How EMDR therapy can help you cope with Trauma

EMDR Therapy coping with trauma | New Connections Counseling Center, Baltimore MD

It is likely that, at some point in your life, you will experience some kind of distressing event that impacts your ability to cope. Research indicates that 50% of people experience at least one trauma in their lives. Trauma can appear in our life suddenly, like the unexpected death of a loved one or a car accident. But it also...[ read more ]

How to Overcome Sports Performance Anxiety?

Athlete overcome Sports Performance Anxiety | New Connections Counseling Center, Baltimore MD

Athletes devote most of their lives to hours of physical training, perfecting the precise movements for their sports and challenging their body’s limits. But what about mental training? Are athletes trained to overcome Sports Performance Anxiety? Simone Biles's recent withdrawal from the competition, at the Tokyo Olympics, revived the conversation about Mental Health and created a domino effect that is...[ read more ]

5 Reasons to Join a Single Moms Support Group led by a Therapist

Single Moms hands circle | New Connections Counseling Center, Baltimore MD

Do you feel that you’re doing it all wrong? Second-guess your every decision? Feel guilty for the times you get mad, frustrated, or impatient? For many single moms, these kinds of thoughts are recurrent squatters in their minds. Being a single mom can be like entering a nonstop hurdle race, only without the medals and recognition part. The moment you...[ read more ]

3 Most Common Reasons why Coming Out Causes Anxiety in LGBTQ people

LGBTQ interracial couple hugging | Anxiety in LGBTQ people

If you are reading this maybe you are struggling to understand your own anxiety symptoms. Maybe you experienced a few panic attacks. Or maybe you are looking for a way to help someone you care about. The good news is that understanding anxiety in LGBTQ and its context can be an important step towards acceptance and well-being. It is known...[ read more ]

An LGBTQ Affirming Therapist From Baltimore, MD Shares 3 Ways LGBTQ Allies Can Celebrate Pride Month

Man & Pride | New Connections Counseling Center

The month of June is widely considered Pride Month for the LGBTQ community. Our society, traditionally, wasn’t inclusive or tolerant of any sexuality, other than a heterosexual one. With a lot of blood and sweat, LGBTQ individuals fought for their rights to freedom and expression.  Today, we’ve made a great success towards inclusiveness, but there is still a lot to...[ read more ]

The Impact of COVID-19 Among The Transgender Community: An Interview with a Baltimore Transgender Woman and Activist

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Q: How has the COVID-19 Pandemic disproportionately affected mental health services available to the transgender community? A: Like many marginalized communities, the trans community received less mental health care due to overburdened systems. Because many people started going to therapy during the pandemic, there was a greater demand for mental health services. As a result, many trans individuals were transitioned...[ read more ]

A Trauma Therapist in Baltimore, MD discusses who can benefit from EMDR Therapy

Flowers | New Connections Counseling Center

Have you or someone you know experienced trauma? Is it impacting your/their ability to function in daily life? To connect in relationships or be present in the moment? Are you or someone you know experiencing depression and anxiety as a result? Trauma can happen to anyone, anywhere, and at any time- but sometimes symptoms of trauma remain that make it...[ read more ]

Considering splitting up? A couples therapist in Baltimore shares considerations before separating

Coffee & Book | New Connections Counseling Center

Ending a relationship is always hard, no matter if it lasted months, years or decades. The longer you are in a relationship, the harder it gets to end things, especially if you and your partner share finances, home, and social connections. But, if issues are unresolvable, splitting up might be the only solution to a better life. How do you...[ read more ]

A couples therapist in Baltimore shares 3 date night ideas for this spring

People | New Connections Counseling Center

With the pandemic, dating life has changed. People are anxious about their health and safety, and are trying to do everyday activities while making sure that they practice social distancing. Large amounts of single people are saying that the pandemic has made them more lonely, isolated, and swirling in negative thoughts. Couples, on the other hand, are experiencing communication difficulties,...[ read more ]

Dating During the Pandemic: A Couples’ Therapist in Baltimore Shares the Pros and Cons

Hand Holding | New Connections Counseling Center

With more than a year into the pandemic and all it brought with it, people are trying to get back to normal, with what they can. Love and affection are somewhere on the top of that list. But, things are different now, since the pandemic taught us that we can’t simply get close to anyone. No matter if you are...[ read more ]

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