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 session work. • Learning and practicing coping strategies. • Working on becoming less … Continue reading What People Think Therapy is vs What it Actually is
Month: December 2020
Myths You Need to Know about Online Mental Health Care
Myths about online mental health care Here are 5 myths about online mental health care. Telemental health is too new It 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 … Continue reading Myths You Need to Know about Online Mental Health Care
Mirror Work Activity How to Get In-Touch with Yourself
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 How to Get In-Touch with Yourself
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. Writing to your past self helps us acknowledge and process how things have changed and how we have grown over time. Once we identify what we … 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 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 go … Continue reading Struggling to Remain Strong for too Long?
Mindful Breathing Exercise for When You’re Feeling Stressed and Anxious
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 for When You’re Feeling Stressed and Anxious
“Make it Happen” – Inspiration for Taking Action
A collection of inspiring thoughts and tips for taking action. 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 you use that to make … Continue reading “Make it Happen” – Inspiration for Taking Action
The Best Positive Affirmation?
Personally, I feel the best positive affirmation 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 overwhelming tension. In reality, I don't need any of these things. When I practice living in the moment, and tell myself that … Continue reading The Best Positive Affirmation?
About 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 About Person-Centered Perspective in Counseling