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When Will I Start Feeling Better? Grieving for the First Time

One of the most devastating experiences we must endure in life is grieving the loss of a loved one. Although we have the knowledge that everyone will eventually die, and we logically understand the finality of death, no amount of information can prepare us for the devastation of the actual experience. Losing someone we love for the first time can...[ read more ]

5 Daily Self-Care Exercises for Survivors of Abuse

Unfortunately, being a survivor of trauma or abuse is exceedingly common. According to the National Children’s Alliance, nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S. annually. And according to the Center for Disease Control’s 2017 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, nearly 1 in 4 adult women and approximately 1 in 7 adult men report having experienced severe physical...[ read more ]

How to Mentally Recover from a Serious Physical Injury

How to Mentally Recover from a Serious Physical Injury | TeleMental Health Blog | Joan Tibaldi LCSW, BC-TMH | Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider | Online Video Therapy in Florida | Online Counseling in New York | St. Augustine, FL 32084

After sustaining a serious physical injury, most people don’t consider the mental and emotional ramifications of this type of accident. Getting to a hospital and getting immediate medical care is the primary focus, followed by follow-up care and physical recovery. But how does a serious injury affect your mental health?According to a 2016 study conducted by the peer-reviewed medical journal...[ read more ]

What is PTSD?

What is PTSD? | TeleMental Health Blog | Joan Tibaldi LCSW, BC-TMH | Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider | Online Video Therapy in Florida | Online Counseling in New York | St. Augustine, FL 32084

Post-Traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that typically occurs after individuals have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a serious accident, natural disaster, a terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other violent personal assault.In the past, PTSD went by different names. During and right after the years of World War 1, the term “shell shock” was often used....[ read more ]

Low Self-Esteem: What is it? What to Do About it

Low Self-Esteem: What is it? What to Do About it | TeleMental Health Blog | Joan Tibaldi LCSW, BC-TMH | Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider | Online Video Therapy in Florida | Online Counseling in New York | St. Augustine, FL 32084

Self-esteem is an opinion we have of ourselves; a way of placing value on ourselves as people. While we may voice characteristics such as “I’m American” or “I have brown eyes,” these are facts that don’t carry a negative or positive connotation.A low self-esteem suggests we carry a negative opinion of ourselves. For example, “I’m unattractive” or “I’m not good...[ read more ]

Starting Over: Dating After the Death of a Significant Other

Starting Over: Dating After the Death of a Significant Other | TeleMental Health Blog | Joan Tibaldi LCSW, BC-TMH | Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider | Online Video Therapy in Florida | Online Counseling in New York | St. Augustine, FL 32084

Whether it’s expected or sudden, losing a partner is always a devastating heartbreak. The finality of the loss of the love of your life, and the idea that you will move forward in the world without them by your side, might be one of the most difficult challenges you will face. If you’ve suffered the death of a significant other,...[ read more ]



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