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+00:00November 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

What Is Sand Tray Therapy?

Sand tray therapy is a treatment modality that is used concurrently with most kinds of therapies. It is most beneficial when working with children, couples, and individuals that have experienced trauma. The elements of the sand tray process are therapeutic because they promote communication, play, and  relationship. The Elements of Sand Tray There are seven [Read more...]

By |2018-11-12T16:43:59+00:00November 6th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Suicide|Comments Off on What Is Sand Tray Therapy?

What can you do to support someone living with depression?

Do’s and Don’ts of Supporting Someone with Depression Depression is not easy. It is complicated and different for each person who struggles with it. Sometimes, I wonder if people really understand how debilitating it can be. Depression is not just being sad or down in the dumps. It is typically a long term struggle with [Read more...]

By |2018-10-02T13:11:23+00:00September 21st, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Depression, Empathy, Grief, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Self Harm, Self-Esteem, Stress, Suicide, Trauma|Comments Off on What can you do to support someone living with depression?

Postpartum Depression: How A Husband Can Help

Police found the lifeless body of 28-year-old mother, Elizabeth Davis, in a creek on Thursday, July 19th. Elizabeth, or Libby, was a special education teacher in Plano, TX. She suffered from postpartum depression after giving birth 20 months ago and it recently became more severe. Severe enough for her to drive her vehicle off the [Read more...]

By |2018-10-02T11:14:07+00:00July 26th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Depression, Empathy, Family, Grief, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Parenting, Self Harm, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress, Suicide, Women's Issues|Comments Off on Postpartum Depression: How A Husband Can Help

The Power of Loneliness

  Isn’t it unusual that a world more virtually connected than ever before is also the loneliest? Loneliness is defined as a complex and unpleasant emotion in response to isolation. Many times, loneliness includes feelings of anxiety and a lack of connection or communication with other beings. The ironic thing about loneliness is that is [Read more...]

By |2018-07-24T07:58:18+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Depression, Life Balance, Mental Illness, Motivation, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress, Suicide|Comments Off on The Power of Loneliness

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, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Grief, Mental Illness, Stress, Suicide, Trauma|Comments Off on When Trauma Decides to Stay

Masking Mental Illness

Recently, I was shocked to hear about the passing of one of my favorite designers, Kate Spade. To me, she had it all going for her. Her purses and clothing continually exuded this idea of confidence, happiness, and class. Seeing the bright colors, funky patterns, or even just the glitter on some of her pieces [Read more...]

By |2018-06-14T10:15:05+00:00June 11th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Depression, Family, Grief, LGBTQIA+, Mental Illness, Relationships, Self Harm, Self-care, Stress, Suicide, Teen Counseling, Trauma|Comments Off on Masking Mental Illness

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|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

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...]