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A Move Forward Counseling blog is intended to support you in achieving and maintaining good mental health.  We hope you find our articles, resources, and tips helpful.

Work after Maternity Leave

Work after Maternity Leave Transitioning Back to Work after Maternity Leave My Story For nine months, while expecting my first child, my thoughts were primarily

Resources for Managing Holiday Depression

Resources for Managing Holiday Depression Move Forward Counseling has compiled four links to articles on managing holiday depression and the internal and external factors that

Managing Depression during the Holidays

Managing Depression during the Holidays The holidays are upon us. Chances are you will soon be knee-deep in wrapping paper, lists, bills, cards, party invitations…and

Coping Skills for New Mothers

Coping Skills For New Mothers How to plan coping skills for new and expecting mothers. We’ve all heard the comments before: “Just wait until you

Women Culture and Depression

Women, Culture and Depression An Opinion Blog by Darleen Oliver, LPC, CAADC We live in a society where, despite all the advancements in advocating for

Mental Health Therapy since 2015

Mental Health Therapy since 2015 How has mental health therapy changed over the past seven years? Written by MFC CEO and Therapist, Alison Pidgeon, LPC

Healing from Collective Trauma

Collective Trauma: How do we heal from it? Navigating day-to-day life can be overwhelming. What happens when we compound our everyday stressors with a pandemic,

Why do I get depressed at night

Depression at Night

Depression at Night Why do I get depressed at night? Featuring a Newsweek Article While sadness is a common emotion we all experience from time

Sign Petitions asking Legislators to support increased Mental Health Funding

Petitions on Mental Health Funding

Petitions on Mental Health Funding Move Forward Counseling, LLC supports these petitions to ask Legislators to support increased mental health funding.  Signing is quick and easy,

Mindful Meditation

Mindful meditation can improve both mental and physical health. Mindful meditation is a popular meditation technique that often contains two simple parts:  attention and acceptance.

Healthy Habits for a Happier You

Healthy Habits for a Happier You

Healthy Habits for a Happier You Happiness is often thought of as something that comes to you. Many people sit around waiting for happiness to

10 Ways to Stress Less

10 Ways to Stress Less

Stress refers to your body’s response to a challenge or demand. There are good types of stress and bad. For example, excitement about an upcoming

Tools for Self-Acceptance as an LGBTQ+

Tools for Self-Acceptance as an LGBTQ+

It can be difficult to come to terms with your sexual identity. Especially if you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, or other.

Is Online Therapy Right For Me

Is Online Therapy Right For Me?

Online therapy has taken off the past couple of years, since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. It has created a whole new world of

Why Online Therapy is Beneficial for Moms

Why Online Therapy is Beneficial for Moms

Being a mom comes with its own set of stressors, anxieties, fears, concerns, joys, and challenges. Every mom could benefit by talking out their troubles. Especially

The Healing Benefits of Kindness optimized

The Healing Benefits of Kindness

World Kindness Day is approaching on November 13 and it got me thinking about all the benefits of being kind — not just to the

Are You Sad or Depressed?

Are You Sad or Depressed?

Everyone has off days. Days where it is hard to get out of bed, nothing looks appealing, it is hard to find joy. You just

How Anxiety Isolates Your Teen in PA

How Anxiety Isolates Your Teen in PA

Anxiety can cause your teen to feel a lot of things — excessive worry, agitated, restless, fatigued, unable to concentrate, irritability, unable to sleep, fearful,

6 Signs You May Have an Anxiety Disorder

6 Signs You May Have an Anxiety Disorder

Everyone has experienced anxiety in some way or another in their lifetime. It can show up in a lot of ways—a quick heartbeat, feeling overwhelmed, paralyzed by

Finding Help for the Depressed Mom

Finding Help for the Depressed Mom

You are mom, dishwasher, cook, maid, taxi driver, school teacher, nurse, superhero, and you are struggling. Being a mom is hard enough, add depression to the mix

Tips for the Overwhelmed Mom

Tips for the Overwhelmed Mom

Feel like burying yourself in your bedsheets? Find yourself bursting into tears? Are you exhausted? Irritable? Anxious? Forgetful? If ever there was a time for

How Online Therapy Can Help New Moms

How Online Therapy Can Help New Moms

Becoming a mom is exciting and beautiful but it is also full of changes, stress, and sleepless nights. Add to those stressors the isolation and fear that

How Can Online Therapy Help Anxiety

How Can Online Therapy Help Anxiety?

Feeling anxious occasionally is normal and can actually be beneficial sometimes (like right before you take a test), but chronic feelings of anxiety can severely impact quality

Ending the Social Media Comparison Game

Ending the Social Media Comparison Game

Have you ever felt inadequate, unsuccessful, discouraged, or just plain bad about yourself after getting off social media? Maybe you don’t feel like you are

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