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Anger Management 101

Anger is a normal human emotion, and anger management isn’t about getting rid of anger. It’s about expressing it a healthy and effective manner. If you have problems controlling your temper, are told that you are a hothead, or have lost jobs or relationships due to your anger, this blog is for you. Anger can [...]

By | August 7th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Anger Management 101

The Many Faces of Grief

Grief is a painful and necessary part of life. It affects all of us whether we like it or not. Perhaps your first experience with grief may have been the loss of a pet, or with a breakup in a relationship. Today’s blog will be about the grief of a family member and all that [...]

By | July 30th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on The Many Faces of Grief

Toughen Up: Are You a Highly Sensitive Person?

I recently heard of a new term called the highly sensitive person. It made me think of various clients that I had, as well as recognize some of the traits in myself. The person who had done research and written books on this topic is Elaine Aron. You might qualify as a highly sensitive person, [...]

By | July 17th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Toughen Up: Are You a Highly Sensitive Person?

Do You Spend Too Much Time Alone?

The need for human connection is ingrained in all of us, as it helps us survive as a species. Humans are social creatures and need to be with others. However, we all like to be alone at times. These needs vary from person to person. Some people like a lot of time alone, others don’t [...]

By | July 9th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Do You Spend Too Much Time Alone?

Why Everyone Should Get Tested for HIV

June 27th is National HIV Testing Day Do you have any concerns that you may have HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)? Or do you assume that you are HIV negative because you don't fall into a high risk group. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), everyone who is between the ages of [...]

By | June 25th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Why Everyone Should Get Tested for HIV

How To Cope With An Eating Disorder In College

When you think of going off to college, it can be very exciting, as well as very scary. You will be leaving all your current support systems. Many people transition and are easily able to find new support systems. However, if you currently have, or in the past have struggled with mental illness, then going [...]

By | June 19th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on How To Cope With An Eating Disorder In College

What Does It Mean To Be a Father?

Since Father’s Day is right around the corner, I thought it would be apropos for this weeks blog. What comes up for you as you think of your father? Many mixed emotions may come up. My wish for you is that you have warm and reassuring thoughts when you think of yours. Hopefully he was [...]

By | June 12th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on What Does It Mean To Be a Father?

How To Relax When the World Won’t Let You

Learning to relax is something we all need to do. Life and work are stressful. Many of us go through our days with a list of tasks that never end. It is important to recharge your batteries, as even the energizer bunny will wear out. In addition, it is important for you to take care [...]

By | June 4th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on How To Relax When the World Won’t Let You

6 Easy Steps To Improve Your Mood

Do you feel sad or depressed? If so, there are many different things you can do to improve your mood. Perhaps these exercises will help. If not, you may want to seek help from a mental health professional, as therapy has been shown to be effective. These tips come from a workbook by Lawrence E. [...]

By | May 30th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on 6 Easy Steps To Improve Your Mood

10 Tips For Dealing With The Aftermath of School Shootings

As the number of school shootings continues to increase, you may have a whole host of overwhelming and conflicting emotions. These are all normal. Since the latest shooting was in our own backyard, I wanted to focus on ways to cope. No one knows how to deal with the senselessness of these crimes. I obviously [...]

By | May 22nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on 10 Tips For Dealing With The Aftermath of School Shootings