Pay Attention To Me…. Also, Give Me Space!

Individuals have many needs- both physical, emotional, and spiritual. The focus of this series has been taking a dive into the nine different emotional needs. When someone is suffering, we can often take a glance at their emotional needs, and work toward fulfilling those that might not be satisfied. Thankfully there is a way to [Read more...]

Social Support: How Important is it to Your Overall Health and Wellbeing?

Social support can be described as the physical and emotional comfort we receive through social ties to others, such as family, friends, co-workers, etc.  It’s the love and acceptance we feel from belonging to a community of people who care about us. Social support is imperative to your overall health and wellbeing.   Types of Social [Read more...]

What Is Psychosocial Development?

I’ve always wondered why children, adolescents, and adults go through certain psychological changes. Each transformation seems to build upon the previous one and pave the way for development. One of the most popular and influential theories on this subject came from Erik Erikson, a protégé of Sigmund Freud. Erikson believed that personality develops in a [Read more...]

By |2019-03-26T15:42:46-06:00March 26th, 2019|Communication, Friendship, Mental Health, Motivation, Peer Relationships, Self-Esteem|Comments Off on What Is Psychosocial Development?

Be Kind

“Have courage and be kind.” – Cinderella Life can be stressful. In the midst of deadlines and schedules, we can often forget to be kind to one another. Each of us are battling something that most people know nothing about. Whether it is work stress, family struggles, or health issues, it is important to remember [Read more...]

8 Lessons from Suicide Attempt Survivors

As devastating and serious as suicide is, it’s a topic that people hide away from. Because of this, many people are left to suffer in silence. Their closest loved ones are left oblivious to their pain. Or, their loved ones may suspect something is wrong but don’t know how to bring it up, so they [Read more...]

By |2018-11-20T15:27:13-06:00November 19th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Empathy, Family, Friendship, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Self Harm, Stress, Suicide|Comments Off on 8 Lessons from Suicide Attempt Survivors

Disability Awareness Month

There are currently 40 million Americans living with a disability.  People with disabilities of working age are employed at a rate below the general population.  One particular physical disability that hits close to home for me is Spina Bifida- a congenital defect in which part of the spinal cord and its meninges are exposed through [Read more...]

By |2018-10-07T14:08:31-06:00October 7th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Family, Friendship, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Disability Awareness Month

Cultivating Lasting Friendships

Social isolation is a growing epidemic throughout the world today thanks to social media and ever-changing societal norms. Research conducted by Julianne Holt-Lundstad, a psychology professor at Brigham Young University, found that insufficient social connection is a bigger risk factor for premature death than obesity. It is also the equivalent of smoking up to 15 [Read more...]

By |2018-10-11T08:18:47-06:00August 23rd, 2018|Adult Counseling, Communication, Friendship, Motivation|Comments Off on Cultivating Lasting Friendships

The Benefits of Journaling

Journaling is a therapeutic tool or strategy prescribed by many therapists to help people who may be struggling with a variety of life issues. Reflection through journaling may help to alleviate or minimize some of the symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. Get To Know You Sometimes we go through different emotions without [Read more...]

By |2018-09-19T11:11:28-06:00May 10th, 2018|Anger, Anxiety, Boundaries, Couples Counseling, Depression, Family, Finances, Friendship, Gratitude, Grief, Intimacy, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Stress|Comments Off on The Benefits of Journaling

3 Benefits of Men Going to Therapy

For this blog I want to talk to the men, my apologies to the women, please feel free to pass along the info in this blog to the important men in your life. With that intro out of the way, let’s get straight to the point. I want to propose the question “How can therapy [Read more...]