Maternal Suicide: Mom’s Are Not Immune

September marks Suicide Awareness Month across the globe. This is an especially important and vulnerable topic to address because the effects of suicide are far reaching. It touches many lives. I would like to take this time to highlight a segment of suicide awareness: Maternal Suicide. The organization, 2020 Mom, sponsors an annual Maternal Suicide [Read more...]

By |2019-09-09T15:49:17-06:00September 9th, 2019|Self Harm, Suicide, Women's Issues|0 Comments

Suicide Preparations, A Calm Before the Storm

The Time Between Preparations to end your life. It’s a stage that isn’t often talked about. We discuss the thoughts leading up to it, and then we discuss the actions of the suicide itself, but what about the in between when the person has made the decision but the date hasn’t yet come? The deceiving [Read more...]

By |2019-08-22T15:07:05-06:00August 22nd, 2019|Men's Issues, Self Harm, Suicide, Women's Issues|0 Comments

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...]

An Open Letter to My Psychotherapy Clients

You walk into my office thinking I’m the expert. You glance at my diplomas, license, and certificates. While yes, I am the therapist; you are the expert of your own life.  My job is to facilitate awareness as we dismantle mistaken beliefs you’ve developed, to empower you to gain control over your life, and to [Read more...]

By |2019-08-13T15:03:20-06:00August 13th, 2019|Adult Counseling, Couples Counseling, Life Balance, Marriage Counseling, Self-care, Teen Counseling, Women's Issues|Comments Off on An Open Letter to My Psychotherapy Clients

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...]

By |2019-08-13T14:53:20-06:00August 13th, 2019|Adult Counseling, Communication, Coping Skills, Friendship, Life Balance, Men's Issues, Peer Relationships, Relationships, Self-care, Women's Issues|Comments Off on Social Support: How Important is it to Your Overall Health and Wellbeing?

How to Manage a Life Transition

While growing up, my mother created poignant teachable moments using proverbs. One of my favorite sayings referred to an outlook on life. She often said, “the only constant in life is change”. This sage advice did not truly have meaning in my life until I reached adulthood. I am amazed at how quickly days and [Read more...]

By |2019-08-13T14:37:45-06:00August 13th, 2019|Adult Counseling, Biblical Counseling, Christian Counseling, Coping Skills, Family, Women's Issues|Comments Off on How to Manage a Life Transition

When the Outside Doesn’t Match the Inside: Bipolar Disorder

You feel like you’re on an emotional roller coaster – instead it’s going in slow motion, the lows are REALLY low, and the highs…MAN are they exhilarating. The Bipolar High! During those highs, you have so much energy. Even with little to no sleep, you feel like you can tackle anything and everything. You [Read more...]

By |2019-07-25T09:59:56-06:00July 25th, 2019|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Depression, Disorders, Mental Illness, Uncategorized, Women's Issues|Comments Off on When the Outside Doesn’t Match the Inside: Bipolar Disorder

Physical Needs and Emotional Needs

What is a Pyramid of Needs? Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is typically one of the first things taught in Psychology 101 courses. Have you seen his pyramid of needs before? It starts with physiological needs at the bottom, and at the apex of the pyramid is self-actualization. In between these two ends is the place [Read more...]

By |2019-07-23T15:01:18-06:00July 23rd, 2019|Men's Issues, Mental Health, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Women's Issues|Comments Off on Physical Needs and Emotional Needs

Cinema Therapy

Have you ever had the opportunity to enjoy an inspirational movie, and it just lit up your world?  I oftentimes find myself choosing movies with themes that mirror my current situation or problem. It’s almost like the characters in the movie take on the role of the person or condition that challenge me, or subjects [Read more...]

By |2019-07-23T13:49:07-06:00July 23rd, 2019|Anxiety, Depression, Disorders, Men's Issues, Mental Illness, Stress, Women's Issues|Comments Off on Cinema Therapy

How to Support Someone Going Through An Emotionally Difficult Time: Tea and Honey – Part Two

“I don’t feel very much like Pooh today,” said Pooh. “There, there,” said Piglet. “I’ll bring you tea and honey until you do.”   Loving someone comes with high and low days. Loving someone with a chronic condition or someone going through an extended difficult time can come with its own set of highs and [Read more...]

By |2019-07-23T13:25:10-06:00July 23rd, 2019|Adult Counseling, Boundaries, Communication, Coping Skills, Depression, Family, Life Balance, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Stress, Women's Issues|Comments Off on How to Support Someone Going Through An Emotionally Difficult Time: Tea and Honey – Part Two