Integrative Center for Wellness • Dr. Samoon Ahmad

What Is Art Therapy?

by Samoon Ahmad • April 16, 2024

As seen on Psychology Today. Art therapy is defined by the American Art Therapy Association as utilizing “active art-making, the creative process, and applied psychological theory—within a psychotherapeutic relationship—to enrich the lives of individuals, families, and communities.” Often practiced in tandem with psychotherapy, art therapy is non-pharmacological and can be used as a medical intervention […]

Social Media and Resiliency

by Samoon Ahmad • March 20, 2024

As seen on Psychology Today. Within psychiatry, resiliency is oftentimes framed as an ability to go through a traumatic experience without developing a trauma- or stressor-related disorder, the most well-known of which is posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It turns out, most people are resilient in this regard. Within the United States, an estimated 82.7 percent […]

Is Ketamine Safe?

by Samoon Ahmad • March 20, 2024

As see on Psychology Today. There are millions of Americans living with major depressive disorder. Unfortunately, many struggle with suicidal thoughts, over 1 million attempted suicide last year, and approximately 50,000 individuals took their own lives in 2023. While alternative treatments abound, one of the most promising is ketamine. However, following the death of Matthew […]