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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 […]

How Medication Management Treats Depression

Depression can happen to the best of us and feelings of depression are normal to have from time-to-time. In fact, 30.2% of adults reported symptoms of depression in 2020.  However, sometimes depression starts to creep in and become more of our “normal” versus being situation-dependent or infrequent. What are the symptoms of Depression? Feelings of […]

How to Keep Your Cool Around Family Members this Holiday Season

Have you ever struggled with anxiety or stress around being around family members during the holidays? You’re not alone. Even good-intentioned families can have their stressors and there are things we can do to avoid extra drama, stress, or conflict AND try to be as present as possible with our loved ones this holiday season. […]

Brittany Smith, Therapist Student Intern

Brittany has spent the last decade working as a Licensed Bachelor’s Social Worker in non-profits and in child welfare.  Passionate about helping others, she is currently pursuing her Master’s at Newman University. She is a U.S. International Exchange Alumni and has trained non-profits abroad on topics including child welfare, social work, case management and trauma […]