Sasha-Nícole Cory (she, her, they) provides a positive and affirming environment for people on their journey to growth and healing. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She provides counseling to individuals, families, and couples. Sasha understands that families can show up in our lives in many different ways. She has experience in working with diverse family structures, and comes from a multicultural and bilingual background. Sasha understands the challenges of navigating and thriving when living outside the majority culture.
Sasha earned a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University, here in Nashville, as well…
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 falling, the theory among therapists is that it is because marriage counseling actually works, and more couples are giving it a try.
If you and your spouse are experiencing difficulties, here are some reasons why you should give marriage…
Behavioral issues in children are complex. The causes are often multifactorial, and manifest themselves in a variety of ways, including social withdrawal, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, aggression, self-harming, and poor academic performance.
Often, parents and other adults assume a child’s “acting out” is the result of a lack of discipline when in reality the real issue may lie deeper. Some children might need an outlet to express themselves but don’t know how. Or, an underlying behavioral concern may exist, which could include:
Do you notice feeling more down and having less energy when the weather changes and the days are shorter? You’re not alone! Many people go through these short periods of time where they notice a change in their mood and behaviors typically during the colder months. It is called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and it is a type of depression where your mood and behavior significantly change whenever the seasons change. About 5% of adults in the US experience SAD symptoms.
The symptoms of SAD typically occur during the fall and winter months (winter-pattern SAD) where there is less sunlight…
Before I share my thoughts on pregnancy during this current time, I want to first say congratulations to you if you are expecting! I see and support you if you are trying to conceive. I value your choices that children are not for you at this time. I send positive thoughts, vibes, and empathy to you if you have lost a baby. I want to normalize and validate any emotions that may show up with this topic and journey of pregnancy for you. …
Lauren (she, her, they) has a passion for working with clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and life’s difficulties. She believes in establishing a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to feel supported in. Her approach to therapy is to build a relationship with clients that is built on trust, acceptance, and unconditional positive regard.
Lauren received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University after graduating with her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi. …
It’s a few days after you’ve given birth. the celebratory phone calls are still coming in all you feel is sadness all the way down to your gut. Although the emotions are unexpected and less than welcome. Postpartum depression can be common among new mothers. Up to one in seven women experience PPD after their first child even though it might be the first episode of depression they’ve experienced in their life.
It’s important to remember how much the body changes during pregnancy and immediately after postpartum. A hormone imbalance can occur due to losing built up levels of progesterone…
Play Therapy involves the use of play to communicate with children and to help children learn to solve problems and change their negative behaviors. Children naturally engage in play to create meaning and organize their experiences. This allows children to distance themselves from difficult feelings and memories through symbolic expression, using the toys as the medium to disclose these feelings. The therapeutic office becomes a sacred place to process and explore painful fears, anxieties and inadequacies.
Play Therapy is recommended for children and adolescents ages 2–16 experiencing a variety of symptoms including:
As a new mother. you’ve probably noticed that taking care of yourself and a new baby at the same time is next to impossible. How are you supposed to make sure you are getting what you need to thrive when you are on call 24/7. responsible for keeping a new human being alive and happy?
It’s no wonder that so many new moms feel emotional and completely overwhelmed. You know you need a break. but then you feel guilty about even needing one.
It’s very okay to ask for help. And here are some ways you can do it:
A heavy diet. The Great Depression. and jumbo shrimp are all examples of oxymorons that are often used. These terms. characterized by two conflicting ideas being presented side by side. are sometimes humorous. In other instances. such as that of the narcissistic mother. this juxtaposition paints a dark picture of the potential for harm that these individuals possess.
The description of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) in the 5thversion of the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM-5) includes nine possible symptoms. Each of these symptoms is in direct opposition with traits that quality mothers possess.
Someone with NPD exaggerates his or her…