Dr. Heather Violante is out of the office for the rest of May and will accept new teletherapy clients in June 2024.

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Beyond Feeling Grateful: How to Practice Gratitude Through Action

Beyond Feeling Grateful: How to Practice Gratitude Through Action

How Practicing Gratitude Helps Mental Health Practicing gratitude can help relieve stress, anxiety, depression, and angst by prioritizing our focus on what really matters.  It’s so easy to lose track of what’s good in our lives. We’re wired to look at things with a negative perspective. We’re drawn to what’s…

How to Encourage Your Adult Child to Move Forward in Life

How to Encourage Your Adult Child to Move Forward in Life

Failure to launch into adulthood – when adults in their 20s or 30s are still living with their parents or guardian (or have returned home) – is becoming increasingly common. Student loans, a competitive workforce, and other factors are making it more difficult for young adults to live on their…

How to Deal with Failure to Launch into Adulthood

How to Deal with Failure to Launch into Adulthood

Failure to launch into adulthood is when you are either still living with your parents or have returned to living with your parents when you are in your 20s or 30s. You’re an adult and, in theory, should be able to support yourself, especially if you have a college education.…

Why is Gaslighting So Dangerous?

Why is Gaslighting So Dangerous?

The term “gaslighting” has been popping up more frequently in conversations and media lately. Generally it means making someone question their own reality. I’ve heard people throw the term around freely, but actual gaslighting is a serious and intentional form of emotional abuse.   What is Gaslighting? Gaslighting is a…

How Therapy Can Help YOU When Your Loved One Is Struggling with Mental Illness

How Therapy Can Help YOU When Your Loved One Is Struggling with Mental Illness

When your loved one is suffering from mental illness, or even if they haven’t been diagnosed but are going through a difficult time, it can be hard to watch. It can impact you and your wellbeing, especially if they aren’t getting the professional help they need to get better. A…