Eight Reasons Why You Should Go To Therapy

When it feels like life has become unmanageable and you are powerless to make any meaningful changes in your life it may be time to seek therapy. Therapy is a great way to get in touch with your feelings and your authentic self. When your life is out of control, therapy can be the way [...]

Panic Attack: Don’t Panic! It’s Just Panic

Those who have experienced a panic attack would undeniably agree that it is not something that one would ever like to re-experience.  Panic is very real, and when the whole experience is new and strange, it can be terrifying.  When it’s one's first panic attack, that appears to have ‘come out of nowhere’, it is [...]

Self-Care is Not Selfish

Self-care is not selfish. Being a good person does not mean that you have to say "Yes" to everyone and everything in your life. Being a healthy person means that you put your health and overall wellbeing first. The best gift you can give to your loved ones in making your wellbeing a top priority. [...]

What is Integrative Mind-Body Health?

Integrative mind-body health uses a whole-person-centered approach to restore mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. It considers environmental and lifestyle factors such as stress, nutrition, social connection, sleep, activity level and more to promote optimal functioning, mind, body, spirit, and emotions. Is one of your goals to live your best life? Do you wonder how to [...]

Anxiety the Superhero

Very often I have people come in to see me and they want their anxiety gone. That's when I take out my wand, swish, and flick. Of course, nothing happens, so I'm either a muggle, my wand is broken, or it doesn't just go away. Obviously, it's the latter of the three, but that's OK. [...]

Mindfulness Exercises to Boost Brain Power

According to the recent article, A Mindful Brain, by writer Laura Vismara,  an extensive body of research, carried out over the course of the past twenty years and supported by the relatively recent introduction of refined brain scanning technologies, suggests that practicing mindfulness meditation or just having a more mindful approach toward life can produce discernible changes in [...]

Trauma and the Body

"Befriend Not Obliterate Emotions" Trauma reorganizes our minds, brains, bodies, and perceptions. It alters not just how we think or the content of our thoughts, but also our capacity to think at all. After trauma, the world is experienced through a different lens. A person who carries trauma can become focused on suppressing what they [...]

Anxiety: Driver, Passenger, or Gum?

So many times I've worked with people who ask, "How do I make this anxiety go away?!" Other than taking out my magic wand, which doesn't seem to work no matter how many times I swish and flick, the truth is that anxiety doesn't go away. Yet, that's not a life sentence of misery either. If [...]

Reconnect with Yourself: Disconnect from Media

As a licensed professional counselor, I have observed increases in clients reporting anxiety, with some reporting higher levels of anxiety than they've ever experienced before. You may even notice that those around you are talking more about anxious feelings. Perhaps you've experienced anxiety, or an increase in anxiety, yourself. There are probably a lot of [...]

Highly Sensitive People and Empaths: Boundaries!

Do you identify as a HSP or Empath? Do you often feel like you don’t know where “you end and others begin”? Or wonder why you feel so crummy after being with certain people? Have you been prone to burnout and nervous system overdrive? All of the above? No worries, you are in good company. Let’s [...]

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