1. Confronting Your Anger

    It is completely normal and healthy to experience anger throughout your life. Whether it is directed at the bumper-to-bumper traffic on your way to work, or at your pet for relieving itself on the carpet, it happens. We have all experienced it, whether it be a small frustration or full on fury, and we will all experience it again. However, when you lose control to anger and it takes the reigns of …Read More

  2. 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

  3. Knowing When It’s Time to Seek Couples Therapy

    Relationships are a beautiful thing. When you find someone that makes you feel like you can truly be yourself around, nothing else seems to matter. Colors appear more vivid, food is more appetizing, and the music you listen to finds its way through your bones and warms your soul. Each morning you’re excited to grow closer to them. Life is good. But love isn’t an easy thing to maintain. After a…Read More

  4. Resolve

    Did you make a New Year's resolution? A fresh start. Goals. New year of reflections, past and future. I couldn't wait for 2016 to finish. In hindsight, I can't recall a time when I longed for a particular year to remain. Last year, I hired a marketing company to boost my cyber presence and business. Started a blog. Considered firing my supervision group and leaving my church, maybe even converting…Read More

  5. I’m Gonna Disappoint You and Be OK with It

    "Is there a way you can make the call while on vacation next week?"  asks my colleague,  "I'll miss your laughter and contribution to group." Immediately, I sense being attacked and ready to defend.  I wanted to protect myself from feeling mortified and ashamed.  Plus, I believed I needed to protect my colleague from my decision to enjoy my time on vacation instead of satisfying her with my pr…Read More

  6. Symptoms of an Anxiety Disorder

    Anxiety is something that almost all of us experience at one point or another, but determining whether or not the anxiety that you’re experiencing is diagnosable as an anxiety disorder, or if it’s something that will in fact pass, is a little more difficult. For each individual, the signs of an anxiety disorder are different, just as the triggers of these emotions are. If you’re uncertain as…Read More

  7. 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