In our continued effort to provide affirming care to Rhode Island, we are pleased to announce the addition of a new colleague, Dr. Diana Greywolf. Diana approaches therapy in a way that is consistent with the philosophy that Wilder Therapy clients have come to expect – whole-person care that honors the diversity of human experience.
Diana is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in trauma, grief, gender identity concerns, sexuality and stress management for adolescents, adults, families, and couples. She has extensive training in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). She is deeply committed to providing trauma-informed care, in addition to working with folks who identify with the LGBTQIA community.
We are honored to welcome Diana to the practice.
**Now accepting new clients to begin work with Diana starting in July. Contact Wilder Therapy to schedule an appointment today.**
Okay, we know it’s cold outside and the snow is piling up. For most of us, weather like this makes us want to hibernate and binge on Netflix (or to “Netflix and chill,” but that’s a different type of post). We aren’t usually thinking about getting our bodies moving this time of year. One of the unfortunate consequences for many of the winter hibernation is low mood and depression. Short days with little sunlight only compound that. One of the ways to combat low mood in the winter is to get up and get moving (not always the easiest when you are depressed). The truth is, taking care of your body is essential to boosting and maintaining mental health. That’s why for the rest of the winter, we will be focusing on the interaction between mental and physical health. Keep posted for information on ways to improve mental health through caring for your physical self.
Wildertherapy.com has been refreshed and updated. Take a look and let us know what you think.
Found out what it would take to psychologically survive. Join us on Twitter Oct. 11 at 9 p.m. for #TheWalkingDead premiere Live Tweet Event at @wildertherapyri.
Trauma…Destiny…We love how their stories begin. Find out why at http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/the-psychology-behind-superhero-origin-stories-4015776/?no-ist
by Dr. Jami Wilder
I love a great story. The more complicated, the better. I love twists and turns of a well written plot that catches me off-guard with an ending that I can’t anticipate. I adore deeply flawed and complex characters that draw from me a complicated swirl of emotion. I am drawn to how much a well written piece of literature, theater, or television reveals about the human experience, even when the piece isn’t necessarily about humans.
Which brings us to the upcoming season premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead. For fans of the show, the Oct. 11 premiere will bring a new installment of life and death peril and dynamic, complicated human interactions that keep us watching season after season. As we at Wilder Therapy were talking over the show (and running through our individual and collective plans for surviving the zombie apocalypse), I was also intrigued at our draw to pop culture phenomenons and what we can learn about ourselves and the rest of humanity.
In case you haven’t guessed by now, we are proud nerds who do spend our free time talking about things like how zombies and psychology intersect, how Orange is the New Black spurred a Ruby Rose craze that led to new conversations about gender expression, and how the incomparable Shonda Rhimes is flipping the script on so many social issues. Our preoccupation with pop culture led to the selection of this month’s Life in Balance focus – Psychology and Pop Culture. All month long, we will be writing and posting about the intersection of the two. Our focus will also spill over onto our Twitter with Live Tweet event during the premiere of The Walking Dead on AMC at 9 p.m. (EST) Sunday, Oct. 11. (Stay tuned for more details on the event). We hope as you begin settling in for the fall and winter that you will join us throughout the month.
Jami Wilder, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in Rhode Island and co-owner of Wilder Therapy and Wellness. She also has a couple of amazing survival plans should the zombies attack.