Erin Wheeler, MA, LCSW, PMH-C

Demystifying Depression in New Dads

While the mental health field has made major gains in recognizing and treating depression experienced by moms in the postpartum period, less attention has been given to fathers who are impacted by depression during this critical period.  The lack of discussion about postnatal depression means that many struggling dads are not always aware that such…

Mindfulness Challenge: Day 5

RADICAL ACCEPTANCE When thinking about a mindfulness exercise to practice today, I suddenly had a chuckle, remembering a time I tried to practice a mindful breathing exercise on the bus and immediately gave up after the driver slammed on the breaks.  “Clearly this isn’t the right time to do mindfulness.  It’s too hard,” I thought…

Calm within the storm: Six mindful practices that can reduce stress during your workday

There is no denying that we are a nation of busy-bodies and workaholics.  As a therapist, I have worked with countless overstressed employees and seen how unchecked work stress can lead to burnout or troubling performance issues.  At its worst, work stress can contribute to the development of physical illness, substance abuse problems, and mental…