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Does Vaping Cause Anxiety?

June 17, 2024
Have you felt more anxious since you’ve started vaping? If so, you’re not the only one. While you might feel that taking a hit calms you down and lowers your stress level, it actually heightens your anxiety and makes you more stressed in the long run.  In fact,

What is Social Anxiety?

February 26, 2024
The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article on social anxiety is Stephanie Rafn, LPCC and Outpatient Therapist.  Has anyone ever told you that they have social anxiety? Or do you wonder if you might experience it?   Social anxiety is a common mental health condition that makes certain social...

How to Stop Catastrophic Thinking

December 20, 2022
The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Dr. Karin Ryan, PsyD, LP, Clinic Director, and Outpatient Therapist.       Ruminating on the worst-case scenario is not uncommon. However, it does not benefit us to continue to contemplate catastrophic thoughts. Doing so can prevent us from taking action and living as...

Are Fake Rules Running Your Life?

February 28, 2022
The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Dr. Karin Ryan, PsyD, LP, Clinic Director, Outpatient Therapist.     We all have guiding principles, beliefs, and rules that help guide our behavior and make us who we are. These rules keep us accountable, keep us going, and keep things reliable or consistent.  However,...

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