Chill Chat

Let’s chat! Have a teen-related question – or just want to share some insight – about stress, anxiety or balancing life in general? If so, now’s your chance to speak up. Join Allina Health clinical psychologist, Dr. Lisa Herman, to virtually chat about different situations that may be causing you to be stressed. You’re not alone. Share your comments, ideas and stories to help others like you, stress less!

September 27, 2017

Fall is here!!

Now that fall is here, the days are getting cooler, the sun seems to disappear earlier, and we know winter is around the corner. While many people look forward to Minnesota winters, some start to feel more anxious or depressed. Does this ever happen to you?

Your Responses

  1. It’s so hard to get up in the morning when it’s dark and cold and I don’t have as much energy.

    Posted on October 06, 2017 @ 12:30 pm by Jen
    • Dr. Herman replies...

      Hi Jen, the change of the seasons and the nighttime starting earlier and earlier as winter approaches can be such a drag for so many! A great way to maintain energy is to have a healthy balanced diet, make time for exercise AND meditation! Click HERE to see some videos on how to keep yourself centered and refreshed.

      Posted on October 23, 2017 @ 9:10 pm

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The Change to Chill™ Chat Q&A is presented for information only and is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice. Please always consult a trained mental health professional before making any decision regarding treatment of yourself or others. If you are in need of help, please contact a crisis clinic or a qualified mental health care provider.

Lisa Herman, LP, PsyD

I am a doctor of psychology and licensed psychologist, specializing in child and teen psychology, and a consultant for a grant-funded substance abuse program at the University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry.

Best part of my work: The moment(s) when a patient realizes that they made progress!

Why I became a ­­­­­­psychologist: I always found myself glued to the TV when the psychologist was on a talk show. Helping others has been a passion for me since I was in high school.

What I tell my friends and family: Focus on “what is” and find the positive in any situation.

What patients say about me: I smile a lot and that people feel comfortable opening up during therapy.