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Mental Health

Be Well Philly

This New Book by a Local Psychotherapist Wants You to Explore Your Dark Side (For Good!)

In one of her lesser-known (but totally underrated) songs, “Dark Side,” Kelly Clarkson sings about a “place that I know / It’s not pretty there […]

Be Well Philly

10 Ways to Keep From Falling Apart When the World Seems to Be Doing Just That

If we’re being honest, life as of late has felt like a nonstop series of unfortunate events. As if you don’t need reminding, the United […]

Be Well Philly

11 Philly-Area Studios Where You Can Take Meditation Classes

We live in a world and a city where it’s GO, GO, GO, and mental stimulation is constant. From Instagram-induced FOMO to all those dang […]

Be Well Philly

This App Created by a Former CHOP Nurse Lets You Virtually Play With Puppies

Growing up, I never had a dog, despite writing “Golden Retriever Puppy” at the very top of my Christmas list every year. (Thanks, Mom and […]

Be Well Philly

How to Mentally, Emotionally and Financially Survive the Holidays, According to the Pros

Though it may seem like everything is full of cheer this time of year, it’s no secret that stress levels go up during the holiday […]

Be Well Philly

6 Philadelphia Women on How Their Tattoos Help Them Cope with Trauma

People get tattoos for a variety of reasons: to honor a loved one, to represent part of their culture, to express themselves, to commemorate a […]

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These Philly-Area Sports Therapists Are Here to Support Athletes’ Mental Health

For most athletes, being in the spotlight comes with an immense amount of pressure. Whether it’s overcoming an injury, game-day anxieties, or the overwhelming fear […]

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City Life

This West Philly Doctor Says Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Could Change Your Life

Medical marijuana is so 2019. At the just-opened SoundMind Center in West Philadelphia, physician and psychotherapist Hannah McLane is treating patients with ketamine and plans […]

NextHealth PHL

CHOP Has Launched a Grief and Trauma Support Program for Philly Kids

From the pandemic to the gun violence epidemic to systemic racism to the opioid epidemic, life in Philly is rife with traumatic events. And that […]

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Be Well Philly

How Taking Shockingly Cold Showers Helps Steamroll My Anxiety

The other day, I reached into my shower and turned the knob all the way to cold. I inhaled and gingerly stepped into the biting, […]

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Be Well Philly

Real Philly Therapists on the Worst Mental Health Advice and Trends They’ve Seen on TikTok

TikTok, the minute-long video app that pairs sharable background audio with viral dances, comedic skits, cooking and DIY tutorials, real-life scary stories and more, has […]

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This Local Author Thinks Understanding “Physical Intelligence” Can Help You Regulate Your Emotions

Can you remember the euphoria you felt when the Eagles won the Super Bowl, or even when the Phillies won the World Series? Or, conversely, […]

A child participating in virtual school while his father attempts to work from home as well.
Be Well Philly

10 Virtual School Tips from a Philly Parenting Consultant

If you have school-age children in the Philadelphia area during COVID, chances are they are doing virtual school this fall. This presents a host of […]

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Life & Style

Need a Therapist? Try the App Store

Here’s something that’s unexpected: The App Store might hold the key to unlocking your deepest emotional hang-ups. There are dozens of apps catering to your […]

Erica Wilkins
City Life

What Should Being Black in Philly Look Like? It Should Be Empowered and Equipped to Heal

Erica Wilkins of West Philadelphia is a licensed marriage and family therapist and associate professor and program director of the Couple and Family Therapy master’s […]