Mental Health

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 ...

A Deeper Look Into Grief and Loss

The concept of grief is often associated closely with death/loss of a loved one. However, grief can occur as a result of any kind of loss. Other types of loss can be: loss of a close friendship, loss of a pet, loss of a pregnancy, loss of health, loss of ...

Surviving Cabin Fever – You Don’t Have To Strangle Everyone While Being Safe

Being quarantined, whether self regulated or government mandated, is never fun. Since we are in Houston, we are used to hiding away for a few days at a time for a hurricane, but this is unlike anything we have experienced before. Something we do know from weathering hurricanes though, is ...

Five TED Talks to Spark New Thoughts in the New Year

We are at the beginning of a new year! Full of time when many of us make resolutions about how we are going to improve our minds, our bodies, and our lives. One of the ways we can do this is to constantly challenge ourselves.  Not only physically in the ...

The Gradual Normalization of Mental Health

Mental health is an increasingly relevant topic. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five American adults experience a mental health issue in their life time. Moreover, additional sources note that in a yearly period, one in 10 young adults experience a period of major depression ...

Vicarious Trauma

When we experience overwhelming volumes of information—especially information that holds an emotional charge—our bodies, minds, and spirit adapt to help us cope. At times, the way we cope may help in the moment but may have negative long-term results. While there are signs you or a person you know may ...

L-P-C What?

Defining the Difference Between an LPC and an LPC-Intern I was working as an administrator for a non-profit counseling group before, during, and after my master’s work. Spending time in this role gave me some great insight into the common misconceptions about the field of counseling.    One of the ...
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Caring for the Mess-Maker

My toddler recently got the stomach bug. Even worse, he projectile vomited all over the rug in front of a friend that was at my house for the first time. Later that day, I was giving him a bath without having first finished cleaning up all of the accidents around the ...

Family Tradition

Growing up, my favorite holiday tradition was heading to the Hallmark store and picking out a new ornament for the Christmas tree. I still remember the first ornament I got to pick out. It’s a cute little fox standing on its hind legs, holding a golden 1996. I can’t tell ...

The Silent Killer

The UK began a campaign to combat obesity, heart disease, and depression in 2011. This campaign was not centralized around medication, physical activity or any other individualistic endeavor.  UK’s Campaign to End Loneliness is one battling what many health professionals believe to be one of the largest health concerns of ...
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