Create A New You

Think ahead. The clock has reached midnight on December 31st and you were faced with the always-challenging task of declaring (and sticking to) a New Year’s resolution! What was yours? Was it the same as last year’s? Did you already know as the words came out of your mouth, that it wasn’t going to happen?...

The Benefit of Somatic Therapy

CTC embraces somatic therapy as an important approach to healing because we know the mind and body are connected in very important ways.  A landmark study called the Adverse childhood experiences or ACES study linked early traumatic events with the development and prevalence of a wide range of serious health and mental health difficulties throughout...

How to Practice Self Care During the Holidays

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...

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...

How To Self-Care During A Stressful Election Season

November’s a funny month. Seems there’s always an election coming up when November is on its way. And thanks to the fact that we live in a democracy, that month can be stressful, sometimes even dreadful. But rest assured, there are some easy things you can do to take care of yourself during election season...

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...

Our lives are jam-packed with responsibilities—between jugging the demands of work, family, and friends, it can seem almost impossible to make time to engage in hobbies or to spend quality time with loved ones. Often times, we take our closest relationships for granted and put them on the back burner while we attend to seemingly...

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...

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