Parents Hitting A Wall During The Pandemic Is Totally Normal

Brook McKenzie, Director of Clinical Outreach at New Method Wellness Center tells Romper. “Fear of the unknown, concerns about our personal, financial, and familial responsibilities, each of these factors, endured over a prolonged period of time tend to magnify negative feelings”

How Parents Can Keep Their Relationship Healthy in the Age of COVID-19

DeAnna Crosby, AMFT, an associate marriage and family therapist and clinical director at New Method Wellness, explains how quarantine has affected relationships by making them dig deeper into the reasons they came together initially and couples are having to slow down and be more focused on their relationship.

How To Beat Procrastination, While WFH, From 10 Experts

DeAnna Crosby, family therapist and clinical director at New Method Wellness, explains how practicing mindfulness enables us to become grounded in the moment, gain awareness of our surroundings, and get in touch with our senses.

How to get the most out of long-term virtual therapy when you’re living and working from home

Linda Snell, a therapist at New Method Wellness, told Insider that if you’re staying with your family or live with roommates, finding a quiet space is an essential part of productive virtual therapy.

How to get the most out of long-term virtual therapy when you’re living and working from home

Linda Snell, a therapist at New Method Wellness, told Insider that if you’re staying with your family or live with roommates or a partner, finding a quiet space where you can be alone is an essential part of productive virtual therapy

How to get the most out of long-term virtual therapy when you’re living and working from home

Linda Snell, a therapist at New Method Wellness, told Insider that if you’re staying with your family or live with roommates or a partner, finding a quiet space where you can be alone is an essential part of productive virtual therapy

What to Do if Only One Parent Wants More Kids

DeAnna J. Crosby, M.A., clinical director and licensed marriage and family therapist at New Method Wellness in San Juan Capistrano, California, gives advice to readers on how important a safe space is when starting a difficult conversation about having children.

As the Economy Freefalls and Mental Health Spirals, Both Rehabs and Addicts Try to Hold On

Brook McKenzie, clinical outreach director of New Method Wellness, explains how COVID-19 is forcing many small businesses to permanently close, and the closing of rehab centers in rural areas may be life-threatening.

Kids Afraid Of Face Masks Just Need Some Extra Reassurance, Experts Say

Deanna Crosby, a family therapist and clinical director at New Method Wellness, tells Romper that when it comes to helping kids overcome fears, “It is important to be aligned with their developmental stage.”

Children Regressing During Quarantine Is An Expected Reaction, Experts Say

Linda Snell, a therapist at New Method Wellness explains to Romper how children usually manifest regressive behavior to communicate their distress.

How to Take Care of Your Mental Health During the Pandemic

DeAnna Jordan Crosby, clinical director of New Method Wellness, explains how setting small goals for the day will help your mental health during this pandemic.

6 Meditation Apps to Help You Recenter and De-Stress

Desiree Lee, a certified yoga instructor at New Method Wellness, explains how the app, Ten Percent Happier, incorporates motivational mantras and promotes positive self-talk as a means to establish healthy patterns around mindfulness meditations.

How to Convince Your Loved Ones to Stay at Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Jason Woodrum, ACSW, therapist at New Method Wellness, explains how taking one day at a time can be the most beneficial way to commit to the shelter-in-place guidelines.

9 Essential Items to Get Your Family Through Quarantine

DeAnna Jordan Crosby, clinical director of New Method Wellness, explains how exercise — getting your heart rate up and breaking a sweat — is important for families under stay-at-home orders.

New Method Wellness featured on Dr. Phil (March 2020)

New Method Wellness was invited on the Dr. Phil show to help a woman who is suffering from alcohol addiction. Featuring DeAnna Crosby and Brook McKenzie

New Method Wellness featured on Dr. Phil (Feb. 2020)

New Method Wellness was invited on the Dr. Phil show to help Ryan, a man who is suffering from anger and addiction. Featuring DeAnna Crosby and Brook McKenzie

New Method Wellness featured on Dr. Phil (Nov. 2019)

New Method Wellness was invited on the Dr. Phil show to offer help to a woman struggling with alcohol use due to family issues. Featuring DeAnna Crosby and Brook McKenzie

New Method Wellness featured on Dr. Phil (Oct. 2019)

New Method Wellness appears on Dr. Phil episode to help a couple struggling with alcoholism and abuse. New Method Wellness offers professional advice to the guest and an invitation to seek treatment at their facility.

New Method Wellness featured on Dr. Phil (Oct. 2018)

New Method Wellness appears on Dr. Phil episode to help guests who are struggling with substance abuse. New Method Wellness offers professional advice to the guest and an invitation to seek treatment at their facility.

