Who Are You?

Once upon a time I worked for an organization that helped provide mentors for children. My responsibility was to interview potential mentors and their potential mentee. Of course, they both had to go through an interview process.  My favorite question of the interview was when I asked the mentor and mentee to describe themselves. I [Read more...]

By |2018-10-11T08:07:56-06:00September 6th, 2018|Anxiety, Mental Health, Personality, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Who Are You?

What is Pride Month?

  Happy Pride Month! To begin, it is important that I highlight this pride-filled month as a therapist that provides counseling services for the LGBTQ+ community. An overwhelming number of clients start therapy by telling me about experiences that were not accepting of their identity. This brings on feelings of shame, guilt and fear. These [Read more...]

By |2018-09-21T12:24:53-06:00June 13th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Empathy, LGBTQIA+, Mental Health, Motivation, Peer Relationships, Personality|Comments Off on What is Pride Month?

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...]

Feelings vs Thoughts

  Have you ever wondered why it is so difficult to have a logical thought when you get angry?  It’s almost like your brain is hijacked, and someone has replaced it with a constricted version of itself.  If you’ve ever had this happen, you are not alone. An important aspect of thinking rationally is to [Read more...]

By |2018-11-09T14:28:39-06:00January 30th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anger, Anxiety, Childrens Counseling, Depression, Marriage Counseling, Motivation, Personality, Relationships, Self-care, Stress|Comments Off on Feelings vs Thoughts

Client Questions, Part 2

As promised, here is the second installment of questions you wish you could ask you therapist, but may be afraid to. Let's jump right in: 1. Do you look me up on social media? Consensus: No. Most of the time, the therapist wants to get to know you when you come in for the first [Read more...]

By |2019-03-28T09:28:00-06:00January 25th, 2018|Anxiety, Boundaries, Personality, Relationships|Comments Off on Client Questions, Part 2

The Perfectionism Paradox

I remember the first time I submitted a blog for Amy Wine Counseling. It was an absolutely terrifying experience. Thoughts of “what if people don’t like it” and “what if I say the wrong thing” swirled around in my head. Soon enough, I realized that it had been a significant amount of time and I [Read more...]

By |2018-01-25T16:13:46-06:00January 9th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Family, Holidays, Motivation, Personality, Relationships, Resolutions, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on The Perfectionism Paradox

Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Ask Your Therapist: Part 1

Have you ever wanted to ask your therapist something, but were afraid to do so?  Well, have no more fear.  Over the next couple of blogs, I will answer some of these questions and get input from some of my colleagues, so you can finally have the answers! Do you think about our sessions during [Read more...]

By |2019-03-28T09:28:19-06:00January 5th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Boundaries, Couples Counseling, Family, Personality, Relationships, Stress|Comments Off on Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Ask Your Therapist: Part 1

Your Best Self

Self-care in a time like this is so needed. During the holidays, I constantly watch people get angry over necessary—and sometimes unnecessary—reasons on social media and in person because emotions are at an all-time high. If you’ve witnessed anything like this lately, then I’m sure you can understand why having coping mechanisms in place is [Read more...]

Surviving Holiday FAQs

The holidays are really great. It’s an opportunity to get together with friends and family you haven’t seen in a while, indulge in some delicious food, and rejuvenate for the upcoming new year. However, it can also be semi-dreadful knowing you will run into multiple people who think it is ok to ask intrusive, inappropriate [Read more...]

By |2018-02-01T22:23:08-06:00December 12th, 2017|Anxiety, Boundaries, Family, Grief, Holidays, Personality, Relationships, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Surviving Holiday FAQs

Winter Blues? Or are You S.A.D.?

As the weather changes and temperatures drop, sometimes our moods follow suit.  Some people experience increased sadness and sluggishness during the fall and winter months.  Winter blues, for some is a manageable and temporary state of sadness and malaise.  For others, the “blues” may be more serious and result in seasonal affective disorder, or SAD.  [Read more...]

By |2018-02-01T22:25:40-06:00December 5th, 2017|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Depression, Family, Holidays, Personality, Relationships, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Winter Blues? Or are You S.A.D.?