What is Trauma versus a Traumatic Event?

In today’s #coffeewithatherapist, we are talking all about what differentiates trauma from a traumatic event and cover the following questions about trauma: 1. Why can two people experience the same trauma and only one have PTSD? 2. What is secondary trauma? 3. What determines if a traumatic event will become trauma or PTSD? 4. What […]

Response to “5 Things You Can Do Daily to Feel Less Anxious or Stressed” By Dr. Seth Gillihan

Dr. Seth Gillihan wrote a timely and wonderful article on Psychology Today about 5 practices we can do to feel less anxious and stressed: 5 Things You Can Do Daily to Feel Less Stressed and Anxious | Psychology Today Here’s a brief overview: Tell Yourself Good Morning Check Your Mind Reading Go Outside at Lunchtime […]

Psychiatric Medication and Eating Disorders

When clients with eating disorders seek medication management for healing their eating disorder or other mental health concerns like depression or anxiety, it’s important to work with a medication provider who understands eating disorders, mental health, and the complexities of how medications interact with common ED behaviors. Why work with someone who understands ED behaviors? […]

4 Ways to Manage Post-Pandemic Anxiety

In the first year after the COVID-19 Pandemic, global rates of anxiety and depression have increased by 25% according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Many therapists at SOMA Wichita have reported increased rates of anxiety in their clients as a direct result of social isolation and the systemic trauma of the pandemic. Social anxiety […]

Reasons Marriage and Couples Counseling is Important in 2022

When people’s mental health suffers it doesn’t just impact the individual, it impacts their whole system and especially intimate relationships. A study from the CDC found that the percentage of adults with symptoms of an anxiety or depressive disorder increased from 36.4% to 41.5% from August 2020 to February 2021, and those rates haven’t gone […]