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Why Black Teens Need Black Therapists

Therapy for black teens

I became a social worker for lots of reasons. Specifically, I wanted to be able to provide therapy for Black teens. Why? Because when I was a teen, Black figures I weren't related to meant a lot! They gave me guidance, support, hope, and a vision for the kind of successful, happy, healthy, and whole Black person -- Black woman...[ 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 ]

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 ]

Don’t Let Holiday Anger Get the Best of You With your Family

don't let holiday anger get the best of you

The build-up of stress and emotions can lead to holiday anger. Don't let it get the best of you with these tips.  For many of us, spending time with family can be a grab bag of emotions. While you may feel love and familiarity, there's also decades-long dynamics between you and your family members that may not be the most...[ read more ]

Anxiety? Stress? Yoga Counseling can help.

yoga counseling can help with anxiety and stress

Modern life has tricked us into thinking that anxiety and stress are normal.  Life is full of moments that cause us to feel stressed and nervous. From the unexpected big stuff like pandemic, elections, and life changes to the usual stuff like speaking in front of a large group of people, starting a new school, and trying to ace that...[ read more ]

Breathing Techniques to Calm Anxiety

breathing can help calm anxiety

When you start to feel your anxiety build, it's hard to not get swept away. Instead, try these breathing techniques to calm anxiety. Being able to calm yourself with breathing techniques can really help ease your mind and emotions. Many people don’t realize that they have the internal capacity to breathe through the feelings of stress and anxiety.Emotions are valid...[ read more ]

Why your mind-body connection matters when you have anxiety, depression, or trauma

woman demonstrates yoga as part of yoga-informed trauma counseling

Your mind-body connection is the basis for feeling whole. Therapists look for patterns. We look for patterns across situations and relationships. Further, we explore what impacts clients and how they respond. Above all, people who have complex mental health issues often have a disconnection between their mind and body. Mind-body Disconnection Some common signs that someone has a mind-body disconnect:...[ read more ]

Calm Anxiety with These Five Simple Strategies

Use these five simple strategies to help you calm anxiety.

When you live with an anxiety disorder, calm sometimes seems out of reach. Any moment can become one that creates a slow-rising panic within you. Life is normal one second and the next, you feel your chest tighten and your heart begin to race. You may begin to hyperfocus on future events and find yourself getting lost in “what-ifs.” To...[ read more ]

Laughter is the Best Medicine

laughter is the best medicine for anxiety and depression

We all know the old adage that “laughter is the best medicine” and, honestly, who doesn’t want to laugh like a child being tickled? We have all heard it at one point, or several points, in our lives. You may have questioned the accuracy of this statement in the past. Maybe it’s an answer you didn’t take time to seek out. Perhaps you...[ read more ]

4 Healthy Ways to Distract Yourself from Anxiety

Anxiety is a natural dialogue between our mind and body. It’s a red flag that something might be going on in our surroundings that requires our attention. For most of us, anxiety is an uncomfortable but fleeting feeling that pops up on occasion during particularly stressful times. For some, anxiety may be more present and color more of their daily...[ read more ]



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