Adult Counseling

How Internal Dialogue Influences Your Daily Life

Studies show that we have an average of around 50,000 thoughts per day. Wow, we really are in constant dialogue with ourselves. Those thoughts can be positive, negative, or neutral. Many, if not most of those thoughts go unnoticed. As we drift along in our busy lives, we certainly are ...

How to: Effectively handle crisis situations using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills

So you just discovered your spouse is having an affair. The doctor just disclosed a diagnosis of a serious medical condition you thought was just a cold. Your life has been turned upside down within seconds and you don’t know what to say, think, or do. A crisis situation is ...

How to Love Yourself (when struggling with mental illness)

 As children we are taught how to be kind to others, respect others, love others. However, very rarely are we taught how to be kind to ourselves, respect ourselves, love ourselves. When life gets tough, it is easy to be harsh with ourselves. However, it takes an act of courage ...

When Your Spouse is on the Virus Front Lines – To the Spouses of First Responders and Healthcare Workers

You are the person behind the scenes of the front lines. You aren’t answering the emergency calls, walking the hospital ward, or in contact with virus positive people every day throughout the day, but you are making sure the community has people who can. You are supporting your loved one ...

During These Scary Times, I Hope You’re Taking Care of Yourself: Coronavirus and Reducing Anxiety

When it comes to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there's what you see, there's what you hear, and after taking it all in, there's how it all makes you feel. There is no denying that there is an overwhelming amount of changes happening right now. You're being asked to stay home ...

Finding Peace When the World Around Us Feels Out of Control

We are in the midst of uncharted territory as a country, a world, and as individuals.  Every day we hear and take in new information, adjust plans, and manage our fears, anxieties and limitations as COVID-19 continues to have a significant impact on our world. Although most of us have ...

First Responder and COVID19

You are on the front lines of this crisis. So many other people are talking about things to keep themselves busy during this time, and you are wishing you had that luxury to be bored. You are working around the clock as a caregiver, a protector, the first line of ...

How Radical Acceptance (and not Approval) Will Help You Get Through It

I often hear clients tell me that they can't accept it - that if they accept it, they feel like they're approving of it; they feel like approval for a traumatic or bad situation is an injustice. This is particularly true for the clients I see that have dealt with ...

Grieving What Once Was: So, Are We Still Friends?

We have all heard that saying: Life happens. We meet some great people. We text and call each other at the craziest times, share hilarious situations that happened at parties, 4 a.m. IHOP runs, impromptu road trips, and having sleepovers. Then, BOOM! Someone goes to graduate school and the other ...

“Am I Mad or Just Hungry?” – How Not To Light Everything On Fire When Your Physical Needs Aren’t Met

Eating, sleeping, resting – all of these are just basic physical needs right?  However… these needs are basically non-existent for some. How many of us feel like we are constantly running in the negative with one, two, or all three of these constantly? Whether you are a parent, college student, ...
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