Confronting Misconceptions and Inequities Please see the following article from the January/February 2021 issue of Psychotherapy Networker. Click for Article Excerpt – During a session back in 2016, Trevor, a student at the high school where I worked, quietly told me he felt suicidal. Assuming that he simply wished to escape painful feelings, I validated…

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Michael Ash & Associates are pleased to provide this resource to Addiction Rehab Treatment, which is actively working to raise awareness on stimulants and the long-term risks. Some stimulants are used to treat ADHD, such as Ritalin, Adderall, and Concerta. Although stimulants provide beneficial short-term effects, long-term abuse often has severe consequences such as cardiovascular…

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American Psychological Association sounds alarm about potential long-term impacts for Gen Z; offers ways people can better cope during uncertainty. There is no question: The COVID-19 pandemic has had a substantial impact on the lives of all Americans, and it will continue to do so. It has disrupted work, education, health care, the economy and…

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The Recovery Village

Michael Ash and Associates is pleased to share this educational information and links courtesy of The Recovery Village. Current events have disrupted our communities in unprecedented ways, leading to loss of jobs, long periods of social isolation to interrupted or deferred school, travel, and schedules. Many people have been facing increased stress and uncertainty. With…

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Michael Ash and Associates are proud to participate in National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in July.  Please find helpful resources below to assist with the educational process. From the Office of Minority Health – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services During National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in July, the HHS Office of…

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Every year, 2M U.S. adults are estimated to meet the criteria for disordered gambling, while another 4-6M individuals are problem gamblers at risk for serious addiction consequences. May is Mental Health Month. What does that have to do with problem gambling? A lot. Many individuals who are struggling with problems due to gambling are also…

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Michael Ash, LCSW & Associates are proud to support the 71st Mental Health Month! Launched in 1949 by Mental Health America (MHA), May is Mental Health Month is the most highly recognized mental health awareness event in the nation. Each year, tens of thousands of organizations choose to use the official May is Mental Health Month materials. They…

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To accommodate the current conditions related to the Corona Virus, psychotherapy sessions are being conducted via the HIPPA compliant platform doxy.me as well as phone, FaceTime, Skype or Zoom. Michael Ash & Associates are dedicated to providing mental health services for current and new clients at all times. Please click on this link to enter the portal…

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“African Americans share the same mental health issues as the rest of the population, with arguably even greater stressors due to racism, prejudice, and economic disparities. Meanwhile, many wonder why African Americans shy away from psychotherapy as a potential solution to challenges such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, marriage problems, and parenting issues.” Click the Psychology Today article below for more…. If you or a loved…

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