Learning to Care for the Wounded Parts of Yourself

Posted By: on January 17, 2018
 Whenever we have disappointments and heartbreaks in our life, we feel wounded and we feel that pain. We sometimes want to seclude ourselves from others and stay in our wounds. Remaining in our wounds does not help improve life. Caring for yourself is what you need to do to help you heal.Do the Small Things to Care for YourselfDoing small things that bring you some joy and/or self-care can help you feel better about life, even if it is in that moment. Being kind to yourself in the moment ca

Dealing with Stress on the Job

Posted By: on January 03, 2018
Even when we have jobs and careers that we enjoy, stress can consume our work.There are always deadlines to be met, sales to be made, or customers that you needto make happier. There are any number of difficulties that can bring stress into thework part of our lives. Job-related stress can make life unbearable and can makeanyone unhappy, but there are some simple things that you can do to ease stresswhile you are working.Be Sure to Take BreaksAll of the time, we get into the mindset that we have

The Benefit of Helping Others During the Holiday Season

Posted By: on December 20, 2017
The holiday season has themes of love, joy, and peace. Even though we have these lovely notions, many of us (understandably) get stuck in the mindset of rushing to meet our own needs. We sometimes forget to take the time to help others.  We sometimes feel we “should” be focused on helping meet other peoples’ needs. But often, our own busyness gets in the way. However, it’s still important throughout the season to take the time to show people that you care.Helping Others Creates a Sense

How to Prevent Holiday Stress

Posted By: on December 06, 2017
While the songs may say that this is the happiest time of the year, it can sometimes be the most stressful time of the year. With holiday parties and traditions - cards to send out, gifts to purchase, and meals to cook - the holiday season can feel overwhelming. The stress of the season can often be very difficult for anyone to deal with. Here are some things that you can do to ease holiday stress and even prevent it in the first place. Remember that You Have the Ability to Say NoWhen friends a

The Importance of Slowing Down

Posted By: on November 15, 2017
We live in a culture that encourages busyness. If your day isn’t filled with a million things to do, people will think that you are somehow wasting life. However, in all this busyness, there isn’t time to just be calm and relax.Time to be calm and quiet is absolutely vital for mental health. It can give you the ability to reflect on the events that happen throughout the day and decompress.Busyness Can Get Out of ControlOne of the reasons that we get too busy is that we have a difficult time

Therapy is a Slow and Steady Process

Posted By: on November 01, 2017
 Unfortunately, we live in a world of quick fixes. We want things to be done right away. Many people feel that if we do not see results right away, it simply isn’t working properly. When it comes to therapy, many clients have thought that they would come into their very first session and have some gigantic “eureka” moment when their thought processes and behaviors would change and they would immediately be living a happier life. However, therapy is not an instant process. For real progre

What Does a Therapist Do?

Posted By: on October 18, 2017
There are many misconceptions of who therapists are and what they do. Many people imagine that therapists simply are sitting in chairs while their patients are lying on couches and they ask, “how do you feel about that?” Therapists are so much more. We are truly here to help you improve your mental health and help you live a happier life. Here are some of the things that therapists are able to do.Therapists Help You Understand the Root of Your ProblemsYou cannot solve a problem unless you kn

The Importance of Being Kind to Others

Posted By: on October 04, 2017
Nobody’s perfect, and there are times in everyone’s life when being kind just doesn’t come naturally. Sometimes it feels easier to become angry and hurtful to others when others have been angry towards you, but this just leads to all of us continuously hurting one another. Being kind is not only beneficial for other’s mental health, but it is good for yours as well. You Don’t Know What Others Are Going ThroughWhen someone is unkind to us, often times we react by being unkind to them. H

Learning to Regulate Ourselves: Reacting vs. Overreacting

Posted By: on September 20, 2017
Sometimes difficult situations, such as arguments or miscommunications, can cause people to become angry and instead of reacting the way that they should, they overreact. Of course, it is important to react to situations and feel emotions when we should, but there is a difference between reacting and overreacting. Overreacting to a situation can be off-putting and it can cause rifts between friendships. Learning how to regulate yourself and your behavior when you are angry can help keep your rel

Unwanted Change: How to Find Your Footing When Life Knocks You Down

Posted By: on September 06, 2017
Life changes in an instant and this is something that many people undergoing therapy or counseling know all too well. The monumental impact of loss feels crippling. It’s hard to know what to do when life knocks you down.Four Steps in Responding to a CrisisAccording to Psychology Today author, Suzanne Degges-White, Ph.D. there are four steps in responding to a crisis. They are Acknowledge, Accept, Allow, and Adapt. To “move towards the future,” one must accept the circumstances that they fa