With the start of a new year, new possibilities and hope for positive change seem even more palpable. For many, this is the time of year when critical thinking takes place about what people want to change about this upcoming year, hence the popularization of New Year’s Resolutions. This newfound sense of motivation is refreshing … Continue reading Monthly Journal Prompts for New Year’s Resolutions
As a former teacher and a current narrative therapist, I believe in the power of words. I cautioned my students about using the word “easy,” because what was easy for them might not be easy for a classmate. I encourage couples during conflict to be intentional with their speech because the same word might have … Continue reading “Negative Emotions?” Not in my Office!
Identifying and expressing emotions can be a hard feat, yet necessary for our mental well being, relationship satisfaction, and overall living a fulfilled life. More than likely, if you did not grow up identifying or expressing emotions, this might be a new way of experiencing the world. Chances are you probably know the more easily identifiable emotions … Continue reading The Role of Emotions in Our Lives
Join our group therapy sessions that can actually help you in 2023! Want to feel stronger? Want to improve your relationships? Do you want to start new relationships with healthy boundaries? Want to treat your kids better? Want to feel better and learn effective ways to cope with stress? You are not alone! We hear … Continue reading Wanting a Fresh Start in 2023?
When there's uncertainty surrounding a situation or event, it can cause anxiety for many and especially when it has to do with socializing or interacting with others where fear of scrutiny is possible, this is known as social anxiety. Social anxiety is something that children, adolescents and adults can experience in their daily lives and … Continue reading Tips on Overcoming Social Anxiety for All Ages
If you’ve done any exploration into managing your anxiety, you’ve probably come across these two words – mindfulness and grounding. Often, these terms are used interchangeably. Though they are similar, there is a subtle difference, and it can be helpful to know it. Let’s explore what these terms really mean and how they can be … Continue reading Mindfulness vs Grounding – What’s the Difference?
Anxiety and burnout are terms that individuals are likely familiar with, but what individuals may not be aware of is what these terms mean and how they are related. Symptoms of Anxiety Include: Restlessness Feeling keyed up or on edge Mental or physical fatigue Difficulty concentrating Mind going blank Irritability Muscle tension Sleep disturbance Anxiety … Continue reading Combatting Anxiety and Burnout: The Importance of Self-Care
What is anxiety? Anxiety is anticipation of what could happen in the future. This experience could look like avoidant behavior or even hyper vigilance in preparing for the impending event. On the other hand, fear is an emotional response to danger that is either perceived or imminent. Fear typically is experienced along with anxiety. Anxiety, … Continue reading Anxiety: Could It Be A Cycle?
Knowing the cycle of abuse, the types of abuse, and associated characteristics are important for anyone to know in order to enhance awareness and help those who might find themselves in an abusive relationship. It is important to identify common risks associated with intimate partner violence and those who perpetrate violence. While it may be … Continue reading Intimate Partner Violence Risk Factors and Prevention
As we raise awareness around domestic violence, it’s important that we don’t overlook lesser-known types of abuse. Physical, emotional, and sexual abuse are often the three that are talked about the most around this topic, but it doesn’t end there. In this blog, you will learn about two others; financial and digital abuse. FINANCIAL OR … Continue reading Other Types of Domestic Violence