Change

Managing New Job Stress

Starting a new job can be exciting, but also may cause some stress and anxiety. This is natural. It can be difficult transitioning from a familiar place and co-workers you may have bonded with. You may be uncertain of whether you will click with your new co-workers or perform to your supervisor’s expectations. Navigating these…

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The Power of Grit

Why is GRIT important? Angela Duckworth, a psychologist and researcher who studies grit, defines it as passion and perseverance for long-term and meaningful goals.  Grit is your stick-to-itness.  It is your ability to persist when things get tough because that thing matters to you.  It’s about finding something you are passionate about and staying with…

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Understanding Negative Emotions

(9/30/22) As therapists, we encourage positive self-talk We encourage doing things that make you happy, and becoming your most authentic self. While all of these things are wonderful, we also need to address the other side of things; Negative emotions happen even when we are doing well in our mental health journey. When we are…

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Invisible Disabilities

(9/6/22) Do you ever feel as though your life experience is not very well understood by others? Do you have a medical, physical, or mental condition that is not obvious to the outside world? We all are familiar with the handicapped parking signs in front of many places that we frequent, such as grocery stores…

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Is there a new normal yet?

(6/15/22) At the beginning of the pandemic life as we knew it abruptly changed, with little time to mentally prepare for those changes. Anytime there is change, it creates a new opportunity to define what “normal,” is for us. Many believe grief is only related to a person we care about who has passed away,…

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Boundaries 

(May 5, 2022) Boundaries should be a part of every relationship Especially healthy relationships. Practicing healthy communication patterns and clearly setting boundaries is a large part of what helps people to grow and find peace in their relationships with others and themselves. In her book, “Set Boundaries Find Peace”, Nedra Glover Tawwab dives into what…

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A Beginners Guide to Radical Acceptance

(March 21, 2022) You are awake and it’s 2:03 in the morning. Your alarm is set to go off at 6 am. You say to yourself “ok, if I fall asleep right NOW I can get 3 hours and 57 minutes of sleep” How do you feel? Anxious? Stressed about the following day? Not a…

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First Responders Need Support Too 

(March 3, 2022) A little about me:  A therapist once told me, “You can have another career.” I was not so sure of that considering I was in my early 40’s. I had a career in law enforcement for 17 years that ended when I went on disability for a duty related injury.  As with…

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Is It Time to Break Up with Your Therapist?

(February 16, 2022) Therapy, at its core, is a relationship. You meet with someone regularly and they help you work through some of your most personal and painful experiences. They help you cope with your moods, help you get resources, and provide you with a model for what relationships can look like. The difference between…

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Online vs. Traditional Therapy

(January 5, 2022) Online vs Traditional Therapy If you are a consumer of media, you are likely familiar with online therapy platforms. At first glance, there does not seem to be a downside. What are the benefits and drawbacks to traditional therapy? What can traditional therapy do, that online therapy cannot?  Let’s break down some…

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