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A Study of the Pre-Attack Behaviors of Active Shooters in the United States

We as mental health providers can play a role in helping decrease the likelihood of a mass shooting. A study published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2018 can give us concrete ways of possibly playing a role in decreasing the likelihood of a mass shooting taking place. Continue reading

New Hope for Resistant OCD

a brain as a circuit boardNew research suggests that a treatment called "high-frequency deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS)" may help treatment-resistant patients overcome symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The treatment involves a system where magnetic impulses are delivered to parts of the brain which reinforce OCD-related thoughts and behavior patterns. Continue reading

Self-Care in My First Year of Private Practice

As I ventured out into the great world of private practice I had all sorts of visions on what the job would look like – complex cases that I would need to unpack with my supervisor, endless networking meetings to get my name into an already competitive market. Yet, what ended up being the most important aspect of surviving my first year in private practice was unexpected: the vital importance of self-care. Continue reading