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  • Why Mental Health Really Matters

    How are you doing today, mentally?

    Odds are, you might be experiencing a range of emotions – some great, some maybe not so much.

    And that’s because “mental health” isn’t a default setting or a one-size-fits-all concept. Nor is it something we should be aware of if only we’re experiencing issues and need to reach out for help.

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and at My Therapy ConnectionTM, we understand just how important it is to regularly check in – on ourselves, and on those we love and care for.

    Inner Freedom, Easier Growth, Less Suffering

    Have you noticed how easily we tend to fall into patterns in our everyday lives?

    Humans are creatures of habit, and we’d often rather continue to live with mild mental discomfort or even pain than consider the uncertainty of change – even positive change! This is called behavioral inertia, and it simply means that we’re wired to cling to things that become familiar and feel safe.

    Now, that’s a good survival tactic, but it also means that we can get stuck in patterns (or lives) where we feel increasingly discontented or even miserable. The good news? You can change that – and we all should.

    At My Therapy ConnectionTM, we can help you in two very important ways:

    • To identify exactly what the root issues are that may be causing you unhappiness, and
    • To match you with one of our therapists who specializes in the mode of therapy that will best serve your needs and produce the best results.

    Robust mental health is like good physical health: one or two small changes and some expert guidance can lead to amazing improvements!

    Your Right to Great Mental Health

    Living with a sense of greater inner freedom and genuine happiness shouldn’t be some kind of lofty goal..

    For many, discovering that deeper happiness – that joy – can sometimes feel difficult. It may be unfamiliar territory. You may need a little help, or some guidance to find that joy. And that’s where skilled therapy and coaching can make a huge difference. It’s no coincidence that our resident Certified Transformation and Success Coach, Michelle Simkiss Dunk, describes herself as a joy seeker!

    You deserve to live a life filled with inner peace, joy, and fulfillment. Our approach to mental health is holistic, addressing not only the symptoms but also the underlying causes of your struggles. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship issues, our team of compassionate therapists is here to support you with evidence-based techniques and personalized treatment plans.

    Rate Yourself

    Take a moment to reflect.

    How are you really doing today? Mental health isn’t always easy to gauge, but it’s crucial to check in with yourself regularly. Consider your emotional state, habitual stress levels, overall well-being. Are you feeling agitated, anxious, or disconnected? Or are you experiencing greater moments of joy, contentment, and fulfillment? Your answers can provide valuable insights into your current mental health status.

    And if you’re feeling overwhelmed, or need to talk, simply reach out and contact us. Remember, we offer a free, no-obligation introductory call, where you can ask questions, discover the benefits of professional therapy, and connect with a therapist who is dedicated to helping you in the very best ways possible.

    Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

    It’s important to recognize that mental health isn’t confined to the realm of the mind, either – it profoundly impacts your physical health as well. The mind-body connection is a powerful force, and disruptions in mental well-being can manifest as physical symptoms like headaches, digestive issues, or chronic pain.

    Here’s an astonishing fact: if you’re unhappy in your relationship, you’re 15% more likely to be susceptible to disease! By prioritizing your mental health, you’re not only nurturing your mind, but also better safeguarding your body’s vitality and boosting your immune system.

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    We’re Growing!

    New Practice Now Open

    We’re delighted to announce that our new practice in Vineland is open! You’ll find us at 1105 East Chestnut Ave, Vineland, NJ – simply give us a call to schedule an appointment.

    A Warm Welcome

    We also welcome two new skilled therapists to our group!

    Vanessa Tortoreto, LCSW, Clinical Supervisor
    Vanessa comes to us with more than a decade of experience and expertise working in government, agency, and private practice settings. Skilled and certified in a truly comprehensive range of therapy modalities, Vanessa specializes in trauma counseling, anxiety issues, depression, women’s issues, conflict resolution, and couples’ therapy.

    Shannon Gallina, LSW
    Shannon is a Licensed Social Worker in New Jersey with a passion for assisting those affected by loss, grief, trauma, and PTSD. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and the Gottman Method for Couples, Shannon offers insightful and empathetic therapy which includes areas like anger management and relationship difficulties.

    Here’s to Your Mental Health!

    In a society that often stigmatizes mental health struggles, seeking support can feel daunting. But it’s essential to remember that reaching out for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. By seeking therapy, you’re taking proactive steps towards reclaiming control over your mental well-being and living a more fulfilling life. At, My Therapy ConnectionTM, we’re committed to fostering a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences without fear of stigma or shame.

    Happy Mental Health Awareness Month!