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Dear Tired Momma…

Don’t forget to take care of yourself! 6 SIMPLE self-care ideas for a busy (tired) momma 100% transparency here: Summer was THE WORST! Balancing work, being at home with my little one longer than normal, and balancing the chaotic summer schedule was just A LOT.  So, of course, enter the super NOT helpful negative self-talk. [Read more...]

What Causes a Panic Attack?

“I’m freaking out!” Panic attacks are scary because they typically occur suddenly and without cause.  This creates more fear, which just perpetuates the attack. One of the things that makes them even scarier is the physical symptoms we can often experience, such as, accelerated heart rate, sweating, trembling, and shortness of breath. So what is [Read more...]

By |2018-07-19T07:45:51+00:00July 19th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Amy Wine Counseling Center, Anxiety, Depression, Growth, Mental Illness, Sarah Howard, Self-care, Stress, Trauma|Comments Off on What Causes a Panic Attack?

When Trauma Decides to Stay

Understanding 3 common symptoms of PTSD We often associate PTSD with war and soldiers in today’s society. However, anyone who has experience trauma in their life can have PTSD. What is PTSD? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur after someone goes through, or witnesses, a traumatic event. A traumatic event is defined as a deeply [Read more...]

By |2018-09-21T12:19:29+00:00June 21st, 2018|Adult Counseling, Amy Wine Counseling Center, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Grief, Mental Illness, Sarah Howard, Stress, Suicide, Trauma|Comments Off on When Trauma Decides to Stay

Surviving Summer as a Stay-at-Home Mom

A summer self-care guide It’s finally here! The time of the year your kids have been talking about and looking forward to all year long!  SUMMER TIME!! As all the students and teachers rejoice, the stay-at-home mommas mourn a little for the loss of their sacred time. Instead, they prepare to “go to battle” in [Read more...]

By |2018-09-21T12:24:18+00:00June 14th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Amy Wine Counseling Center, Boundaries, Family, Gratitude, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Parenting, Sarah Howard, Self-care, Self-Esteem|Comments Off on Surviving Summer as a Stay-at-Home Mom

Talking to Your Children About Suicide – Why it’s Important

PSA:  It is PAST time to be having conversations about suicide with our children!  According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, we are seeing higher levels of children (ages 5-17) visiting children’s hospitals for suicidal thoughts or attempts. Do I have your attention yet? Contrary to popular belief, talking about teen suicide will not push [Read more...]

By |2018-09-19T10:44:29+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Amy Wine Counseling Center, Childrens Counseling, Communication, Empathy, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Parenting, Self Harm, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Social Media, Stress, Suicide|Comments Off on Talking to Your Children About Suicide – Why it’s Important

More Love: Parents and Poop

What’s really happening in the brains of new parents? When my husband and I found out we were pregnant, we were showered with encouragement.  The “Congratulations!” were mixed with comments like “Your life is over”, or “Everything will change” (in some creepy horror movie narrators voice) leaving me feeling a little apprehensive about the baby [Read more...]

By |2018-02-14T15:35:45+00:00February 14th, 2018|Couples Counseling, Family, Marriage Counseling, Parenting, Relationships|Comments Off on More Love: Parents and Poop

Mom Guilt

Around 2 years ago, I can remember having a conversation with a friend about how I wasn’t going to be “one of those Moms” that felt guilty about every decision I made.  I was going to be confident in the choices that I made for my kid and I wasn’t going to let him dictate [Read more...]

By |2018-01-25T16:16:28+00:00January 2nd, 2018|Adoption, Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Change, Family, Growth, Parenting, Relationships, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Mom Guilt

So Many Books, So Little Time

Often times in my sessions, clients’ will ask me “What books can I be reading right now to help me with x-y-z?”   You would think that after a few years, I would be able to spout off titles but for some reason, in the moment, I always draw a blank!  This mostly has to do [Read more...]

#MeToo… I think?: Debunking Sexual Harassment Myths

If you’ve had any connection with the outside world over the past few weeks, you have probably noticed the increased attention being given to sexual harassment.  Specifically, the hashtag “#metoo” has been bringing awareness to just how rampant sexual harassment really is. But what truly defines sexual harassment?  I think that is a question that [Read more...]

By |2018-02-01T22:32:53+00:00November 1st, 2017|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Childrens Counseling, Depression, LGBTQIA+, Teen Counseling, Trauma|Comments Off on #MeToo… I think?: Debunking Sexual Harassment Myths

Hurricane Harvey: Victory Over Vicarious Trauma

When Helping Hurts The immediate and lasting effects of hurricane Harvey to the Texas coast line have taken over media outlets over the past week.  It’s been heartbreaking to watch and hear stories of loss every single day, and to confront the reality that those effected, whether directly or indirectly, will be dealing with the [Read more...]

By |2018-02-01T22:53:06+00:00September 6th, 2017|Adult Counseling, Anger, Anxiety, Boundaries, Childrens Counseling, Depression, Grief, Growth, Motivation, Personality, Relationships, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Hurricane Harvey: Victory Over Vicarious Trauma