Self-Care and Coping Strategies for Today’s World

Self-Care means taking time to do the things you find enjoyable, relaxing, or energizing. It also means taking care of yourself. Self-care can be defined as any healthy, deliberate activity intended to nourish your mental, emotional, and/or physical wellbeing. In order to make self-care a habit, it is important to make it a priority. The first step in self-care is...[ read more ]

Nature for the Soul and Mental Well-Being

In honor of Earth Day, I thought it might be fitting to talk about the role of nature in promoting mental health. Nature stirs our souls and imagination and brings beauty to our everyday lives. But it turns out, nature also brings a slew of benefits to our mental and physical health. Anyone who knows me well, know that I...[ read more ]

The Power of Vulnerability

We live in a society that rewards those with boldness. We are taught from a young age that it’s good to face our fears, for doing so is often the catalyst for powerful and lasting change. And yet, how many of us allow ourselves to be vulnerable? Think of the amount of courage it takes to allow yourself to be...[ read more ]

Dealing With the Unexpected

When facing the unknown, it's hard to stop and regroup. For many of us this can lead to stress, anxiety and depression. So what can we do? Keep it in perspective. Life isn't always fair and you have no control when unexpected things might happen; However, you can control how best to respond when confronted with difficult circumstances. Acknowledge your...[ read more ]

Tips for Surviving the Holiday Season

Holiday stress, Christmas

For many people, Christmas and the holiday season are a happy and joyous time, enriched by reuniting with family and friends. But year's end can also be very stressful. For a variety of reasons, many of us find ourselves alone for the holidays. If you find yourself in this position, consider what you might do to make the most of...[ read more ]

Grief: When will I Start Feeling Better?

One of the most devastating experiences we must endure in life is grieving the loss of a loved one. Although we have the knowledge that everyone will eventually die, and we logically understand the finality of death, no amount of information can prepare us for the devastation of the actual experience. Losing someone we love can be overwhelming. Trying to...[ read more ]

Coping with Grief Through Christian Counseling

I often receive phone calls and emails from perspective clients interested in exploring Christian counseling and what that might entail. As a licensed professional counselor I offer a wide variety of treatment options, including Christian counseling for those interested in integrating his or her faith into their counseling experience. Additionally, I offer traditional psychotherapy treatment for individuals not interested in...[ read more ]

How To Navigate Challenging Life Transitions

When we’re young, life transitions are fun and empowering. We go from crawling to walking, walking to running. We start with training wheels but soon no longer need them. As we age we graduate into higher grades and become more independent. But as adults, life transitions can feel not so fun and far from empowering, because life transitions can often...[ read more ]

Celebrating BIPOC Mental Health Month

July is BIPOC mental health month. The event was established in 2008 as the Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in an effort to create awareness of the unique struggles faced by underrepresented groups in the United States. Campbell was an author, teacher, and mental health advocate with a mission to shine a light on the mental...[ read more ]

Telehealth: The Key to the Future!

Telehealth, virtual counseling

A little over a year ago, due to the pandemic, many therapists and counselors we’re scrambling to figure out the best way to continue what we love to do: Offer our clients online counseling sessions in an effort to help them to continue to make progress while at the same time abide by the social distancing guidelines to flatten the...[ read more ]

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