Discussing politics at the Thanksgiving Day dinner table can create tension and even rifts in family dynamics, but there are healthy ways to have these discussions; ways that can help ensure relationships aren’t severed and long-standing family traditions aren’t ruined. Maison Vie counselor and therapist Susan Harrington shares her professional opinion with Woman’s Day on how best to handle the potentially volatile situation.
Some people don’t like asking for help or aren’t used to doing so, especially those who commit their lives to help others. It’s hard for healthcare workers to think about themselves in times like this, but self-care is absolutely vital — you can’t take care of others if you don’t care of yourself. Counselor and therapist Susan Harrington talks with Jeff Crouere of WGSO 990AM about how Maison Vie’s free counseling sessions are specifically designed to help healthcare workers and their families find paths to living happy, healthy lives.
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed tremendous psychological distress on healthcare workers who are exposed to high-demand settings for long hours, living in constant fear of disease exposure while separated from family, and facing social stigmatization while battling the virus on the front lines. Maison Vie New Orleans Therapy and Counseling is offering free 90-minute sessions to healthcare workers and their families in the local area who may have experienced difficulties or disconnection during the COVID-19 pandemic.
When you’re going through a tough time it’s normal to feel down for a while, emotions like sadness and grief help make us human. But if you’re feeling sad or miserable most of the time over a long period of time, you might have depression. With October being Depression Awareness Month, counselor and therapist Susan Harrington, founder of Maison Vie New Orleans, discusses what you need to know about one of the most common conditions in the world.
Fear of the unknown can cause significant anxiety for many people. This can create or exacerbate mental health issues, leading individuals to fear what they do not have answers to. Counselor and therapist Susan Harrington, founder of Maison Vie New Orleans, discusses how you can deal with the mental strain of a pandemic and other stressful situations where you are unsure of how things will turn out.
Anniversaries such as the day Hurricane Katrina hit can cause some people to re-live feelings of trauma and depression, especially when magnified by other events such as the COVID-19 pandemic, new hurricanes forming, and other stress-inducers. Counselor and therapist Susan Harrington of Maison Vie New Orleans discusses how you can deal with the trauma and grief associated with the “anniversary effect.”
Modern society seems to have lost the ability to have conversations without resorting to ugliness. What can you do? Counselor and therapist Susan Harrington of Maison Vie New Orleans discusses ways you can respectfully confront someone in your life who chooses to break COVID rules.
Statistically, Generation Z is more likely to be on social media than not, and studies have revealed there is a link between social media and poor mental and emotional health. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Susan Harrington of Maison Vie New Orleans shares what you need to know to help keep your family happy and healthy.
“I grew up at a time when unlocked car doors and homes were commonplace. Neighbors trusted one another and we did not need the phrase “it takes a neighborhood to raise a child” because we knew our neighbors cared about one another and were watching out for each other. I believe that by bringing the basic act of care and consideration for ourselves and for others back into our lives each person can make our world a safe, trusting, and nurturing place for the next generations. We are living in such a complicated and challenging time.”
Maison Vie New Orleans Therapy and Counseling founder and therapist Susan Harrington shares advice on how parents can help their graduating seniors deal with the emotional challenges brought on by a difficult, unusual finish to their academic career.
Maison Vie New Orleans Therapy and Counseling founder and therapist Susan Harrington discusses how couples have reacted to the stress of Coronavirus and ways you can begin strengthening your relationship in difficult times. Interested in learning how to strengthen your relationship? Join Maison Vie for 5 online couples group sessions that will help you master ways to effectively express needs, resolve concerns, and grow closer as a family. The last day to register is June 1st. Click ► HERE ◄ for more info.
Maison Vie New Orleans Therapy and Counseling founder and therapist Susan Harrington discusses how couples can stay together during the challenging coronavirus quarantine and beyond. Interested in learning more to strengthen your relationship? Join us for couples group sessions that will help you master ways to effectively express needs, resolve concerns, and grow closer as a family.
