Mental Health

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

The end of a relationship is complicated. In some way or another your future, present, and past have collided together all at once. You may find yourself anxious about the future or in a stale mate from the past. Getting help may be necessary to help you live in the ...

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 ...
Giving 100% Amy Wine, Cypress, TX

Life Balance versus Giving 100%

Life Balance Imagine you have an empty cup and that you could fill it with five different kinds of juice to make a fancy juice blend. Now, pretend the 5 juices are work, family, self-care, spirituality, etc. Now, pretend that the cup represents you. If you tried to dump all of ...
Learning To Say “No”, Amy Wine, Cypress, Texas

Learning To Say “No”

“Sure, I’ll help you with that.” “Yes, I’ll do that for you.”  “No problem at all.”  “No, I don’t mind.” Does this sound familiar to you?  Are you always saying “yes” when you really want to say, “Are you kidding me? I don’t have time for that! There are only ...
Practicing Gratitude, Cypress Texas

Practicing Gratitude

Since 2013, my husband and I have had the tradition of keeping what we call a “Good Things Jar.” In January, we pick out a new jar and decorate it with the year. Of course you can create your jar any time of the year.  Throughout the year, we use ...
Eating Disorders are not just a Female Issue, Cypress, Texas

Eating Disorders are Not Just a Female Issue

  The National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) explains that although eating disorders impact those in all genders, socioeconomic statuses, and racial groups the “stereotypical person with anorexia nervosa is a rich, white, adolescent girl” (National Eating Disorder Association[NEDA], 2016). This stereotype can discourage others who do not fit the stereotypical ...
Dating Your Spouse on the Cheap

Dating Your Spouse on a Budget

Fanning the flame of desire in your marriage doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg it can be fun and stay in budget!  Date nights (or days) are about connection and intimacy, not spending the money you should be paying your light bill with.  Dinner and a ...

Steps to Fighting Fair

Typically, when couples disagree, a calm conversation is all that is needed to find common ground and resolve the situation. After all, contrary to popular belief, it is completely HEALTHY and NORMAL to have disagreements in relationships. In fact, disagreements are necessary in order for you to grow as a ...
3 Common Myths of Christian Counseling

3 Common Myths of Christian Counseling

Some people might want to see a Christian Counselor because it resonates with their belief system, but what should you expect? Are we going to just read the Bible together? Will they judge me? Are they just going to tell me to pray about it? Let’s look at 3 of the ...
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