Mental health therapy: what people think it is vs. what it actually is

Mental health therapy: what people think it is vs. what it actually is. What people think it is: • Talking to a therapist about problems. What it actually is: • Talking to a therapist about problems. • Making changes to thoughts and behaviors. • Psychoeducation. • Building awareness of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. • Between … Continue reading Mental health therapy: what people think it is vs. what it actually is

Myths about Telemental Health

• Telemental health is too new. Telemental health has actually been around for several years. • Telemental health is only for the underserved and those who live in rural areas. Anyone can use telemental health. It saves travel time, gas money, and can more easily fit into a busy schedule. • You miss out on … Continue reading Myths about Telemental Health

Mirror Work Activity

This mirror work activity will increase self-awareness and promote personal growth. Looking in the mirror, state to yourself: "I love you." "I'm sorry." "Forgive me." "Thank you." While looking at yourself in the mirror and stating these things, pay attention to your non-verbal body language, the tone and speed of your voice, and the thoughts … Continue reading Mirror Work Activity

What Advice Would You Give Your Past Self?

Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your past self? Answer this question by either journaling it out or writing your past self a letter. Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your past self? Advice to myself • Don't stress over the small stuff. • Don't worry about … Continue reading What Advice Would You Give Your Past Self?

Struggling to Remain Strong for too Long?

Depression, anxiety, and panic attacks are signs that you should ask for help It is important to be able to recognize the symptoms of depression, anxiety, and panic attacks in ourselves. When we experience these symptoms frequently, for longer than a few weeks, it is time to ask for help. Take action. We tend to … Continue reading Struggling to Remain Strong for too Long?

Mindful Breathing Exercise

When you feel stressed or anxious, have you been mindful of your breathing? Notice if you're holding your breath, taking shallow breaths, or breathing too quickly. Take control of your breathing by trying a short breathing exercise: Lay, sit, or stand comfortably, with good posture to allow yourself to breathe easily. If you're laying or … Continue reading Mindful Breathing Exercise

“Make it Happen”

A collection of thoughts and tips for taking action, here we go! thoughts and tips We talk about negative things way too much... Break the habit by finding the good in your day and share it with others. Fun fact: all photos were taken by Shannon while trail running What are you passionate about? Can … Continue reading “Make it Happen”

Favorite Positive Affirmation?

What's your favorite positive affirmation, right now? Mine is, "I have everything I need." I tend to feel like I need MORE (belongings, money, approval from others, etc.) and it can create anxiety and tension. I don't actually need any of these things. When I practice living in the moment and tell myself that I … Continue reading Favorite Positive Affirmation?

Person-Centered Perspective in Counseling

I use the person-centered perspective when working with clients because it is so important to keep WHO that person is in mind when helping them figure out what they need and how to reach their goals. A person needs an empowering environment, meaningful relationships, a champion for change, proper facilitation and coordination, and agreed achievements … Continue reading Person-Centered Perspective in Counseling