Be Your Own Sunshine: changing your environment and what’s going on inside of you

"You cannot expect to meet new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change." Les Brown Sometimes you have to be your own sunshine. We can't fully control our environment and what's going on around us, but we can change what's going on within us. Ugly weather, pandemic, dealing with grief, loss, depression, … Continue reading Be Your Own Sunshine: changing your environment and what’s going on inside of you

General Care Practitioners Are Not Mental Health Professionals

General care practitioners (GCP, I'll refer to it as) aren't mental health professionals although people, myself included, have visited their GCP for a mental health concern. Fortunately, we're moving away from this trend as more people are learning and understanding that they should see a mental health care professional to address their concerns. As a … Continue reading General Care Practitioners Are Not Mental Health Professionals

What Happens if I Don’t Know What to Talk about in Therapy?

Don't be afraid to ask your therapist questions. "What happens if I don't know what to talk about in therapy?" is a common question that people are afraid to ask their therapist. Your therapist would be happy to answer this question, and others, so ask away. Let me provide an answer to this one... A … Continue reading What Happens if I Don’t Know What to Talk about in Therapy?

What I Mean When I Ask, “Have You Considered Seeing a Counselor?”

When I ask, "Have you considered seeing a counselor?" I'm not saying, "You're so messed up only a professional can help you." What I'm saying is: have you considered that you're worthy of an unbiased, safe and productive opportunity to process your experiences? About Counseling https://finishstrongercounseling.com/2020/01/29/things-to-know-about-professional-counselors/ https://finishstrongercounseling.com/2020/03/03/what-i-do-as-a-therapist/ https://finishstrongercounseling.com/2020/12/08/myths-about-telemental-health/ https://finishstrongercounseling.com/2020/12/22/mental-health-therapy-what-people-think-it-is-vs-what-it-actually-is/ How to Find the Right Counselor … Continue reading What I Mean When I Ask, “Have You Considered Seeing a Counselor?”

Are You Feeling Anxious About Going to Counseling? Online Counseling Can Help

If you're feeling anxious about meeting in-office with a mental health professional, try teletherapy. Research shows that teletherapy is equally effective as in-office therapy. People can still learn about anxiety and how to best manage it. Teletherapy can be done in the comfort of your home. It's convenience is beneficial in other ways, like not … Continue reading Are You Feeling Anxious About Going to Counseling? Online Counseling Can Help

Emergency Contacts, Lifelines, and Suicide Prevention Information and Resources

Suicide statistics in the U.S. • Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. for all ages. (CDC) • Everyday, approximately 123 Americans die by suicide. (CDC) • There is one death by suicide in the U.S. every 12 minutes. (CDC) • Depression affects 20-25% of Americans ages 18+ in a given … Continue reading Emergency Contacts, Lifelines, and Suicide Prevention Information and Resources

Live Now

One way to lift your spirits (taken from the book High Hopes by Patrick Lindsay) "'Live Now'Refuse to let time dictate your day. Lose track of it. Immerse yourself in whatever you're doing. Surrender yourself to the activity. Commit your full attention. Notice the difference." ~ Patrick Lindsay "The happiest of all lives is a … Continue reading Live Now

You Will Keep Going

If you need support, reach out to a counselor, don't hesitate. Most counselors are providing teletherapy now. You don't have to leave your home and it is easy to get started. I specialize in telemental health. Contact me if you are a resident of Pennsylvania and would like to talk. Keep going! Learn about teletherapy … Continue reading You Will Keep Going

Taking Care of Your Emotional Health During a Disaster

Information from the CDC on taking care of your emotional health during a disaster.A few steps that you can follow: Take care of your body.Connect with others.Take breaks.Stay informed.Avoid too much exposure to the news.Seek help when needed. Common signs of distress to look for: Feelings of numbness, disbelief, anxiety or fear.Changes in appetite, energy … Continue reading Taking Care of Your Emotional Health During a Disaster

Plant-Based Mental Health Counselor (and Plant-Based Doctors Directory)

Are you looking for a plant-based doctor or professional guidance on going plant-based? Visit Plant-Based Doctors to find the right healthcare professional for you! Plant-based counselor Did you know that I'm a plant-based counselor? I've been vegan for years, and I greatly care about being proactive towards my health and the environment. I strive to … Continue reading Plant-Based Mental Health Counselor (and Plant-Based Doctors Directory)