As we’ve talked about before, mindfulness is an important tool that can help reduce anxiety, depression, and distress in the body and mind. It involves paying attention in the present moment to increase awareness, without judging your thoughts, feelings, and sensations. Mindfulness exercises can be practiced anytime, anywhere. An easy way to start implementing mindfulness… Read more »
BY: Natalie Jensen, MSW It is spring! Rain and mud help with tilling soil, uncovering nutrients and replanting roots. The sun is shining a bit brighter. The air is crisp; breezes (and pollen☺) whirl around us. Birds, squirrels, bugs, and worms are beginning to be more visible. What a season of change! The visual of… Read more »
By: Colleen McCarron, LPC Self care is not a face mask. Face masks, bath bombs, candles, pedicures. We think of these things as self-care in an indulgent sense, catapulted off the “treat yo’ self” mentality. But, is self-care as extravagant as spending half the day at a spa? It doesn’t have to be. Self-care is… Read more »
Each year, the National Eating Disorder Association creates a theme for their awareness week. This year, the theme is “Come as you are,” encouraging men and women of all shapes and sizes and stages of recovery to share their stories – a demonstration that eating disorders, like other mental health disorders, affect men and women from all backgrounds.
BY: Jennifer Munroe, LPC In childbearing, attachment is a largely discussed topic. Attachment is defined as a bond that exists between a child and a parent with a purpose of establishing a safe, secure, and protective environment for the child (Beniot, 2004). Most can agree it is vital within the parent-child relationship. It is well… Read more »
You were yourself. You dared greatly. You fell down. The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall. Rising Strong™ is a book about what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of struggle gives us the power to write a daring new ending…. Read more »
A play therapist uses a unique skill set to connect with children through a child’s symbolic language of self-expression: play. For young children. play is developmentally and fundamentally their language to articulate and process through feelings and difficulties. It allows them to connect and achieve growth in a profound way that classic talk therapy would not be able to provide. Children communicate through play in such an amazing way; it allows and welcomes a self-healing process in which they can engage.
Therapeutic Book Club with a Novel Approach **2 Spots Available** Are you a successful woman whose health, work or relationships are being negatively impacted by alcohol? Assess your needs and build on your strengths with the support of up to 5 other women in this small & nonjudgmental therapeutic book group. Please note: This is… Read more »
By: Colleen McCarron, LPC Do you feel the pressure to create goals and resolutions on New Year’s Eve? It’s natural this time of year to reflect on the past calendar year, take inventory of what we would like to change, and make bold declarations of what to improve upon. It can be an inspiring time… Read more »
By: Colleen McCarron, LPC We all have stories. Some are long, biographical tales of how we got to where we are. Some are small, but significant, ideas of who we are. According to Brené Brown, in her book Rising Strong, our brains are wired for story. Stories help us make sense of situations. We rely… Read more »
By: Gina Hafez, MA, and Elizabeth Moyer, MA “Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity” – Simone Weil What is therapy? The root of the word therapy means “to give attention to.” With a focused eye on what needs to be tended to, therapists operate in a very unique space with clients that… Read more »
The body is our vessel of life, our tool for engaging with the world around us, and our protector. For many of us, anxiety takes us out of our bodies and locks us in our thoughts about the past or the future. Observing our tendencies and understanding the physiological component of anxiety can be helpful in the effort of reducing anxiety symptoms.