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31
MAR
2020
online counseling covid-19

“Seeing” a Therapist in a World of Social Distancing & Why It’s More Important than Ever

The new and novel Coronavirus has forced entire states and cities into isolation, with government-mandated lockdowns and suggested self-quarantines in place almost ubiquitously. Since we now live in a world where “social distancing” is our reality, most of us are no longer seeing...
10
MAR
2020
childhood anxiety

How to Parent Childhood Anxiety: Accommodation is NOT the Answer

Childhood anxiety is more prevalent these days than you may think, with the Center of Disease Control reporting that 4.4 million children between ages 6-17 years old suffer from an anxiety disorder. From general anxiety disorder to social anxiety disorder to panic disorder, kids...
23
FEB
2020
5 stages of grief

The Truth About the 5 Stages of Grief: How Humans REALLY Mourn the Loss of a Loved One

The famous “five stages of grief” were first described by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross in 1969. She suggested that, when someone passes, their loved ones will pass through each of these 5 stages of grief, and in this order: 1. Denial 2. Anger 3. Bargaining 4. Depression 5. Acceptance...
01
FEB
2020
relationship counseling

All You Need is LOVE: 5 Things You’ll Learn Through Relationship Counseling

Many falsely believe relationship counseling is for those who are experiencing serious marital difficulties, or who are just a hair away from divorce. But, in reality, even the most solid relationships can benefit from relationship counseling. No relationship is perfect—and we...
27
JAN
2020
mental-health

What Our Therapists Want You to Know About Mental Health

Mental health issues used to be associated with the stigma of “being crazy.” However, that stigma is quickly slipping away, and now more than ever people are embracing the benefits of good mental health and mind-body wellness. Today, it’s common for people to see a therapist for...
14
JAN
2020
mental well-being

Find the Right Therapist to Promote Positive Change in Your Life

It’s the New Year and you may be getting ready to make some big, new changes, like a new workout routine, new goals at work, or even new relationship priorities. But what about goals for your mental well-being? Good mental health will promote remarkable, positive changes in life...
20
DEC
2019
benefits of mindfulness

The Benefits of Mindfulness | How to Be More Mindful Every Day

Psychologist Marsha Lucas explains that mindfulness is “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally.” This is a great way to define being mindful; not only is it about living in the moment, but living in the moment without judgment....
11
DEC
2019
counseling advice surviving the holidays

Counseling Advice for Surviving the Holidays

The holidays can be a time of joy and merriment, but also a time of great stress and anxiety. From time-sensitive shopping to family obligations, from financial strain to feelings of loneliness, the holiday season often creates more stress than fun. Making the holidays merry,...
20
NOV
2019
life transitions

Thriving Through Life’s Transitions: How to Approach Change in a Healthy Way

If there’s one thing we can count on in life, it’s change. No matter what. How you choose to deal with it, however, has a great impact on the way you’ll handle life’s obstacles. Will you let change take you down? Or will you let them mold you into a newer, better you? Learning to...
05
NOV
2019
anger management for children

Anger Management for Children: Counseling Advice for Parents of Angry Children

Children will inevitably go through a series of emotional phases as they grow up: happy, sad, frustrated, and angry…just to name a few. However, interacting with an angry child can often be one of the more difficult situations a parent can face. Fortunately, there are several...