About Patricia Aburime

Patricia is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern at Amy Wine Counseling. She enjoys working with women facing the challenges of life changes through all stages of life, from late teen years well into adult-hood.

How to Incorporate Optimism: Step 1

“[…]  Pessimists can learn the skills of optimism and permanently improve the quality of their lives.” – Martin Seligman. Ph.D. My previous blog, Why Optimism Matters, established that optimism is pretty darn important. It can have a lasting impact on your health and overall well-being. Our mindset is powerful! Now that we recognize the [Read more...]

Why Optimism Matters

“Pessimistic prophecies are self-fulling.” - Martin Seligman, Ph.D. The topic of optimism reminds me of the common quote: “Life is what you make of it.” How one recovers from life events makes a critical impact. My summer reading currently consists of Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life written by Martin [Read more...]

By |2019-06-13T13:11:25-06:00June 10th, 2019|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Why Optimism Matters

Your Superpower

Last month brimmed with exciting entertainment ventures from the franchises Game of Thrones and Marvel Entertainment. The global excitement and of these cinematic events made me reflect on what made these events so epically significant. These franchises excel at glamorizing the extraordinary. The appeal in this, is to step outside of our own realities in [Read more...]

By |2019-05-13T16:13:58-06:00May 13th, 2019|Anxiety, Coping Skills, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Your Superpower

Treatment for Infertility: Fostering Hope

Last week marked National Infertility Awareness week: April 21- 27, 2019. For this post, I would like to focus on the solutions for infertility. Fertility treatment looks different for every family. Options should be thoroughly discussed with a qualified healthcare provider. While the outcome may not be clear, I would like to emphasize the importance [Read more...]

By |2019-04-29T10:38:37-06:00April 29th, 2019|Adult Counseling, Anger, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Grief, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Motivation, Parenting, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress, Women's Issues|Comments Off on Treatment for Infertility: Fostering Hope

Infertility 101

April 21- 27, 2019 is National Infertility Awareness week. The topic of infertility is a very real matter for an estimated 6.1 million people, or 15% of couples, in the United States. Infertility is a condition of the reproductive system where there is an inability to achieve pregnancy after 12 months of regular, unprotected intercourse. [Read more...]

By |2019-04-10T09:16:36-06:00April 10th, 2019|Adult Counseling, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Stress, Women's Issues|Comments Off on Infertility 101

A New Frontier: Pharmaceutical Relief for Postpartum Depression

This is a historic month with regard to a recent breakthrough in the world of Postpartum Depression (PPD). On Tuesday, March 19th, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a drug specifically designed to aid in the relief of PPD. This drug is the first of its kind. It is called, Brexanolone and will be [Read more...]

By |2019-03-26T11:28:33-06:00March 26th, 2019|Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Family, Mental Health, Stress, Women's Issues|Comments Off on A New Frontier: Pharmaceutical Relief for Postpartum Depression

Parenting Success begins with You

It almost seems inevitable that, as a parent, you feel as though you are failing your children. I am sure you often wonder where you fall on the proverbial scale of successful parenting. It is easy to fall into the trap of comparison and to attribute your child's shortcomings onto yourself. I have personally spent [Read more...]

By |2019-03-14T14:39:57-06:00March 7th, 2019|Adult Counseling, Childrens Counseling, Communication, Coping Skills, Family, Mental Health, Motivation, Parenting, Stress|Comments Off on Parenting Success begins with You

Beyond Baby Blues: Part 2

Awareness of mental health interventions are incredibly important for new mothers who show symptoms of Postpartum Depression (PPD) or Perinatal Depression. There are several factors that affect the rate at which help is sought. These factors are generally referred to as barriers to care. According to the Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine’s Department of [Read more...]

By |2019-02-26T10:53:47-06:00February 25th, 2019|Anxiety, Depression, Life Balance, Mental Health, Self-care, Stress, Women's Issues|Comments Off on Beyond Baby Blues: Part 2

Beyond Baby Blues

The birth of a child is often a celebrated event. However, this event is followed by an adjustment period for all members of the family, but most especially the new mother. It is common for her to experience a large range of emotions such as happiness, joy, feeling overwhelmed, or even sadness. Feelings of sadness [Read more...]

By |2019-02-13T08:41:13-06:00February 5th, 2019|Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Mental Health, Motivation, Parenting, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress, Women's Issues|Comments Off on Beyond Baby Blues

Creating Mindfulness in Motherhood

There are many pressures and responsibilities that fall under the umbrella of motherhood. Dinner. Laundry. Doctor appointments. Grocery shopping. Extracurriculars for the kids. The list goes on and it most likely does not even take into account a mother’s personal or career needs. Motherhood can be pretty exhausting and just plain overwhelming at times. How [Read more...]

By |2019-02-12T15:36:29-06:00January 24th, 2019|Adult Counseling, Coping Skills, Family, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Parenting, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress, Uncategorized, Women's Issues|Comments Off on Creating Mindfulness in Motherhood