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 ]

How to Talk to a Loved One About Getting Treatment for Their Mental Health

Just about every family has a "black sheep"; someone who's always causing trouble, or maybe is more of a free spirit. Sometimes however, the "black sheep" of the family is someone with a serious mental health issue. If you have a loved one who you believe may need mental health treatment, there are things you can do to try and...[ read more ]

5 Ways to Effectively Manage Anxiety

If you suffer from anxiety, you might know that awful feeling when heart races, you start to sweat, and you feel like you just want to run. But anxiety is not just panic attacks. Other signs of an anxiety problem include upset stomach, headaches, difficulty sleeping, and trouble relaxing to name a few. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association...[ read more ]

How to Practice Self-Compassion

Most of us from a young age are taught how to be kind, considerate and compassionate toward others. But rarely are we told to show the same consideration to ourselves. This becomes even more true for individuals brought up in abusive or unloving homes.What is Self-Compassion?Self-compassion is taken from Buddhist psychology and refers to how we can relate to the...[ read more ]

Do You Know the Signs of Someone Who is Suicidal?

According to the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention, over 47,000 people died by suicide in the United States in 2017. In the same year, there were an estimated 1,400,000 suicide attempts.Knowing the signs of suicide is the primary step in preventing someone you know and love from successfully taking their own life.The Warning Signs of SuicideHopelessnessMany individuals who are contemplating...[ read more ]

How to Bring Up Resilient Children

Have you heard the phrase “helicopter parent?” It describes a mother or father that ‘hovers’ around their child 24/7, overseeing their life to keep them from every potential danger, pitfall and mishap. Many parents whose children have experienced bad things tend in this direction. It makes sense. When your worst nightmare as a parent comes true, it's a lot harder...[ read more ]

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