New Method Wellness featured on Dr. Phil (Mar. 2018)

New Method Wellness appears on Dr. Phil episode to help guests who are struggling with substance abuse. New Method Wellness offers professional advice to the guest and an invitation to seek treatment at their facility.

New Method Wellness featured on Dr. Phil (Dec. 2017)

New Method Wellness appears on Dr. Phil episode to help guests who are struggling with substance abuse. New Method Wellness offers professional advice to the guest and an invitation to seek treatment at their facility.

New Method Wellness featured on Dr. Phil (Nov. 2017)

New Method Wellness appears on Dr. Phil episode to help guests who are struggling with substance abuse. New Method Wellness offers professional advice to the guest and an invitation to seek treatment at their facility.

New Method Wellness featured on Dr. Phil (May 2017)

New Method Wellness appears on Dr. Phil episode to help guests who are struggling with substance abuse. New Method Wellness offers professional advice to the guest and an invitation to seek treatment at their facility.

New Method Wellness featured on Dr. Phil (Dec. 2016)

New Method Wellness appears on Dr. Phil episode to help guests who are struggling with substance abuse. New Method Wellness offers professional advice to the guest and an invitation to seek treatment at their facility.

New Method Wellness featured on Dr. Phil (Sept. 2016)

New Method Wellness appears on Dr. Phil episode to help guests who are struggling with substance abuse. New Method Wellness offers professional advice to the guest and an invitation to seek treatment at their facility.

7 Tips for Coping With Coronavirus Anxiety

Keep in mind that the coronavirus pandemic is a crisis, but it doesn’t mean you’re doomed, says Linda Snell, a licensed clinical social worker and a therapist.

Breaking the Family Cycle of Addiction

FAILURE TO ADDRESS THE family context of substance use disorders within addiction treatment is like trying to scratch the surface of a problem without examining the roots that lead to it. Sure, there’s peer pressure for kids who are in school or life.

How to Tell if It’s Burnout or the Common Cold

WHILE EVERYONE ELSE IS participating in fun activities, you’re in bed with the sniffles. After a sleep-deprived night due to incessant coughing, you drag yourself out of bed trying to focus on all the things you have to do. Work is piling up, but your…

How to Calm Your Anxiety With Meditation

WHEN IT SEEMS LIKE YOUR world is caving in, it’s extremely difficult not to let your mind wander into dark places. It seems like one dark thought leads to another even darker and more hopeless thought, and eventually, you find yourself drowning in a…

Is it Sacrifice or Co-Dependency? Knowing the Difference

RELATIONSHIPS AREN’T easy. They take sacrifice, and each party needs to know how to make compromises for the other person as a demonstration of his or her commitment. Things don’t always go your way, and there should be an equal give-and-take that…

Tornado Watch: Bipolar Disorder and Alcoholism

FOR THOSE LIVING WITH bipolar disorder, this mood disorder is best described as a tornado violently ripping through your life with unpredictable episodes of mania and depression. Also known as manic depression, BD is characterized by emotional transitions…

Making Successful Amends After Addiction: Keys to Repairing Relationships

When bridges get broken, the damage is hard to repair. Dealing with a loved one’s addiction and watching them destroy their own lives with chemical dependency is extremely traumatic, as you can personally attest if you’ve experienced this in your own life.

The Link Between Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence

NO ONE IS 100 PERCENT exempt from the consequences of alcohol and drug abuse – not even celebrities like American actress and model Teri Copley, who sought intervention from Dr. Phil on behalf of her daughter, Ashley. In an episode on the show, viewers get…

Why Self-help Doesn’t Work For Addiction Treatment

If self-help books work for relationships, finances, career prospects and the power of attraction, why can’t self-help replace addiction treatment? DeAnna Jordan, New Method Wellness clinical director shares why addiction treatment is best left to treatment centers.

When to Stage an Intervention

Your loved one is suffering from addiction or alcoholism, and he or she seems to have hit the point of unmanageability. Or maybe your loved one is silently suffering, but you notice a distinct change in behavior and it breaks your heart to know that your child…

How to Choose Friends in Sobriety

Isolation is an underlying theme in addiction cases. The prolonged isolation that occurs in addiction poses a unique question to the newly sober addict: DeAnna Jordan, New Method Wellness clinical director explores how to choose friends in sobriety.

Am I Just Sad – or Actually Depressed?

U.S. News explores questions you’ve secretly asked yourself about what’s normal – and what’s disordered. New Method Wellness clinical director, DeAnna Jordan sheds light on the question “Am I just a party animal – or an addict?

Is My Child Addicted to Marijuana?

