Anxiety affects all of us at some point in our lives. It can be something that we have propensity towards based on history or a specific situation that lets our brain know that something isn’t right. It is usually based in fear. We fear that something bad is about to … [Read more...] about Anxiety Responses: Fight, Flight, or Freeze
Fear is a usual suspect when we have anxiety. As much as anxiety is deemed a mental thing, it surfaces in many physical ways. Everything from feeling lightheaded and tingles, to having full on chest pain and trouble breathing. And many more symptoms in between the … [Read more...] about How to Control Fear and Anxiety in Our Changing Health Climate
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?