Body Image Journal Prompt for Athletes

JOURNAL PROMPT Write about your story with body image. Include how you have worked through and continue to work through challenges related to it. You may write about this however you'd like. As a female athlete, I did this prompt myself, I found it easy to do it in a timeline, beginning with when I … Continue reading Body Image Journal Prompt for Athletes

Primary Care Physicians Are Not Mental Health Professionals

Primary care physicians (PCP) aren't mental health professionals although people, myself included, have visited their PCP 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 society, we're increasing our awareness … Continue reading Primary Care Physicians Are Not Mental Health Professionals

How To Get The Most Out Of Counseling

Things that you can do to get the most out of counseling: 1. Be picky about who you work with and make sure that they're a good fit. Find someone who you see yourself talking with and who specializes in what you need support with. Check out how to find the right counselor here. 2. … Continue reading How To Get The Most Out Of Counseling

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?

How I Reshaped My Relationship to My Life-Threatening Encounter with a Cougar

FKT, Unsupported, Women's Record We all experience scary events, some are traumatic, terrifying, and shake us to our core. If it was a traumatic event, it literally reshapes both body and brain. A small way to address this reaction is to change your relationship or the way that you think about the traumatic event. Trauma … Continue reading How I Reshaped My Relationship to My Life-Threatening Encounter with a Cougar

Live Now and Lift Your Spirits with “High Hopes”

High Hopes by Patrick Lindsay is a book that contains simple suggestions, supported by quotes of wisdom. It encourages us to slow down and make small changes. To live moment by moment. We have the power to change our lives. I love this little book for myself and the people I work with. "Live NowRefuse … Continue reading Live Now and Lift Your Spirits with “High Hopes”

Depression – When and Where to Reach Out

Whetstone Ridge Trail, VA If you need support with depression, reach out to a counselor, don't hesitate. Asking for help can be really, really hard. People who live with depression (major depressive disorder) may feel alone, making it harder to reach out. PsychCentral has an article on 10 Ways to Ask for Help When Depressed. … Continue reading Depression – When and Where to Reach Out

Plant-Based Doctors Directory (Did you know that I’m a plant-based counselor?)

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! I'm a 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 … Continue reading Plant-Based Doctors Directory (Did you know that I’m a plant-based counselor?)

How to Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals

How to set goals Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Time-based This is important framework for creating any goal, short-term or long-term. I keep this structure in mind when helping people set goals and intentions. We work smart ▪︎ We are specific ▪︎ We look at the details of the desired outcome ▪︎ We talk about what … Continue reading How to Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Mental Health Books and Resources (for mental health professionals)

I ordered a few card decks and workbooks to grow my practice from PESI. Do you use any of these? What's your favorite or go-to worksheet? Watch my fun unboxing video below. https://youtu.be/DZtzCl-y96s Please support my YouTube channel by liking, sharing and subscribing. Books & Resources Train Your Brain Card Deck by Dr. Jennifer Sweeton … Continue reading Mental Health Books and Resources (for mental health professionals)