Erika McElroy, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and SonderMind's Manager of Clinical Education. She enjoys dabbling in a variety of hobbies and spending time outdoors.
Learn helpful activities and tools to use in between therapy sessions. Practicing skills you’ve learned in therapy can help you reach your goals.
People who are considering suicide give signs. Learn the warning signs of suicide and what you can do to prevent suicide and save a life.
Dysthmia, also called persistent depressive disorder, is a mild but lasting form of depression. Learn the signs and why treating it is important.
Learn techniques for what you can do in between therapy sessions. Journaling or practicing things you learned in therapy can help your progress.
If you’ve worked with a therapist before, you might be wondering when it’s time to return to therapy. Use these questions when considering returning to therapy.
How do you know it’s time to seek therapy? Learn the signs of when it might be time to seek professional help to get your life back on track.
Awkward situations can happen anytime, even in therapy. Here’s what you can ask and do when things get awkward in therapy.
This guide will provide questions to ask your therapist during therapy, and help you discover other valuable questions that may be important to you.
Being vulnerable and having open communication with your therapist takes courage, and is important in reaching your goals in therapy.
Therapy requires a relationship with the therapist characterized by mutual trust and communication. Like any relationship, disagreements may arise.
Use this guide as a tool for gauging when it might be time to end therapy. These signs can help in the decision on cutting back or ending therapy.
Learn helpful tips, that will help you in coping with change in your therapeutic journey and in everyday life.
Therapy looks different for everyone, and these 3 factors can help you evaluate what your personal timeline for therapy could be.
Learn about mental health disparities in BIPOC and minority communities, why stigma exists, how to overcome feelings that might be related to these challenges.
Addiction is part of a mental health condition that alters a person’s brain and behavior. Here, we’ll dispel five common myths about addiction.
Here are a few ways to see if it's time for you to put a pause on therapy. If you've been in therapy for a while, use these tips to evaluate your progress.
Get tips on how to re-evaluate if you feel you’re experiencing setbacks in therapy. Setbacks are not failures, and can help you move forward.
An honest conversation about mental health can reduce stigma and help children understand what’s going on with them and that you care.
Learn about common myths and misconceptions surrounding mental health. Increasing awareness helps debunk long-held biases.
Learn techniques for mindfulness and staying in tune with your emotions on a consistent basis.
A discharge summary summarizes the whole episode of care in the Golden Thread. Get the discharge summary template and samples here.
Progress notes summarize what occurred in a therapy session, including clinical interventions. Get the progress notes template and samples here.
The treatment plan is the roadmap for care in the Golden Thread of clinical documentation. Get the treatment plan template and samples here.