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Being human first will help close racial division.

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I know there is lot of uncertainty in this environment and everyone has the right to express themselves. I just wanted to tell you that race equality is progressing from my view. I see a lot more intercultural connection., conversational meetings, as well as casual meetings.  I believe minorities do feel that their voice is getting heard and the majority do feel that they must stop and show their humanity to …

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Why Work-Life Balance is Important….

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By Alkesh Patel LPC, CSAC, CEO  Studies have shown that employees who have a positive work-life balance do a better job at work, so promoting this balance is beneficial to individuals and the company. With so many of us torn between juggling heavy workloads, managing relationships and family responsibilities, and squeezing in outside interests, it’s no surprise that more than one in four Americans describe themselves as “super …

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Emotional Intelligence

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By Alkesh Patel LPC, CSAC, CEO Emotions are responsible for our best and worst moments. They are a part of what makes us human beings. Giving us a sense of direction and helping us to take action where necessary. However, sometimes feelings can dominate our minds and push our logical thinking to the back. These states of irrationality often lead …

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How to look after your mental health while working from home

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As we are practicing social distancing measures, what can we do to look after our own mental health?  We don’t know how long this will last. This is unlike anything most of us have experienced before, and it can feel strange, confusing and overwhelming. A lot of us will be working from home which prevents us from having our usual …

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Coronavirus and Anxiety

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We know that the current state of the world can worsen underlying anxieties that many of us have. This may be particularly difficult for people who already have health anxiety and/or have other conditions. Disruptions to our routine, large or small, can also be hard to manage at a time when we are feeling vulnerable.  Life is always uncertain, and …

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Tips on How to Cope

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The outbreak of COVID-19 may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. Healthy Ways to Cope What are some healthy ways to cope with a crisis and get through to the …

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St Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt

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Last Monday the Virginia Beach office did a training and then a fun team building event. This is about how we create the conditions in which employees offer more of their capability and potential. Team building activities work to improve projects that involve teamwork because it helps the teams understand each other better. After completing team building activities together, employees …

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Social Work Month 2020

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Happy Social Work month to our local and private agency partners! Thank you for investing in children and our communities! Social Work Month in March is a time to celebrate the great profession of social work. We truly appreciate the great partnerships we have with Social Workers. The theme has various meanings. As we enter a new decade it is …

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Therapeutics Alliance’s Founder

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Alkesh Patel is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Therapeutics Alliance LLC. He leads a our agency whose primary purpose is to counsel children and teens that may be at risk for out-of-home placement. After spending over a decade working at a community level with under-served and underprivileged adults, youths and families, Alkesh knows what truly drives change. His desire …