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How does Daylight Saving Time impact your Mental Health?

Daylight Saving Time impact your Mental Health | New Connections Counseling Center, Baltimore, MD

Have you ever noticed feeling down on a rainy day? Do sunny days make you feel perky and full of energy? Natural light has a big impact on how we feel. As we transition into winter and the days get shorter and darker, we lose a lot of sunlight exposure, which can affect our mood. But did you know Daylight...[ read more ]

How to find a Therapist in Baltimore that’s right for me?

Therapist in Baltimore, MD at New Connections Counseling Center

Starting therapy can be a very important, yet difficult step. Maybe it is a decision you’ve been mulling over for some time. A few times you may even research a few places or therapists. But you’re not sure how you can find the right therapist for you and end up convincing yourself that your problems are not that big or...[ read more ]

How to Deal with Anxiety in a Relationship?

How to Cope with Anxiety in Romantic Relatioship | New Connections Counseling Center, Baltimore, MD

Being in a relationship can make us feel like all the love songs are about us. We find ourselves smiling a lot more, we want to be around that person as much as we can. We feel butterflies just thinking about them. It can give us a wonderful sense of belonging, unconditional support, and happiness. But, sometimes, those butterflies can...[ read more ]

What Are the Signs of Depression in College Students?

Signs of Depression in College Students | New Connections Counseling Center, Baltimore MD

Going to college is a long-awaited time for many young people. It is a time full of new experiences, self-discovery, and freedom. However, this sudden change can act as a catalyst for depression and anxiety. In fact, studies show that one in four college students struggles with mental illness. College students are particularly susceptible to depression. For most, it is...[ read more ]

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 ]



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