5 Signs of Childhood Emotional Neglect

For many, childhood is a time of wonder and adventure; a time when all needs are met and comfort is merely a whimper away. And yet for others, childhood never feels quite safe or secure. For these people, emotional neglect was something that colored their early years and affects them as adults. Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN) is the result of...[ read more ]

5 Subtle Exercises to Calm Anxiety in Public

Anxiety Help in Public

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 40 million adults over the age of 18 suffer from an anxiety disorder. If you are one of them, you know how difficult your life can feel most days. When anxiety strikes, the world around us can become a sort of funhouse, only not that much fun. The world can feel...[ read more ]

Video: COVID-19 and The Risk of Domestic Violence

Coronavirus has wrecked havoc on the world and forced us inside our homes. For some this is a nice break, but for many it has caused a specific set of circumstances in place that make the risk of domestic violence increase dramatically. You can read more about this topic in a recent blog post, also.   The following video answers...[ read more ]

Is COVID-19 Putting You At Risk Of Domestic Violence?

Help For Domestic Violence

Stress, financial strain, sudden changes to daily routines, fear, and real risk of bodily harm...these are all things that are causing many people an overload of anxiety right now. COVID-19 has caused an explosion of fear-based social media and news reports. It can feel difficult to escape. You might feel overwhelmed by the simple task of getting out of bed,...[ read more ]

Child Abuse: Recognizing the Signs

Every year, an estimated 700,000 children are abused in the United States; and every day, five children die because of child abuse. While these statistics are heartbreaking, you may be even more surprised to learn that when children report abuse to an adult in their life, only 58% of those adults take action. As adults, it's our responsibility to help...[ read more ]

COVID-19 + A History Of Trauma = Overload, But There’s Help

Are you on trauma overload? You probably are if you're not finding yourself shocked and surprised by the recent turn of events caused by COVID-19 shutting down the world. Overwhelmed, sure. On edge, definitely. But surprised? no. If this describes how you have been feeling, you probably have a long history of dealing with fear and uncertainty because that has...[ read more ]

Know What’s At Stake By NOT Doing Therapy

[embed][/embed] How Important Is Therapy? A lot of people think of therapy as something that's elective. It works much better if you make the decision to do the work, of course, but attending to your mental health is crucial. Let us explain why. What Happens When You Ignore Your Mental Health? Without a basic understanding and attention to your emotions,...[ read more ]

How to Manage Emotional Eating

People use different coping strategies when dealing with stress and other overwhelming emotions. Some people use substances such as drugs and alcohol, some smoke cigarettes, and some charge a lot of money to their credit card. And then there are those people who take comfort in their favorite foods. Emotional eating often leads to weight gain and the development of...[ read more ]

Are You Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired?

[embed][/embed] We Get It: Starting Counseling Is Hard There are many reasons why not to start therapy. It's scary. It's expensive. It takes too much time. But ultimately, if you are not feeling better naturally, procrastinating the start of counseling can make you downright sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. Here's the deal. If you never heal what's...[ read more ]

Is Talk Therapy Not Working For You? Here’s What You Need

[embed][/embed] Have you been in therapy for a long time and it's just not working? Or maybe you went in the past and it helped a little, but then all the same issues came creeping back in? You are not alone! You can spend a ton of time and money working with excellent therapists doing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or Psychoanalysis...[ read more ]

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