1. Psychological Challenges the LGBTQIA Community Faces

    In today’s day and age, it’s unfortunate that we have not made more strides when it comes to inclusivity and destigmatizing sexuality and gender identity. Because of the stigmas that still surround the LGBTQIA community, people within this group face higher rates of mental health issues such as …Read More

  2. Social Media and Your Mental Health

    In a digital era, social media had negated the need for actual human interaction, and hidden behind a keyboard and a screen, people have discovered they can be anyone they want to be. While many still believe that social media has a positive impact on those who suffer from depression or anxiety diso…Read More

  3. The Benefits of Counseling for Everyday People

    We all have issues. You don’t go through life without bumps, scrapes, and falls. And whether we admit it or not, we all could use a little bit of professional counseling help that only a psychotherapist can render. Dr. Beth Firestein, owner of Inner Health Psychotherapy and Consultation Services, …Read More

  4. Coming Out and Other Challenges That the LGBTQIA Community Faces

    Happy Pride Month From Your Local Psychologist! In honor of Pride Month that is happening right now, we would like to highlight some of the challenges and issues that are unique to the LBGTQIA community that affect the whole person that may benefit from the therapy provided by Dr. Beth Firestein, yo…Read More

  5. Trauma Therapy with EMDR

    Here, at Inner Source Psychotherapy, one of Dr. Beth Firestein’s individual trauma treatment options is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Although EMDR has been used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — along with a host of other conditions — since the 1980s, li…Read More

  6. Relationship Conflict Resolution: Part 1 – Money

    Conflict over numerous issues manifests in different ways in different relationships. And it is something that I help my marriage and family therapy patients deal with frequently. One of the reasons that conflict resolution is a difficult issue for many couples to address is that they mistakenly bel…Read More

  7. Stressed About the Holidays?

    When December rolls around, some people feel excited by the prospect of the holidays. However, some people dread them. Even if you absolutely adore the holidays, they can be stressful. The change in routine, diet, and sleep can truly wreak havoc on anyone. Add in relatives or loneliness because of a…Read More

  8. Other Signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder

    In our last blog, we discussed Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Though there has been some conflict over whether SAD is an actual condition, all you have to do is look around to see how fall affects people. While some rejoice in the cool air, dead leaves, and coming snow, others mourn the loss of …Read More

  9. Detecting an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

    Emotional abuse is a real and detrimental problem in many relationships. Many victims do not detect the abuse because they believe that since they are not being hit, they are not being abused. Emotional abuse is any treatment from a loved one that results in a diminished sense of self-worth. This c…Read More