Ask the Therapist

Ask the Therapist: Suspicious of Socializing

Dear Dr. Amy: I looked at the calendar this week and realized COVID has been a part of people’s lives for one year. I also know people now are getting vaccinated. I have friends who have gotten vaccinated and are anxious to get back to their “normal,” pre-COVID lives. While I…

Ask the Therapist: Contemplating Complex Trauma

Dear Josette: I have had some bad things happen to me in the past. My therapist said I might have complex trauma. What exactly is complex trauma and how do I know if I have had it? -Contemplating Complex Trauma Dear Contemplating: That’s a great question. Let’s break it down: “What is…

Ask the Therapist: COVID

Our latest Ask the Therapist column focuses on making COVID services like testing and vaccination accessible. Check out the tips from our January Ask the Therapist: Dear Dr. Barb: Due to documented COVID-19 exposure my son with autism will need a COVID test. He has extreme sensitivity to anyone touching his…

Ask the Therapist: Lonely Introvert

Dear Sara, I’m a proud introvert but this pandemic is really wearing me out. I feel lonely and want to see my friends again, but I know it’s unsafe. What should I do? Lonely Introvert   Dear Lonely Introvert, This has been an unbelievably stressful and tough year. I’m glad…

Ask the Therapist: Holiday Edition

Our latest Ask the Therapist column features tips for making this holiday season successful for your family. If you’re worried about changing routines, new traditions, and other elements of the holidays, check out the December column:   Dear Dr. Barb: As the holidays approach this year, I’m feeling a lot of anxiety.