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—$30-60 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)

Do your research if you’re deciding to use a mental health tech company, your privacy and wellbeing could be at risk

Big tech companies using apps and other platforms Being transparent, while I'm writing this article... I'm using a vague description, and not naming any companies, to protect myself. There are a few companies that come to mind. These companies are not owned by mental health professionals. The companies act more as a therapist directory or … Continue reading Do your research if you’re deciding to use a mental health tech company, your privacy and wellbeing could be at risk

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

Be Your Own Sunshine: Make changes

"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: Make changes

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

3 Signs if Someone You Love is Contemplating Suicide and What You Should Do

Know the signs if someone is contemplating suicide and what to do next. Indications that someone could be thinking about taking their life 1. The person may talk about having no reasons to live, they may feel hopelessness and loss. Did you know that depression is the number one cause of suicide? Hopelessness and loss … Continue reading 3 Signs if Someone You Love is Contemplating Suicide and What You Should Do

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?