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Pure O: A Silent Battle

Pure O: A Silent Battle

Pure O: A Silent Battle By: Adam Grafa Excessive hand washing, counting, putting everything in order just so, these behaviors are how most people imagine OCD. And, while that picture isn’t inaccurate, it is incomplete. There is another, more subtle subtype of...
Acupuncture at Lyn-Lake Psychotherapy and Wellness

Acupuncture at Lyn-Lake Psychotherapy and Wellness

Acupuncture at Lyn-Lake Psychotherapy and Wellness By: Andrea Cyr  –  Licensed Acupuncturist, MAOM andrea@therapy-mn.com You go to your doctor for a wellness visit.  Your doc listens to your chest, checks your blood pressure, knocks on your knee and ankle to...
Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders By: Sharon Burris-Brown, LICSW, NBC-HWC Do you remember the messages your parents implicitly taught you about food when you were growing up?  Or weight? How about cultural norms for weight and appearance? Weight stigma is real and even if you grew up...
Gratitude as Medicine

Gratitude as Medicine

Gratitude as Medicine By: Sharon Burris-Brown, LICSW, NBC-HWC How many of us secretly roll our eyes when people advise us to see the brighter side?  Positive psychology is all around us. We hear that optimistic people live longer. We learn in Positive Psychology that...
Narrative Therapy: a constellation of unstoried moments

Narrative Therapy: a constellation of unstoried moments

Narrative Therapy: a constellation of unstoried moments By: Adam Grafa Narrative Therapy is an exciting and empowering therapeutic modality that takes a unique approach to helping people work through hard times. I recently had the opportunity to talk to Narrative...
Somatic Experiencing: a body-centered approach to treating PTSD

Somatic Experiencing: a body-centered approach to treating PTSD

Somatic Experiencing: a body-centered approach to treating PTSD By: Adam Grafa “Trauma is a fact of life. It does not, however, have to be a life sentence.” –Dr. Peter A. Levine Somatic Experiencing is a body-centered approach to treating PTSD (post-traumatic stress...