From the Green Velvet Couch: Navigating a Crisis

The Emerald Blog From the Green Velvet Couch: Navigating a Crisis By: Shelly Baer, LCSW A global crisis like the current COVID 19 can create and trigger fear anxiety like no other event. It’s helpful to remember that healthy people continue to use the same ways to...

Transformation Series: From the Green Velvet Couch

Transformation Series: From the Green Velvet Couch By Shelly Baer, LCSW, SAP This is the first of a three part series on how becoming healthier and making subtle changes can actually transform us into the person we have always dreamed of being. As a licensed...

Grief

  We run from grief because loss scares us, yet our hearts reach toward grief because the broken parts want to mend. – Brene Brown Healing requires us to live courageously and allow ourselves to fully experience the feelings of loss and grief. – Brene...

Suicide Prevention

  What to do if you are a parent/friend/third party of someone who is talking about suicide: So far in this series, we have discussed the risk factors and warning signs of someone who isthinking about suicide. What if someone you love starts talking to you about their...

Gratitude

  Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. It doesn’t seem to be too over-commercialized yet and is usually a day of family and friends and food. Behind the holiday, going back toit’s official proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, is gratitude....