Alcohol and marijuana addictions are difficult to identify. Alcohol is legal in all 50 states, with the legal drinking age set to 21 years old. Marijuana has become an increasingly acceptable drug; recreational use is legal in four states, and medical marijuana cards…

How to Have Compassion for an Addict

In the addiction field, we refer to substance abuse as a “family disease.” While there may be only one addict in the family, the disease has a trickle-down effect, impacting not only the addict’s life but also the lives of his or her family, friends and loved ones.

How Many Drinks a Week Makes Me an Alcoholic?

The lines between social drinking, alcohol abuse and alcoholism are extremely thin. Crossing them warrants no special “aha” moment; generally, the drinker doesn’t consciously digest that alcohol has become a problem until he or she is a few miles past the last line.

The Best Thing Helping Professionals Can Do for Their Careers

You can’t expect to care for others if you don’t care for yourself. As caregivers and clinicians, we must make an effort to keep our mind, body and spirit in check with self-care. DeAnna Jordan, New Method Wellness clinical director, outlines three actionable steps…

How to Find Your Identity Through Addiction Treatment

The key question substance abuse counselors aim to address in addiction recovery is, “Who are you without drugs and alcohol?” Though this question seems overwhelming and terrifying, with the help of a seasoned therapist, a positive sober community…

Why Conquering One Addiction Often Leads to Suffering From Another

Theres is a period of sobriety that addiction specialists like to call “whack-a-mole” recovery. Just when you think you can breathe a sigh of relief, you start to notice a variety of painful behaviors that seem to have no correlation with substance abuse…

Why Desperation Can Be a Gift for People Recovering From Addictions

DeAnna Jordan, New Method Wellness clinical director, shares her thoughts on the gift of depression. Rarely do we see the words “gift” and “desperation” in the same sentence. Desperation has a negative connotation – and rightly so; the term describes feelings…

How to Deal With the Anxiety Caused by Coronavirus Pandemic Deniers

Linda Snell, a therapist at New Method Wellness explains, how the Coronavirus can also cause a fight-or-flight anxiety response in those who are following all the public health guidelines because it prompts a person to question their own judgment.

Your Comprehensive Guide to Kids and Anxiety

Linda Snell explains how anxiety can cause a marked interference in one’s life affecting the adult’s work performance and the child’s school performance, disrupts both the adult and child’s relationships.

How to Ease Your Child’s Fears About Coronavirus

According to Linda Snell validation is crucial to calming a child’s anxiety. When we don’t acknowledge their fears, it creates a sense of avoidance, and that increases negative emotions.

When to seek help for Seasonal Affective Disorder

DeAnna Jordan Crosby, clinical director of New Method Wellness, explains how the symptoms for SAD can be disguised as typical tropes of winter, but they can become extremely serious.

How to Teach Older Children to be Role Models

Linda Snell, LCSW and MFP at New Method Wellness, shares why it is important for parents to serve as this positive role model for their children.

The 50 Easiest Ways to Beat Stress in 2020

KC Gooding, the director of business development at New Method Wellness explains how “People watching” can be very eye-opening. When you see the problems others are dealing with, it can sometimes make yours seem very small.

25 Ways You’re Damaging Your Health and Don’t Even Know It

When people think about their “health,” many simply focus on the physical aspects of it. However, Deanna Crosby, Psy D, is the Clinical Director at New Method Wellness, points out that mental, emotional, and spiritual health is just as important.

Tips for Making It Through Dry January

Deanna Crosby, clinical director at New Method Wellness, explains how alcohol, like any drug, causes a release of dopamine, which gives us that blissed-out feeling.

New Method Wellness featured on Healthline

Deanna Crosby, the clinical director at New Method Wellness in San Juan Capistrano, California, says she sees a lot of people go at their fitness goals too hard in the new year who end up fizzling out.

How To Survive Black Friday If You’re A Shopaholic

Brook McKenzie, the director of Clinical Outreach at New Method Wellness, explains how people are using shopping to replace another addiction, such as alcohol or drugs, explains.

A & E Intervention

New Method Wellness appears on A&E’s Emmy Nominated series Intervention. A young couple is struggling with a life-threatening addiction to heroin and their family is desperate to save them. After accepting treatment the husband is taken to New Method Wellness Addiction Treatment center where he…

What to do if you find out your loved one is an opioid addict

McKenzie tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “For men, strong social ties are protective factors against substance abuse even if they are genetically predisposed to developing an addiction to drugs…

National Geographic’s Taboo

New Method Wellness appears on National Geographic’s Taboo series. A young man is struggling to overcome his addiction to alcohol but it is proving far too much to handle on his own. After realizing he needs help he is taken to New Method Wellness Addiction Treatment center and begins…

Haunted by an ‘Emotional Vampire’? Here’s How To Stop Them From Draining Your Time, Energy.

