Valentine’s Day is a time many of us evaluate, or re-evaluate, our romantic relationships. Are we still in love? Are we happy? Is this partnership an actual partnership and is it working? What makes relationships last? Many people turn to couples or relationship therapy to answer these questions. At RIVIA, one of the couples-based therapies
RIVIA welcomes ANCC board-certified psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner Igor Semenyuk to the team. Igor’s orientation is Gestalt, and he has experience working with mood disorders, anxiety, personality disorders, ADHD, and PTSD. What is Gestalt Therapy? A psychotherapeutic approach developed in the 1940s, and influenced by Gestalt psychology, Gestalt is a therapy that takes
Are you a new parent struggling with all the emotions that come with it? For first time moms, the transition to motherhood brings not only a new baby, but big life changes and big expectations. We might find our new experiences bring a strong emotional and physical response. We may feel happiness, excitement, love, bonding,
Having trouble keeping your New Year’s resolutions? Many of us see the start of a new year as an opportunity to enact change. Here we are at the two week mark, and if you made resolutions, you might already be struggling with keeping them. Whether it’s a pledge to lose weight, eat better, learn a
Got The Winter Blues? Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a type of depression that can occur in the late fall and winter. Shorter days and colder temperatures can trigger feelings of sadness and cause irritability that usually resolve as spring and summer approach. Symptoms of SAD may include: . Feeling sad or gloomy .
What is Savoring? When we think of savoring, we usually think in terms of food and taste. You savor something you find delicious, like caramel on ice cream or salty French fries, and revel in letting the taste linger on your tongue and in your mouth. You might even utter a satisfied “yum,” but did
The Attitude of Gratitude The holidays are usually a time of reflection and gratitude, but how can gratitude make you happier year round? Gratitude is the act of giving thanks or being thankful and appreciative for what you have, whether tangible or intangible, and recognizing it helps you to acknowledge what’s good in your life.
Holiday Stress Got You Down? We’re in the holiday home stretch and many might be feeling the usual seasonal stress coupled with pandemic anxiety. Maybe you can’t afford to spend what you are used to spending on gifts and meals? Concerned about a loved one spending the holidays alone? Maybe you miss your family
It’s challenging to navigate through family conversations that revolve around sensitive topics, including health issues. Even though you are related, it’s inevitable to have different beliefs on certain matters. This also applies to the issue of COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019). You may have family members who believe that the recommended health protocols are not necessary
This year, almost everyone has experienced a change in their routine. Some more drastic than others. Being pulled out of a normal routine causes physical and mental stress, and for someone who is depressed, it can feel insurmountable. Working from home can take a toll on your mental health and trigger depression. Here’s why. A