Will You Finish Stronger Today?

"Finish Stronger" Finishing stronger is one of my unspoken daily goals. It's not written on a to-do list, but it is in the back of my mind. At the end of the day, I feel satisfied with my accomplishments. "Finish Stronger" is a part of a growth mindset. I aim to finish my day or … Continue reading Will You Finish Stronger Today?

How to follow through when you’re not automatically good at something

I wasn't always good at weight lifting, I enjoyed it, and knew that it played an important role in my health, but it can be difficult to stick with something until you are good at it. Over the years, I stuck with it, and then I wouldn't, and then I'd get back into it... I … Continue reading How to follow through when you’re not automatically good at something

How to Grieve the Loss of a Child

In this article, you will learn about grief, symptoms, and questions to ask yourself as you go through grief. There are five helpful resources for grieving parents, families and healing professionals: The Miscarriage Map Workbook; Pregnancy and Infant Loss at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital; Pittsburgh Bereavement Doulas; David Kessler's (grief expert) teachings; Healing Reflections for a … Continue reading How to Grieve the Loss of a Child

The Anxious Brain, Worry Time, Disempowering Thoughts, and Anxiety Management

Living with anxiety can be challenging and overwhelming. In this article, you will learn about the anxious brain, why it assumes the worst, and examples of the kinds of thoughts that we have when we are feeling anxious. Statements to cope with the emotion itself. The difference between negative thoughts and disempowering ones. Lastly, small … Continue reading The Anxious Brain, Worry Time, Disempowering Thoughts, and Anxiety Management

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

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

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

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)