Reasons Why You or Someone You Love Struggles With Addiction

August 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

I just watched an amazing TED talk on the Power of Addiction. Dr. Gabor Mates does an excellent job of explaining what many people have wondered, and that is, why addiction occurs. Many clients struggle with this. It’s so interesting and sad to see the addict’s brain at work. The person knows cognitively that the [...]

5 Ways to Practice Mindfulness

August 7th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Do you know that mindfulness is a wonderful tool for stress reduction, and that you can do it any time, any place? You may even wonder what it is all about. It is about being present and in the moment. For when you are truly in the moment, there is no room for you to [...]

How to Deal With People Who Create Chaos

July 25th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Do you have people in your life who create chaos or push your buttons? Have you ever thought about the boundaries in your relationships? My guess is, probably not. Or perhaps you are a self-aware person, just for clicking on this blog. Boundaries occur in all of our relationships. You may wonder how they form [...]

You Think You Have An Eating Disorder: Now What?

July 17th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

What does treatment for an eating disorder look like? Perhaps you think you may have one and are a little worried about taking the next step. Here are some things that will you therapist will do. Intake interview This is the first thing that occurs when a person comes into a therapist’s office for treatment [...]

7 Characteristics Of People With Eating Disorders

July 10th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

  Many people wonder why some people develop eating disorders and others don’t. Perhaps you have some of the known characteristics, yet you did not get one. Of course there is the interplay between nature and nurture. Some people may be more genetically predisposed to have an eating disorder. Click here if you missed last [...]

7 Signs You Have An Eating Disorder

July 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Are you worried that you may have an eating disorder? Often times an eating disorder can begin with a diet that has gone too far. Perhaps you need to lose a few pounds, or even quite a bit of weight. As you do so, people begin to notice. They tell you that you look good. [...]

How to Suvive a Party With Social Anxiety

June 25th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Do you dread going to parties or other social interactions? Does the thought of it riddle you with anxiety? Is it exhausting for you to attend them? If so, you may have social anxiety. You probably don't realize that someone else may feel the same way you do. It’s easy to look around and assume that [...]

People Pleaser

June 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Are you a people pleaser? Do you find it hard to say no? Do you fear that people won’t like you if you don’t do what they ask? If so, you are not alone. There are many people who would fit that mold. There certainly are pros and cons of being a people pleaser. The [...]