What Causes Anxiety? 5 Tips to Help you Cope

What Causes Anxiety | New Connections Counseling Center at Baltimore, MD

We all experience anxiety. About work, going on a date, moving to a new place, or taking a test. It’s quite common to feel worried, nervous, or uneasy when dealing with difficult challenges in our lives. So, it can be helpful to understand what causes anxiety and how we can better cope with it. This might surprise you, but there’s...[ read more ]

3 Tips from a Baltimore Therapist for Checking in on your Relationship

Tips from a Baltimore Therapist to Check in on your Relationship | New Connections Counseling Center at Baltimore, MD

There’s a folksy adage I grew up with, in the rural Midwest, perhaps you did too in your neck of the woods, of “If it ain't broke, don’t fix it.” Like a lot of folksy sayings from back home, there are certainly times that it’s good advice: home or car improvement projects you aren’t qualified for, cutting your own hair...[ read more ]

5 reasons why Men should take care of their Mental Health

Men Mental Health | New Connections Counseling Center at Baltimore, MD

If you get injured or suddenly feel a stabbing chest pain the first thought that comes to your mind is to get medical help. Unfortunately, we still can’t say the same for mental health problems, especially for men. While mental illness affects both men and women, the prevalence in men is often lower than in women. Men are also less...[ read more ]

5 Tips for LGBTQ+ Folks Using Dating and Hookup Apps

5 tips for LGBTQ+ Dating Apps | New Connections Counseling Center at Baltimore, MD

Many LGBTQ+ folks (lovingly referred to as queer from here on) expressed to me throughout the pandemic that certain dating apps, you probably know which ones I mean, have become a ubiquitous part of life. During surges in the pandemic, socializing and dating through apps became ostensibly safer than physically entering other traditionally queer spaces. For many queer folks, it...[ read more ]

What are the Keys to a Long-term Relationship? Is Love enough?

Keys to long-term relationship | New Connections Counseling Center

If you ask as a handful of therapists what makes for a healthy long-term relationship, you’re bound to get more than a dozen answers. Honestly, you may get a dozen different answers from me on a given day.  This is because the factors that contribute to long-lasting and fulfilling relationships are complicated and change as we and our partners grow. The...[ read more ]

How to help a loved one with Depression: 5 tips by a Therapist in Baltimore

How to help a loved one with depression | New Connections Counseling Center at Baltimore, MD

Depression is a common and serious mental disorder that causes tremendous pain and can disrupt daily routines and relationships. When a loved one is struggling with depression it can be hard to know exactly how to help, and sometimes even what to say. People experience depression in different ways. For many, it can hamper their work motivation and productivity, mess...[ read more ]

5 common relationship issues Couples Therapy can help with

Most common relationships issues | New Connections Counseling Center at Baltimore, MD

For most of us, relationships take center stage in our lives. We spend a lot of time thinking about finding that special someone, our very own happy ever after. However, we know that, unlike in the movies, life keeps rolling and with it, relationship issues start to appear. Life can get quite stressful and overwhelming, so even when we get...[ read more ]

How to cope with Omicron anxiety during this fast-spreading surge

How to cope with Omicron Anxiety | New Connections Counseling Center, Baltimore, MD

Most of us thought that by 2022 we would be back to normal, and COVID-19 would surely be long gone. Meanwhile, cue the newest coronavirus variant Omicron and once again we are in the eye of the storm, flooded with Omicron anxiety. All around us people we know are testing positive for COVID-19 and it feels like it’s just a...[ read more ]

Why do New Year’s Resolutions fail and how you can keep them?

Why New Year's Resolutions fail | New Connections Counseling Center, Baltimore, MD

Many of us see the new year as an opportunity to leave all our flaws and insecurities behind and start a new chapter in our lives. During the holidays, we give ourselves a free pass to all our indulgences and focus our motivation to reset the timer on January 1st. Some of the most common resolutions on our wishlists include...[ read more ]

5 tips on how to conquer Christmas as a single mom

Single Mom Christmas | New Connections Counseling Center, Baltimore, MD

Many of us are looking forward to these holidays, especially after another challenging pandemic year. This is the time of the year when we gather around the family table, share all those Christmas traditions and reminisce about the good old days.  Even with the stress of cooking the perfect meal and picking the right gift for each family member, we...[ read more ]

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