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?

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)

Let’s Talk about Anxiety with Sam Becker and Shannon Mick, NCC, LPC

Before we dive into a seriously good conversation on anxiety, here's some background information about Sam and Shannon. Sam Becker Sam Becker, born and raised in Los Angeles, California, is a Mindset Business Coach and creator of Entrepreneur With... After suffering through mindset issues of his own for 10+ years, he finally decided to make ultimate … Continue reading Let’s Talk about Anxiety with Sam Becker and Shannon Mick, NCC, LPC

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 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?" https://youtube.com/shorts/DvVOXdtFF-E?feature=share Has anyone ever awkwardly asked you or told you that you … Continue reading What I Mean When I Ask, “Have You Considered Seeing a Counselor?”

Ending Services with Your Counselor? The Importance of Proper Termination

When it comes to terminating services with their counselor, people tend to go about this via email. Email seems to be the most popular form of communication these days when contacting someone about professional services, so it seems like it would be appropriate for ending services. While email is an easy way to terminate, it's … Continue reading Ending Services with Your Counselor? The Importance of Proper Termination

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 Feeling Anxious About Going to Counseling? Online Counseling Can Help

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