Halloween and Mental Health, ABC7

Nicole Siegfried PhD, CEDS, joined abc7 for Mental Health Monday. She spoke on how certain costumes could be triggering and how costumes depicting mental illness (i.e. psych ward patients) adds to the stigma around mental illness. From haunted hause psych […]

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5 Ways Nostalgia Is Good for Your Health (and When It’s Not)

Deanna Woodhouse, LMFT, spoke with Everyday Health on the topic of nostalgia and its influence on mental health. She explains, “nostalgia can be beneficial when dealing with dark times and reminding clients there was once light.” Nostalgia is that feeling […]

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A mom let her 5-year-old get her hair bleached and was criticized online. But experts say following kids’ lead can build trust.

Megan Ledet, LCSW, says allowing your child to experiment with their hair is a great way to build mutual respect and trust in an article with Insider. When a mom posted a TikTok of her 5-year-old daughter getting her hair […]

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Antipsychotic Drugs in Nursing Homes

Stephanie G. Thompson, director of clinical operations for Lightfully Behavioral Health, spoke with US News about antipsychotic drugs used to treat certain mental health disorders. Recent reports suggest these powerful drugs may be overused in treating older adults in nursing […]

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Health Panel Recommends Anxiety Screening for All Adults Under 65

Feeling anxious since the pandemic? Dr. Nicole Siegfried, PhD, CEDS, Chief Clinical Officer of Lightfully Behavioral Health spoke with ABC7 Eyewitness News KABC about symptoms of anxiety and a new study suggesting the benefits of anxiety screenings for adults under […]

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Proven Strategies to Stop Overthinking and Ease Anxiety Now

Jeri Coast, LCSW spoke with the U.S. News and World Report on 13 expert-approved tactics to stop your unproductive thoughts in their tracks. As humans, we’re hardwired to think our way out of problems and away from predators. However, that […]

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Talking to Teens About Dangers of Drugs, KNBC

Megan Ledet, LCSW, Vice President of Adolescent Services at Lightfully Behavioral Health, discusses the dangers of teen substance use, how to talk to your teens about the dangers of experimenting with drugs, and how parents can get help for their […]

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Gym Anxiety Is Real. TikTok’s ‘Shy Girl Workouts’ Can Help.

The fear of being judged when you walk into a gym is real, from worrying about how you look to physical conditions that may impede your workout to your workout form. Many of us experience gym anxiety. You can take […]

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Adolescent Behavioral Services Uses Unique PBT Model

In a recent article, Lightfully Behavioral Health sat down with The Behavioral Health Hour to discuss their unique Process Based Therapy or PBT model and its use in adolescents. Process Based Therapy focuses less on the adolescent as well as […]

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