Stopping Your Negative Anxious Thoughts

I hate feeling anxious. The worst part for me is what I call the hampster wheel of thoughts. I image that I have this hampster in my head when I start to feel anxious and this hampster has a choice of getting on two different type of wheel to run on. One positive and one negative. For me and my...[ read more ]

Never feel bad again.

  You will never feel bad again after reading this. During therapy, I always to ask my clients how are you doing today? The response that I get is varied but falls typically into three different types of categories. The first is "I'm good," usually this means that everything in life is going well, no major stressors, and an overall...[ read more ]

Types of Counseling Therapy

Types of Psychotherapy What is the difference between counseling and therapy? It is confusing for me to know the difference between the types of counseling, therapy and then add in psychotherapy, it is enough to make my head hurt. I hope to clarify the difference. In researching about this I found that first, you need to understand the type of mental...[ read more ]

Self-Care Toolkit

Self-Care Toolkit From anxiety or depression all the way to addiction a number of mental health issues can arise if we do not take care of ourselves. In our go go go world we have more to do than ever before. From Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, candy crush we can spend hours on our phones numbing out. The problem I have...[ read more ]

10 Common Myths about Counseling

10 Common Myths about Counseling Is there a stigma to going to counseling, maybe but not for those who start. For those of you who are thinking about attending counseling for the first time, and feel there is a stigma if you do go to counseling, this blog post is for you. These common myths about counseling can be summed up...[ read more ]

How Does Anxiety Affect The Body

How Does Anxiety Affect The Body In my blog post about What Is Anxiety, I shared the different types of anxiety. Before looking at how does anxiety affects the body, make sure you first understand the difference between stress and anxiety (Link coming in 2018). Below is a list of the different aspect of how anxiety can affect the body....[ read more ]

15 Quick Ways To Lower Anxiety

15 Quick Ways To Lower Anxiety Maybe you are just stressed out at work, or with family life. Maybe you are like me and tend to run a little anxious. No matter if its stress or anxiety (you can read about the difference by clicking here) having the tools to deal with anxiety is important. That is why I have...[ read more ]

From Dyslexia To A Masters Degree

My Journey To Becoming A Therapist From Dyslexia To A Masters Degree While I blog on topics that I am passionate about from my anxiety blog to couples counseling blog. Sometimes you learn a little about me. When becoming a therapist we are trained to not make counseling about us, so we come across very distant. When you see me...[ read more ]

What To Expect During Therapy

What to expect during therapy. If you have never gone to therapy before you might only be expecting to have the therapist ask you to lay down on the couch and start talking. TV and movies do a poor job of showing what happens inside a therapy session. I hope to answer some common questions and provide insight into what to...[ read more ]

The Problem Pyramid

The Problem Pyramid Therapists spend years in college learning about family systems, theories on change and how problems develop over time. We take tests, write papers on everything we learn. Some of us believe that problem stems from childhood issues, other believe our problems are just unhealthy behaviors that can be changed. Still, others believe that it has to do...[ read more ]

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