment is in its workforce. Employees must be trained, educated, and, most importantly, protected. Unfortunately, professional burnout occurs much too often. Burnout can create emotional distress, anxiety, and depression. For employers, it can cause a lack of group cohesion, high staff turnover, and loss of revenue. I have treated […]
The Faces of Psychological Trauma
Psychological Trauma has many faces. Trauma occurs after an individual suffers acute stress, during which there is a break in a sense of emotional, psychological, and physical safety. Though there are endless catalyst events that can cause Trauma, signs and symptoms of Trauma can often be misdiagnosed or misunderstood. The following are lists and facts about psychological Trauma to observe in your loved ones and yourself.
Medication Management for Psychiatric Conditions
Silver Lining Behavioral Health continues integrating medical and behavioral health services with individuals of all ages, couples, and families. We are constantly examining approaches to medication management, illness management, accurate diagnosis, and prevention. Mental illness impacts millions of people across the globe, but a shortage of healthcare providers often makes receiving comprehensive mental health extremely difficult.
Silver Lining Behavioral Health Off to a Fast Start
Silver Lining Behavioral Health launched in January of 2023. So far, it has been a wonderful roller coaster ride. We are actively onboarding new clinicians, as we process and open new psychotherapy cases. Silver Lining Behavioral Health is currently working with physician groups, rehab centers, senior living facilities, parenting groups, and coalitions like Stand Strong, whose mission is to defeat substance abuse.
Self Knowledge and Goal Setting
It is impossible to reach success without goal setting. I have yet to meet a life coach, therapist, millionaire, top athlete, or anyone who has achieved any level of success who did not set goals. Trying to become successful in any field without clear, measurable goals, is like navigating across the country without a map. All goals must start with […]
Grieving, Loneliness Amidst the Month of Love
February is a month of roses, chocolate, and appreciation, but for many, it can be much less colorful. For older populations, the month of love is another 28 days of loneliness, and oftentimes grief. Many elderly describe that times like these are when losses become newly refreshed, and empty houses feel more hollow. Loneliness and grief share far more connections […]
Depression Symptoms – The Flags Which Are Hidden
Depression is a comprehensive and exhaustive word. Through its representation in mainstream media and school curricula, many fail to see that the reality of depression often reveals itself as contrasting to its consistent depiction. This makes many people hesitant to pick up on the warning signs and symptoms that they may be dealing with depression and instead disregard it to […]
At the Intersection of Mental and Physical Health!
Our mission is to deliver behavioral health services as an integral part of overall wellness. We focus on the early identification and intervention for those at risk, care, and treatment for those who need them, and recovery as a goal while partnering with primary care providers in the patient-centered approach. There has been a lot of focus on the growing need to expand mental healthcare for Americans. This challenge spans gender, age, and socio-economic lines.
Relaxation techniques using external sounds
Here are a couple of techniques my clients found helpful over the years. If you had not done so already, please review the Blinking Induction technique explained on the Overcoming Insomnia post if you are looking for more effective relaxation techniques. SOUND ISOLATION or SOUND EXCLUSION Students and clients often ask if there is a way to relax without closing […]
Stress at Work and Burnout
I have done many seminars and small group workshops focusing on overcoming employee burnout due to stress at the workplace. I love teaching employers and employees how to defeat this monster that not only decreases productivity but creeps outside of the workplace into personal lives, like a hurricane destroying the individual’s health on its path.
Healthcare and mental healthcare: two worlds collide
Over the years, I had clients walk through my door describing symptoms of Depression (primary features of which are pervasive feelings of hopelessness and helplessness), Anxiety, Chronic Fatigue, Insomnia, Hypersomnia, IBS, and Irritability. As Psychotherapists, we are well prepared to tackle all of the above complaints. But, what if the root sources of these conditions had to do with stress […]
Overcoming insomnia: Quick induction
Many years ago, I became fascinated with researching relaxation techniques that can go beyond the popular Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) method widely practiced by mental health professionals. So I spent the next 15 years on a personal quest to find the most effective stress management and relaxation techniques. As years passed, I learned hundreds of relaxation techniques from Qi Gong, […]