Divorce rates started rising in China as couples emerged from quarantine. This leaves some people in the U.S. worried about what that could mean for their own marriages. Maison Vie’s founder and therapist Susan Harrington discusses how the virus quarantine is affecting marriages and families and what to do about it.
In this interview for Fox 8 WVUE-TV, marriage and family therapist of Maison Vie New Orleans Therapy and Counseling, Susan Harrington, discusses adding something positive to your life during Lent, alongside making a sacrifice, can provide a major boost to your mental health.
In this interview for WWL-TV’s Great Day Louisiana, marriage and family therapist of Maison Vie New Orleans Therapy and Counseling, Susan Harrington, discusses how to improve family mental fitness in 2020 through their new Family Exchange program.
While each family handles discipline differently, one mom on Reddit shared her family’s particularly unique approach: Her kids have the power to put their parents in timeout. Here’s what experts, including Maison Vie New Orleans’ own Susan Harrington, think about this unique time-out approach.
Marriage and Family Therapist Susan Harrington of Maison Vie New Orleans is helping to understand the importance of World Mental Health Day and how you can help someone with a mental illness.
Amid a citywide landscape cluttered with self-serving signs and messages, one local business is providing love to locals with no strings attached. Maison Vie New Orleans Therapy and Counseling is running a month-long initiative that coincides with World Mental Health Day on Thursday, Oct. 10, as part of its mission to support people and families with health and happiness.
Whether you’ve been with your partner for a few weeks or for almost a year, you probably spend a lot of your free time together. It can sometimes be hard to tell if, early on, you’re in a codependent relationship or if you’re just really close. While the difference might feel hard to grasp, a few key signs can let you know if the dynamics are healthy or not, according to experts like Maison Vie’s Susan Harrington.
Family relationships can be tricky, and chances are, yours comes with its own unique sets of challenges. But things can get exceptionally complicated once your ex’s significant other gets involved. Maison Vie’s Susan Harrington and other experts explain how moms can navigate these sometimes treacherous relationships.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Susan Harrington of Maison Vie New Orleans talks with WVUE-TV Fox 8 about how families have the opportunity on Saturday, July 27th to learn how to eat healthy while stretching their dollar at Discovery Day 2019, a free community event at the Algiers Regional Library where attendees will gain money skills to maximize a family’s budget for health and wellness.
One of the biggest challenges faced by families is creating and maintaining a financial budget. When discussing money, conversations between parents and their kids can lead to misunderstandings and cause feelings of resentment. But having a little more knowledge on the subject can help.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Susan Harrington of Maison Vie New Orleans talks with WWL-TV about how she is helping give the entire family an opportunity to learn about how to eat healthy while stretching their dollar at Discovery Day 2019, a free community event at the Algiers Regional Library on Saturday, July 27th, that will teach money skills to maximize a family’s budget for health and wellness.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Susan Harrington of Maison Vie New Orleans is interviewed on Sunday Journal with Hal Clark WYLD 98.5 FM about Discovery Day 2019, a free community event at the Algiers Regional Library on Saturday, July 27th, that will teach money skills to maximize a family’s budget for health and wellness.
Looking to stretch your family’s money while still eating healthy? Local mental health services provider Maison Vie is hosting a free community on July 27th that aims to help.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Susan Harrington of Maison Vie New Orleans shares insight as to why LGBTQ+ couples often double propose and why double proposals can be emotionally significant and fulfilling.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Susan Harrington of Maison Vie New Orleans shares tips on how to cope with difficult situations.
Licensed Therapist Susan Harrington has some very helpful tips that can help you get over the “Worst day of the year.”
Maison Vie is encouraging open communication this year and plans to change the “worst day of the year” into a positive experience with some local flare for good measure.
The wintertime lull is here, according to mental health professionals warning about the so-called “Worst Day of the Year” on Jan. 21.