How Cognitive Behavior Therapy Treats Anxiety

October 29, 2019By The Calli Institute

Many of us live with anxiety every day. As the body’s natural response to stress, anxiety can affect our emotional wellness, causing us to become fearful when faced with high-stakes situations, including: Job Interviews – Will I get the job? What if I make a bad first impression? First Dates – Will I embarrass myself … Read More

How to Help a Friend with Depression

October 10, 2019By The Calli Institute

In honor of World Mental Health Day, we wanted to share some helpful information on what living with depression means and what it might feel like for a close friend or loved one. Our hope is that this post will help others understand more about this serious condition and how they can find encouraging ways … Read More

What is EMDR Therapy and How Does It Work?

September 30, 2019By The Calli Institute

The mind has a natural ability to heal just as the body does. Most of the time the body routinely processes and manages new information without our awareness. When trauma is experienced, either by an overwhelming event, maybe a car accident or by being repeatedly subjected to distress, our bodies undergo certain physical responses. These … Read More

Is Back to School Anxiety Normal?

August 17, 2019By The Calli Institute

Settling back into a normal school routine can trigger anxiety for both parents and their children. Whether your kids are preparing for kindergarten or beginning their first fall semester at college, their transition from summer vacation to hour-long classes takes time to adjust, no matter what age they are. Though each school year promises new … Read More

5 Health Benefits of Animal-Assisted Therapy

December 28, 2018By The Calli Institute

Has this ever happened to you? You’ve just had a stressful day—maybe projects are piling up at work, or you’re experiencing difficulties in your marriage, with your kids, or over finances—and now you’re on the verge of tears. Then suddenly, a stranger’s dog spots you from afar and trots over to greet you with a … Read More

Anxiety Help During The Holidays

December 13, 2018By The Calli Institute

It’s always fun to celebrate with friends, family, and coworkers during the season of giving. For many people, however, these cheerful feelings are sometimes mixed with a feeling of sadness or maybe you just can’t get “in the Holiday spirit”. You may have heard the phrase “holiday blues.” It is real. This time of year … Read More

Is Emotional Eating a Sign of Anxiety?

November 29, 2018By The Calli Institute

With the holidays now upon us, it’s easy (and even socially acceptable) to overindulge in tasty sweets, comfort foods, and festive cocktails throughout the season. After all, the holidays are packed with family gatherings, the annual office holiday party, and hours spent baking your favorite sugar-filled recipes. It’s hard to resist such temptations. The holidays, … Read More

Learning to Peacefully Co-Exist with Anxiety

September 20, 2017By Tessa Gittleman, LAMFT

Do you feel as if situations and people around you are growing more and more anxious? You are not alone. According to the American Psychological Association’s Journal of Personality and Social Study, anxiety has increased dramatically since the 1950’s . It has increased so much so, that the average high school student’s anxiety is equal … Read More