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4 Ways a Healthy Sex Life Supports Good Mental Health

Every person has essential human needs. When we don’t get those needs met, our mental and sometimes physical health can suffer as a result. When we think of fundamental human needs, food, shelter, and water come to mind. However, a healthy sex life is also an important component to create a full and happy life for many people.While it’s not...[ read more ]

Stress Management Techniques for People of Color Dealing with Microaggressions

Most human beings don’t get through life without dealing with their fair share of stress. But some people seem to deal with more stress than others. For instance, according to a report by the American Psychological Association (APA), both low-income populations and racial minorities have a greater risk of developing mental and physical health issues as a result of stress....[ read more ]

Can Marriage Counseling Really Help Your Relationship?

When I first started my practice, I remember reading a statistic about divorce that I found shocking. And that was that 40-50% of all marriages in the United States ended in divorce.According to recent surveys, however, the divorce rate in the U.S. fell by 18% between 2008 and 2016. While everyone has their theory as to why the rate is...[ read more ]

The Benefits of Online Therapy

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in innumerable ways. But, as stressful as this lockdown has been for most of us, we have learned much about ourselves as individuals and as a nation.Another silver lining that has emerged from this crisis is a new awareness and embracing of treatment tools that have been available for some time. Telehealth (or...[ read more ]

Coping with Working from Home During COVID-19

How many mornings have you shut off that alarm, wishing you could just work from home in your PJs? Well now many of us are getting our wish thanks to COVID-19.While in theory working from home may seem ideal, the reality for many of us is that it’s, well, kind of a pain. Particularly if you have young children home...[ read more ]

How to Cope with the Stress and Anxiety Caused by COVID-19

If you’re like most people, you are doing your best to stay calm during COVID-19 pandemic. But that can feel incredibly difficult at times. When not worrying about friends and loved one’s health, there’s also the conflicting information provided by the media and the economic ramifications of the virus that have people on edge.Signs of Emotional Distress and 6 Ways...[ read more ]

Parenting Questions? Benefit from a Free Parenting Session with Dr. Jeff Gersten

Parenting can be daunting task. Whether you are expecting, a new parent or a seasoned vet, you can benefit from a FREE parenting session with founder of the Gersten Center for Behavioral Health, Dr. Jeffrey Gersten. As a parent of 9, with over 15 years of family-focused experience, a 30minute session with Dr. Gersten can help:  Establish a healthy Parent-Child relationship. Teach...[ read more ]

Great Psychology Today Article – Waiting for Nothing: Loving Yourself on Valentine’s Day

The Gersten Center would like to share a great article that may bring those of us who are single comfort this Valentine's Day. Written by Nancy Colier, a psychotherapist, interfaith minister, writer and public speaker, this article focuses on 'taking care of your own heart as a way of living.' Colier writes that "Self-love is not an act of effort but rather a...[ read more ]

Happy National Chocolate Day! Studies Show That Indulging ‘Mindfully’ Has Its Benefits

Giving in to that chocolate craving isn't the end of the world, but remember to enjoy all things in moderation. Many would agree that eating chocolate for its taste is incentive enough, but a recent Psychology Today article written by dietitian Susan McQuillan notes that "...indulging in sweet and fatty foods also triggers the release of endorphins, brain chemicals that help you feel calm. ...[ read more ]

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