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Why did I start MellaHealth?

Welcome to MellaHealth! I had the idea to start MellaHealth in the fall of 2020 when we were in the throes of the pandemic. As a cognitive behavioral psychologist with a local Hartford-based practice, I received numerous calls from people reaching...

What is EMDR and how can it help me?

During my time as the director of a trauma treatment program, I was constantly seeking the most beneficial trauma informed clinical intervention for my team of providers. I quickly stumbled upon EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing...

Reintegration

The pandemic has caused some unique challenges to our connection to the outside world. Who would have thought that our homes would become not just the place we sleep and have family time but our places of work (via zoom), of socializing with...

OCD in the Age of Hand Sanitizer

I work with many individuals over the years who have OCD, obsessive compulsive disorder. Many of them struggle with ‘contamination OCD’, a fear of contracting an illness or spreading germs which leads to compulsive behavior like handwashing and...