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When the Outside Doesn’t Match the Inside: Part Two

Your alarm clock goes off in the morning after a night of restless tossing and turning. You slowly get out of bed and feel “off”. Showering is exhausting, and getting dressed takes so much energy that you’re ready to crawl right back into bed. You think to yourself – “why bother? Nobody is going [Read more...]

When the Outside Doesn’t Match the Inside: Part One

Persistent Depressive Disorder You’re the one always smiling and laughing to prove that you’re having fun in the social setting that you forced yourself to go to. You ask yourself, "can people see through my façade?," and feel guilty for possibly pulling them down with you. Maybe joy comes in small waves. However, your [Read more...]

Strength in Vulnerability

Many of us are plagued with feeling like we are not enough, no matter what we accomplish. It’s easy to become envious of others while feeling you’re falling short; wondering why we don’t deserve success or happiness. Love for ourselves and others can alleviate that deeply rooted worry. What is Love? Love paradoxically seems [Read more...]

By |2019-06-17T07:49:15-06:00June 10th, 2019|Anxiety, Coping Skills, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Peer Relationships, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Strength in Vulnerability

Getting Lost and Finding Yourself: Stepping Outside of Your Teenage Shell

I recently had a young girl cry as she told me that no matter how hard she tries, she will never be like the girls in her school. All she sees when she looks in the mirror is how she stands out. Adults typically find this easy to write off as temporary teen angst, [Read more...]

By |2019-05-28T08:46:07-06:00May 22nd, 2019|Anxiety, Coping Skills, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress, Teen Counseling|Comments Off on Getting Lost and Finding Yourself: Stepping Outside of Your Teenage Shell

Why Your Relationship is Stealthily Unhealthy

  Most people's ideal relationship includes having respect, unconditional acceptance, equality, honesty, and love. The list goes on. Oftentimes, relationships look more like this: “You never think about how your behavior affects other people. You’re selfish!” Sound familiar? Criticism is an attack that dismantles your partner. When we think of unhealthy relationships, we often think [Read more...]

By |2019-05-08T16:33:25-06:00May 6th, 2019|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Communication, Coping Skills, Couples Counseling, Intimacy, Mental Health, Motivation, Stress|Comments Off on Why Your Relationship is Stealthily Unhealthy

Symbiosis: The Empath and the Narcissist

Dear Empath, You may feel as if your purpose in this life is to facilitate the healing of others. You emotionally feed and water others to watch them abundantly grow. Highly sensitive and highly intuitive, you’re like an emotional sponge, absorbing all of the emotional energy around you. You thrive when you see others happy, [Read more...]

By |2019-04-04T07:14:25-06:00April 2nd, 2019|Adult Counseling, Boundaries, Coping Skills, Empathy, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Peer Relationships, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Symbiosis: The Empath and the Narcissist

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Gaining Psychological Flexibility Through the Third-Wave of Behavioral Therapy Take a moment and think about your most painful internal experiences. Now, think about the most important values that you hold close to your heart. Is there any relationship between the two? Our most painful experiences and our highest values can often be seen as two [Read more...]

By |2019-03-21T16:11:55-06:00March 21st, 2019|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Stress|Comments Off on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy