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Benefits of a Mental Health Day from Work or School

We’ve all had those days when the alarm goes off and we lie in bed, feeling depleted of our energy, and maybe even our good mood. We think to ourselves, “I’m not really sick, but I just need a break from real life today.” While taking a sick day is common when you are feeling physically unwell, what’s not as...[ read more ]

3 Ways Teens Can Benefit from Therapy

Not many of us remember our teenage years as walks in the park. That’s because this time in our life is punctuated by uncertainties, social pressure, and a surge of hormones. Because of this perfect storm, many teens act out, which can cause a lot of chaos and disruption in the home and family.Here are 3 reasons why teens can...[ read more ]

5 Subtle Anxiety Coping Skills (for When You’re Not Alone)

managing anxiety in public

Anxiety can strike anywhere. When you're out in pubic, you need some subtle coping skills to manage anxiety in the moment.  When anxiety strikes, the world around us can start to feel chaotic, like a carnival funhouse (except not fun). This is when self-soothing coping skills are so helpful. However, it's not like you can use a lot of your...[ read more ]

How to Help Manage a Loved One’s Anxiety

When a friend or loved one suffers from anxiety, it can be intimidating or frustrating trying to help them cope. Panic and anxiety attacks can leave the anxiety sufferer feeling any number of symptoms, and you may feel helpless and unable to support them. Here are some tips to help you manage a loved one’s anxiety.ListenLet your loved one know...[ read more ]

5 Ways to Cope with Anxiety as a Parent

The hard work and unpredictability that makes parenting so rewarding can also cause a great deal of anxiety. Here are some simple ways to bring yourself to a place of calm.Make a To-Do ListRuminating on worries can cause lots of stress. Clear your mind by making a to-do list. Put down everything that needs to be done into your phone...[ read more ]

4 Things to Know About Teen Anxiety

teen anxiety can feel devastating

Anxiety can feel devastating for teens. Parents and teachers can help teens they care about get ahead of anxiety by learning a few simple truths about teen anxiety.  Anxiety is like fire: It can keep us safe and warm, or completely devastate our property and our lives. It’s good to be a little anxious at times. When walking down a...[ read more ]

Do You Have C-PTSD?

You have most likely heard the term Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – also known as PTSD. It is used to describe the mental and emotional anguish suffered by those who have experienced sudden trauma. PTSD is often experienced by soldiers as well as those who have been victims of rape and other crimes, and even victims of house fires and...[ read more ]

Why SMART Goals are better than New Year’s Resolutions (and how counseling can help reduce anxiety and depression!)

New Year's Resolutions can take a toll on your mental health, increasing anxiety and depression. Counseling can help you set meaningful SMART goals instead. New Year's Resolutions Hello New Year! It seems that you can barely set foot into a new year before the topic of new year's resolutions comes up. I'm sure I'm not the first to ask: "What...[ read more ]

Trade Holiday Stress for Joy (ditch anxiety and depression, too!)

ditch holiday stress and enjoy the holidays

Holiday stress can ruin your mood. This guide will help you fill your holidays with joy.  The holidays can be a wondrous time filled with spiritual meaning and reunions with loved ones. Despite the merriment, holidays can cause a great deal of tension. This year, trade holiday stress for holiday joy by using these simple tips. Let Go of Expectations...[ read more ]

Are Anger Issues Stealing Your Joy? (Anger Counseling Can Help)

don't let anger issues steal your joy

Anger counseling can help you tame your anger issues. Anger is a healthy emotion, it's how we respond to anger that becomes unhealthy. Life is full of moments that promote anger and let’s face it -- that could be anything. Sometimes anger can look like screaming and yelling or plotting against someone and sometimes it can look like substance abuse....[ read more ]



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