Get Through Life’s Difficult Transitions

Transition means change, and change is constant. When life asks us to transition, it is asking us to reexamine our current situation, and then to grow. We must continue to develop and grow. Transitions are challenging to us, but are also beneficial. Adjusting to change can be highly stressful and sometimes we experience symptoms of … Continue reading Get Through Life’s Difficult Transitions

Everyday Mental Health Rituals

Check out this list of supportive mental health rituals. Are you already doing any of these? If these are new to you, choose any two and begin to add them into your daily routine. While completing a ritual, take a mindfulness approach and practice being aware and non-judgmental in the present moment. Acknowledge and absorb … Continue reading Everyday Mental Health Rituals

Why Don’t We Take a Shot?

Why don’t we take a shot? We miss opportunities in life when we pass on them. This can be at work, like if we decide to stay quiet in a meeting because you question whether or not what you have to say is valuable information. What if what you have to say is more valuable … Continue reading Why Don’t We Take a Shot?

Open Path Psychotherapy Collective – Affordable mental health services

Are you looking for affordable mental health care? About Open Path THERAPY WITHIN REACH means affordable and empathetic care for people and families in need. If you cannot afford current market rates for therapy or if you lack adequate healthinsurance coverage, Open Path is there for you. Their sliding scale rates—$40-70 per session—allow clients access … Continue reading Open Path Psychotherapy Collective – Affordable mental health services

9 Habits that Boost Your Mood

Have you been feeling depressed or lost? By developing some healthy habits you can alter your mood for the better. The 9 habits in this video are small steps that you can take, plus little research tidbits. 1. Practice gratitude2. Give compliments3. Experience and go with the flow4. Savor the little moments5. Exercise6. Get enough … Continue reading 9 Habits that Boost Your Mood

4 FAQ about Shannon’s Counseling Services

Shannon Mick, NCC, LPC How participatory are you during sessions? I participate in every session. There are times where the client does most of the talking and they find it very helpful. There are also times when I talk more because I'm teaching or sharing valuable information. How long should I commit to being in … Continue reading 4 FAQ about Shannon’s Counseling Services

12 Types of Cognitive Distortions

Cognitive distortions are irrational thoughts that can trigger our emotions. Everyone experiences cognitive distortions, but after a certain degree of experiencing them, they can become harmful. You might have heard the phrase, “you are what you think,” or the quote by Henry Ford, “whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” Our … Continue reading 12 Types of Cognitive Distortions

3 Things that You Can Easily Do for Yourself as a Busy Stay-at-Home Parent

https://youtu.be/9XhMLqAz5j4 Subscribe to my YouTube channel There are three things that you can easily do for yourself as a busy, stay-at-home parent. Some of us are prone to take on more than we can handle. We may experience nagging worries or anxiety around accomplishing to-do lists. Lastly, some of us are way too hard on … Continue reading 3 Things that You Can Easily Do for Yourself as a Busy Stay-at-Home Parent

Why I Became a Christian Counselor (and not an engineer)

I became a professional Christian counselor because God has created me with the characteristics and talents that it takes to be a great counselor. I recognized these characteristics when I was a teenager, as friends would often come to me for support or advice. My friends felt that I was a good listener and a … Continue reading Why I Became a Christian Counselor (and not an engineer)

Gardening Improves Mental Health

Some people love gardening, they love getting in the dirt, being outside, the cultivating, and the rewards. Our ancestors' ancestors' succeeded through working the land. That positive behavior and impact on our reward systems is there and ready to be used. Even for novice gardeners, gardening improves mental health. Research reflects that there's a possible … Continue reading Gardening Improves Mental Health