Avoidance is common and yet it is one of the worst habits or coping styles we use. It offers the promise of temporary peace but ultimately makes our future that much harder. Short-term gain for inevitable long-term pain. Why is this such a common problem? There are many reasons … [Read more...] about The Cost of Avoidance and How to Stop Sabotaging Yourself
Almost everyone who comes through my office hears me say “A belief is just a belief, a thought is just a thought, an emotion is just an emotion. Just because I believe something does not make it true. Just because I think something does not make it true. Just because I feel … [Read more...] about Healthy Discernment
Finding a new counselor can be confusing, to say the least. There are all kinds of different licenses, specializations, theories, approaches, the list goes on… How the heck are you supposed to decipher all of the different varieties of information you see on the internet? We … [Read more...] about How to Find a Counselor
Anxiety can be a beast to deal with. It can masquerade as stress, control, worry, or anger; and shows up as headaches, stomach pain, hypertension, and sleeplessness. It might be difficult to read if symptoms are medical, or a persistent and unrelenting bout of anxiety. Anxiety is … [Read more...] about Why Won’t My Anxiety Go Away?
In last week’s blog we talked about how the Coronavirus pandemic has collectively and individually thrown our equilibrium off, our nervous systems are probably freaking out, and why it’s important to understand what’s happening in our bodies physically, mentally and emotionally. … [Read more...] about Practical Ways to Regulate in Quarantine
There’s no need to explain to you the extent of chaos going on around us right now. Most of us are painfully aware of the ins and outs of how the coronavirus is impacting us personally and our world collectively. So today, we won’t get into that. Instead, let’s talk … [Read more...] about Why You’re Not Thriving in Quarantine