Category Archives: Updates

Change the Way You Look at Introverts

Here’s a great clip that helps you better understand the difference between introverts and extroverts. […] Continue reading

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How Do You Define Yourself?

Listen to how Lizzie Velasquez explains how she defines herself:[…] Continue reading

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The Power of Empathy

So many people don’t understand what empathy is. I know many of my clients have experienced a need for empathy and all you got was judgment and told what to do. Most people just want to be heard and understood. […] Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season for Drinking Too Much!

Now that the Holiday season is upon us, many of us are invited to parties that serve alcohol. The last party I attended I was with a co-worker who drank a little too much and made some statements they would later regret.[…] Continue reading

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Depression and the Holidays

We want the perfect family gathering where everyone laughs, gets along and make lasting memories of joyous fun. Unfortunately, reality sets in and people are stressed because they are overworked, underpaid and trying to make the holidays a wonderful experience for all. […] Continue reading

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Anxiety: A Personal Perspective

I’ve battled anxiety for many years. The emotional and mental distress that I have experienced has kept me from living life fully, and at times has stopped me from making decisions, has crippled my confidence, and even distorted my thinking. It wasn’t until these past couple of years, when my struggles almost paralyzed me, that I learned the most about myself and about managing and overcoming the monster of anxiety and fear. Continue reading

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Buying a Gun is Easier than Getting Mental Health Care

As a mental health care professional, I am passionate about my profession and what it can do to help people not only in crisis but in preventing a crisis. Since the recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, I am horrified by the state of our current mental health care system and am reminded there are many Adam Lanza’s among us not being treated.[…] Continue reading

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: How Can You Help?

Part of my counseling involves working with combat veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Both culturally and medically, we have long seen PTSD as arising from a single, identifiable disruption.[…] Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Parenting Resolution

Many moms and dads make a sweeping resolution to be better parents at the start of each new year. However, if you forgo this tradition, then you will likely be doing yourself a favor by saving yourself from guilt later. Why? […] Continue reading

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Your Thinking has Power Over What You Do

When I was young I would sit in my room and think for hours. My thoughts, although silent were always with me. What I didn’t know then that I wish I knew now was the power my thoughts had over my life. […] Continue reading

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