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WP will be hosting a new group starting next month. "Emotional & Psychological Abuse" support group will begin on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 7pm at the Wilmington location and will run for 6 weeks. Please call 978-658-9889 for more information, and ask for Joanne in intake.

 
 
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 WP presents a new & ongoing group for mothers who have lost a child to suicide. The group meets Sundays at 4pm at the Topsfield location. Please call 978-826-3527 with any questions and to be screened for this group.

 
 
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Hello, and thanks for visiting. I hope that your holidays were lovely & meaningful, joyous & peaceful. While that is generally our wish for others, it is sometimes difficult to achieve that for ourselves, especially if our families of origin contain psychopathology. Even if we manage to maintain distance during the year, it may be hard to back out of family gatherings around the holidays, and these gatherings may serve to place us (un)securely back in the realm of a family that makes us feel unsafe, uncertain, fearful & regressed. If that is the case for you, this would be a good time to re-engage with therapy to put these feelings into perspective and regain a sense of wholeness & well-being. May you have a safe & wonderful New Year. (WP provides individual and group therapy for women & couples in Topsfield, MA and surrounding areas--Danvers, Beverly, Peabody, Middleton, Newbury, Newburyport).

 
 
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I hope that you are having a lovely fall and that you will enjoy a fun, safe Halloween. Another group will be forming soon for women in Topsfield, MA struggling with social anxiety. Please call Karyn at 978 826 3527 for more information or for a phone intake, as well as to inquire about other groups and individual services.

 
 
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New therapy groups will be forming soon in Topsfield, MA for women seeking small-group counseling. One of these will include a group for mothers grieving the loss of a child. Group will meet once weekly in the evening. If interested, please call for an intake: 978 826 3527. Please visit the blog again soon for information about other upcoming groups, as well as this website for more information about Women's Psychological.

 
 
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Seasonal Affective Disorder--increasingly known as SAD, appropriately--is a mood disorder that affects sufferers seasonally. Symptoms generally begin in the fall and ease in the spring. More information can be found here:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/seasonal-affective-disorder/basics/definition/con-20021047

If you think that you or a loved one may suffer from SAD, please do seek out counseling/therapy. Talk therapy with a counselor that you trust will usually help mood symptoms of depression and also of anxiety to lessen. You may also find that moderate physical activity, even walking, will help symptoms to improve.

 
 
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Welcome to the brand new blog for the WP site. In this space I will include information for upcoming & ongoing groups, diagnoses, seasonal information, conferences I am attending, and more.

As an overview, Women's Psychological (WP) is a psychotherapy practice for women--and others--who are survivors of trauma and stress, as well as those struggling with parental psychopathology, mood & anxiety spectrum disorders, recovery from alcohol, as well as other life events and stressors. My office is located in Topsfield, MA (nearby to Beverly, Peabody, Danvers, Middleton, Newbury, Newburyport).