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13
OCT
2019
how to control anxiety

Don’t Let Anxiety Take Hold of You…Take Hold of Your Anxiety, Instead!

Those who suffer from anxiety often find it difficult to get past it…to put their worrying aside and get on with the day. It feels like those anxious, worrisome thoughts take the reins of your life and control where you go, what you do, and how you do it. However, there are ways...
03
OCT
2019
how to practice self-care

3 Steps to Better Self-Care

Many people think self-care is all about massages, pedicures, and a warm bubble bath with essential oil and candles. While all of these things are quite nice, self-care is much more than this. Self-care addresses more than just physical needs, and more than emotional or mental...
25
SEP
2019
support loved one with anxiety

Supporting a Loved One Who Suffers from Anxiety

When someone you love is struggling with anxiety, knowing how to support them isn’t always straightforward. It’s easy to play “psychologist” and try to rationalize with your partner, or play “martyr” and try to take their burden onto your own shoulders. But, at the end of the...
29
AUG
2019
self-worth and depression treatment

Finding Self-Worth While Suffering From Depression or Anxiety

When depression or anxiety hits, it can be hard to remember your own self-worth. Negative thoughts and self-doubt have an insidious way of sinking in when you’re feeling down. And when these thoughts settle in, they only serve to perpetuate your feelings of sadness, worthlessness...
14
AUG
2019
benefits of practicing gratitude

8 Ways Gratitude Can Change Your Life

It’s typically around Thanksgiving when people become mindful about all that they’re grateful and thankful for. However, studies show practicing gratitude throughout the year can improve one’s overall health and well-being. In fact, our counseling team has seen that clients who...
26
JUL
2019
obsessive-compulsive disorder

Life with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

If you’ve seen the movie As Good As It Gets, you’re familiar with the repetitive behavior that defines the life of the main character, Melvin Udall. While Hollywood doesn’t always hit the nail on the head in its depiction of mental health disorders, this particular movie was...
10
JUL
2019
summertime sadness

Summertime Sadness: 6 Ways to Cope

Summer is here, which means all your depressive symptoms should be immediately lifted by the lovely, warm weather…right? If only! Since the sun is out, it’s easy to assume you will feel happier and want to be outside doing the things you love. However, it comes as a surprise to...
26
JUN
2019
millennials and depression

Why Millennials Suffer from Depression More Than Other Generations…and What We Can Do About It

There are an estimated 83.1 million people living in the United States that were born between 1982 and 2000. In fact, according to the United States Census Bureau, this generation—the Millennial generation—is set to surpass the prior generation—the Baby Boomers—to become the...
10
JUN
2019
cbt therapy for chronic pain

CBT Therapy Isn’t Just for Mental Health… It’s for Physical Health, Too!

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy that helps individuals change their thoughts in order to change maladaptive or problematic actions and behaviors. CBT is a form of talk therapy that identifies negative thought patterns, and—over time—helps people change the...
15
MAY
2019
advocating for yourself in therapy

Getting the Most Out of Therapy: The Importance of Advocating for Yourself

You’ve done the work and sought the support of a therapist who can help guide you in shifting unproductive thoughts and behaviors towards healthier ones. This step alone…getting started with a therapist…is to be celebrated as getting started is one of the most...
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