Should I try Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i)?

Annie Miller TherapyBlog

If you are like many people reading this, you struggle with your sleep. Maybe you have trouble falling asleep, or it might be hard to stay asleep through the night. You are a light sleeper and wake up tired every morning. Or maybe you envy your spouse or friends who are “good sleepers” and make it look easy. You might … Read More

Could sleep be causing your mental health problems?

Annie Miller TherapyBlog

How do you sleep? That is a question I’ve started asking the majority of clients I see in my practice. And the more people I ask, the more I’ve come to realize how much sleep affects our mental health and how common sleep disorders have become. When we don’t sleep well for years, we start to think poor sleep is … Read More

What is EMDR?

Annie Miller TherapyBlog

EMDR uses eye movements, sound or pulses to stimulate both sides of the brain, called bilateral stimulation. Focusing on a disturbing event or traumatic memory, along with the bilateral stimulation can help us to re-process the memory so it doesn’t feel as upsetting. It allows us to see and remember disturbing material in a new and less distressing way. During … Read More

Tips For Battling Teen Anxiety

Annie Miller TherapyBlog

Adolescence can be a difficult time for many and anxious feelings and worries are common. Many teens have busy schedules, packed with extracurricular activities on top of hours of homework, social pressure and family stress. Some teens feel stress much more deeply and become overwhelmed by stressful situations. Even thinking about the pressure can cause great distress. When worries become … Read More