1. Treating Your Depression

    Life is full of ups and downs, and there is no way to predict what tomorrow may hold. One day the sun is shining, and the next is cast in a gloomy grey. Depression can hit unexpectedly, whether you know the root cause or not, and leave you feeling like you’re swimming upstream, alone and afraid. When experiencing this feeling of desolation, every part of your daily routine is affected. Your favo…Read More

  2. The Benefits of Therapy

    Life is a strange and unpredictable thing. Like a roller coaster in the dark, you are unaware of what twists and turns are coming your way. One moment you might be riding high only to be sent into a sudden and unexpected descent. It’s important to know that you don’t have to be alone on this ride. Not only do you have friends and family ready to buckle in, but you also have the option to see a…Read More

  3. Managing Emotions During The Holidays

    The holidays are always advertised as the happiest time of the year, but this isn’t the case for everyone. The amount of activities, celebrations and overall energy of this time of the year is something that can bring up a lot of raw emotions, both good and bad, that can overwhelm an individual. At the office of Wendy Iglehart, we help quite a few people through the difficult times that they fac…Read More

  4. Bow — “less”

    Currently, I experience a resistance to join the blog community without a neat bow to provide a thoughtful message.  Many times a patient has attended a session believing there wasn't much to say or even offer to me.  Frankly, I empathize with this notion.  Then a thought occurred to me -- I would still prepare a delicious meal to enjoy by myself.  Why would I deprive myself the pleasure of jo…Read More

  5. Laughter Is the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

    Face muscle soreness, shortness of breath, redden face, tears streaming out of the eyes, mucus running out of the nose, coughing, bladder threatening to release urine, and stomach muscle achiness.  Does this sound like fun to you?  When the traits of laughter are presented, it appears rather odd that I love to laugh.  Maybe the joy of laughter is generational. My grandmother would be scolded by…Read More

  6. Celebrating Suicide Prevention

    The rates of suicide deaths have raised over the last ten years, immensely. This is an area that we are never excited to see growth in, and as a counselor, one that we do our absolute best to minimize. The month of September celebrates two mental health holidays that support the battle against depression. During the month, you will notice that there is both a Suicide Prevention Week as well as a S…Read More

  7. Childhood Depression

    Most of us like to think back on when we were kids and lament of how easy it was, the freedom of being young and the lack of real responsibilities. The truth of the matter is that young people suffer from depression and it is a condition that is absolutely treatable. Identifying depression in children can sometimes be difficult as the actual issue may manifest itself in a different way, such as an…Read More

  8. Battle of the Super Bug

    "Hi, Shannon.  It's Wendy again.  (deep sign) Reagan's sick again after a few good days of feeling better.  Not sure if I should bring her back in or if the doc wants to call me." "Oh, no.  Poor Reagan.  Let me take message.  Tell me what's going on."  (I'll spare you the gruesome gastro details.) The vet called me back within an hour sharing her disappointment about Reagan's relapse of sym…Read More

  9. Casualties of War

    In the field of mental health it is easy to forget that some issues are completely hidden. There are thousands who suffer in silence without ever getting the help that they need, this is particularly true of our veterans. The unique trauma that is caused during war is measured years after the soldier's return. It is not uncommon for a relative of a World War II veteran to say that the war was not …Read More

  10. Welcome!

    Welcome to Wendy Iglehart Psychotherapy! Thank you for visiting! Please take a moment to look through the services we offer. It is my mission to assist in your mental health needs. We all need someone to talk to at different points in our lives. We want to supply a safe, caring and non-judgemental environment in order to enhance your emotional wellbeing. At Wendy Iglehart Psychotherapy we believe …Read More