Theraspace

Welcome to Theraspace! A blog run by Samantha Wall, a LCSW (licensed clinical social worker) who provides individual therapy for children and adults with a focus on PTSD, anxiety and depression. Every two weeks Samantha will supply new mental health information and and answer any questions you may have. Want Samantha to cover a topic? Email us at [email protected]

Mental Health Check-Ins

Written by Samantha Wall, LCSW Edited by Joe DeNoon Photo Credit: https://www.lifewire.com/balance-design-principle-3470048   To begin, here is a quick, but insightful video I found that introduces the topic of mental health check-ins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHZTjd3gMpg  Our mental health is such an important factor of our daily lives. If we are struggling mentally, usually many other aspects of … Continue reading “Mental Health Check-Ins”

Gratitude: Why It’s Hard and Why It’s Helpful

Written by Samantha Wall, LCSW photo credit: https://leadchangegroup.com/daily-gratitude/   What does it really mean to use gratitude? Gratitude is “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness” (Oxford English Dictionary). There has been a ton of research done about gratitude and how it is beneficial for your mental health. … Continue reading “Gratitude: Why It’s Hard and Why It’s Helpful”

Vicarious Trauma

Written by Samantha Wall, LCSW Vicarious Trauma: What is it? How can we combat vicarious trauma in nursing?  Vicarious Trauma is a big phrase that has a lot of implications. First, I want to talk about what vicarious trauma is not. Vicarious trauma is not the same as burnout. Burnout typically builds over time and … Continue reading “Vicarious Trauma”

Mental Health Days

Written by Samantha Wall, LCSW You may have heard the term before, but what exactly are mental health days? Mental health days are: “a day that an employee takes off from work in order to relieve stress or renew vitality”. (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mental%20health%20day) Importantly, you do not need to have a diagnosed mental health condition to take … Continue reading “Mental Health Days”