There are relationships that can drain and overwhelm us, caused by people who exhibit an excessive need for our attention. If you this sounds familiar then you may be dealing with…

Hurricanes can cause former drug users to relapse — here’s how North Carolina will keep that from happening

Hurricanes bring about a number of dangers for people in its path, and Hurricane Florence is no exception. The now-Category 1 storm has been making its way toward the Carolina’s all week, forcing the governments…

There’s a strong link between abuse and addiction — here’s why people get stuck in toxic cycles

An abusive relationship is sometimes compared to a harmful addiction. People don’t tend to know they’re getting involved with an abusive person until it’s too late, and they feel like they have no escape.

9 Fascinating Ways To Tell The Difference Between Gut Instincts & Anxiety, According To Experts

Your gut instincts are those nagging feelings that alert you to potentially dangerous situations, or let you know when something may go wrong. These feelings are what keep you safe in…

7 Mental Health Tips Therapists Give To Their Patients That Are Incredibly Unique

When it comes to self-care, many of us already know that activities like meditation, yoga, and exercise can benefit our mental health. But not everyone enjoys getting into down dog, and you might be searching for other ways to improve…

How To Prepare For A Trauma Anniversary, According To Mental Health Experts

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be a challenging mental health issue to manage, especially considering it’s unique to each and every individual. However, a common trigger for many people with PTSD is their…

Using the triple column technique to defeat negative self-talk at the poker table

Their tale is a common one. Last night, while filming a podcast on the subject of quitting alcohol when your partner doesn’t, my guest, DeAnna Jordan, Clinical Director, New Method Wellness, suggested that Pete should take a look at something known…

Women and Alcoholism

Unless you have personally witnessed a loved one suffer from alcoholism, it’s very difficult to identify the characteristics of an alcoholic. If I was to ask you to identify the female alcoholic in a lineup of 10 people, it would be impossible. Alcoholics come in all shapes…

Podcast Episode #71: Advice on what to do When You Quit Alcohol and Your Partner Doesn’t

The Alcohol & Addiction Podcast the show designed to help you quit alcohol and change your life one story at a time. DeAnna Jordan, New Method Wellness clinical director, joins…

Rising Up After Hitting Bottom

Think you’ve got a depressing addiction story? Chances are Susie Hopson-Blum has lived it – or she knows someone who has. Since her own recovery 27 years go, Blum has helped over 1500 people beat their addictions. Her own addiction story started at…

Susie Hopson-Blum’s Destiny to Mentor Others

Susie Hopson-Blum, owner and founder of New Method Wellness, a substance abuse treatment center that takes a holistic approach to recovery. Knowing firsthand the struggles recovering addicts experience throughout recovery, Hopson-Blum knew…

Entrepreneur understands the challenge of addiction

As active addicts or alcoholics, we tend to think we are invincible. We push drink after drink into our bodies with little to no thought about the danger of what we are doing or the harm we are causing. The long-term effects of alcohol abuse and…

Deanna M. Jordan on Naluda

DeAnna Jordan serves as the clinical director at New Method Wellness where she supervises a team of caring, well-trained clinicians who provide continued support throughout a client’s stay at New Method Wellness. Jordan has over 20 years of experience working…

The Reality of Alcoholism and Its Devastating Effects

Unless you have personally witnessed a loved one suffer from substance abuse or you are in the depths of your own alcoholism, it is nearly impossible to articulate the characteristics of an alcoholic or an addict. When you think of an alcoholic, images of men…

Sober for Today

As active addicts or alcoholics, we tend to think we are invincible. We push drink after drink into our bodies with little to no thought about the danger of what we are doing or the harm we are causing. However, the long-term effects of alcohol abuse and alcoholism…

The Bing Crosby Project

Local OC business woman, DeAnna Jordan Crosby of New Method Wellness, is currently in the running for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year, In honor of her husband’s late sister, Greta. In addition to her passion to recovery…

New Method Wellness Now Offers LGBTQ-Inclusive Addiction Program

Key triggers such as, intense feelings of isolation, rejection, abuse, and discrimination as a direct result of their sexual identity, are contributing factors to these higher rates. New Method Wellness’ LGBTQ addiction treatment program aims to address…

KC Gooding of New Method Wellness: “I would love to inspire a movement to get others to be more selfless”

KC is the National Director of Business Development at New Method Wellness. He brings a passion for helping families find reputable treatment options for their loved ones, providing his personal experience to those in need.

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