The “Whats” and “Whys” of Therapy

by Dr. Bianka Hardin​ What is Therapy? Therapy can help people of all ages work through personal, relationship, family, and/or work/school challenges so that they can move on and enjoy a life that is productive and fulfilling. It is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and their therapist. Therapy is effective...

How Do I Refer A Friend or Loved One to Therapy?

by Bianka Hardin, PsyD​​ Starting a conversation with a loved one about your concerns and going to therapy can seem tricky. But bringing up you concern can be done in simple, non-threatening ways. When you have the conversation, choose a place that is private with limited distractions. Tell them you care about them. Express your concern...

Just Unplug. You can do it!

by Dr. Bianka Hardin In the past month, I made the choicest only to get away from the office as much as I could, but also to unplug. Sometimes it’s hard to do that with everything going on in the world, especially with a worldwide pandemic going on and politics and a national election on...

Parenting is the hardest job there is. It is unrealistic to think and expect that we, as parents, are always emotionally regulated!  Life is complicated and stressful.  Yet, research supports the idea that the more emotionally regulated the parent or caregiver is, the healthier the “climate” is in the family. Self-regulation is the ability to modulate the...

During the holidays, it can be so busy that we can go into automatic pilot and forget about self-care and the true meaning of the holidays.  Here are a few tips to help you stay focused and practice good self-care. Be Intentional During the holidays, it’s easy to get caught up in the busy-ness of...

I am sure I am not the only one feeling the impact of current events. We are bombarded on social media, news channels, and television with stories of community violence, mass shootings, and sexual assault. It’s hard not to feel distressed by these current events. Daily exposure to traumatic events can have a cumulative effect...

by Dr. Bianka Hardin ​During the holidays, it can be so busy that we can go into automatic pilot and forget about self-care and the true meaning of the holidays.  Here are a few tips to help you stay focused and practice good self-care. Be Intentional  During the holidays, it’s easy to get caught up...

by Dr. Bianka Hardin​ When initiating a conversation, it is common for people to comment on how busy they are when I ask them how they are doing.  I have to admit, I am guilty of feeling so busy and overwhelmed and telling everyone about it as if I were competing in a competition on who...

by Bianka Hardin, Psy. D. Letting go of a past relationship is not easy.  People who have gone through difficult break-ups sometimes have a difficult time moving on in their lives.  Fortunately, there are things you can do to help you move through a difficult break-up and move on in your life. Therapy can often assist...

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