Practicing Gratitude During the Coronavirus Crisis - Karen Chinca (2)

Practicing Gratitude During the Coronavirus Crisis

Our lives have all been turned upside down in the past few weeks as we experience a global pandemic. Some of us are sick or have family members who have contracted the coronavirus, some in food service and healthcare are sacrificing their safety every day, and many of us are experiencing feelings of anxiety or loneliness as we shelter-in-place. Despite …

Treating Body Dysmorphic Disorder | Karen Chinca LICSW

Demystifying and Treating Body Dysmorphic Disorder with Psychotherapy and Medication

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a mental illness in which a person is preoccupied with an imagined physical defect or a minor defect that others can not see. These individuals spend up to eight hours per day focusing on and trying either trying to “fix” or hide their perceived defect. A few years ago, I (Karen) attended a workshop at …

Understanding Anxiety and What to Do About It

Think about situations you avoid as a result of your anxiety. Are there any that are holding you back from achieving your goals? In my last blog, I wrote about the power of emotions and how all feelings — good, bad or neutral — should be honored, not suppressed. Hopefully by now you are taking the time to get to …