Managing Anxiety and Deciding with Uncertainty

Manage anxiety by deciding with uncertainty. When you're making a tough decision, all you can do is make the best choice for what you know right then and there. Our brains like certainty, we are creatures of habit. We rely on pre-existing patterns that are familiar, which is safe and effortless. Many of our behaviors … Continue reading Managing Anxiety and Deciding with Uncertainty

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

Amy the Amygdala: A silly way to remember the function of the amygdala and how to calm it

What is the amygdala and what does it do? Anxiety comes from two places in the brain. One is the cortex and the other is the thalamus. We receive information about our environment through our eyes and it goes to the cortex and thalamus. The cortex is usually the part of the brain that people … Continue reading Amy the Amygdala: A silly way to remember the function of the amygdala and how to calm it

Check Out These Mental Health and Wellness YouTube Channels

25 Pushups for 26 Days, Raising Awareness for Mental Health & Suicide - Older video on Finish Stronger Counseling's channel If you need a break from your YouTube music playlist, check out these popular mental health and wellness YouTube channels. Listen to them while doing housework, taking a break from work, or while you are … Continue reading Check Out These Mental Health and Wellness YouTube Channels

About Person-Centered Perspective in Counseling

I use the person-centered perspective when working with clients because it is so important to keep WHO that person is in mind when helping them figure out what they need and how to reach their goals. A person needs an empowering environment, meaningful relationships, a champion for change, proper facilitation and coordination, and agreed achievements … Continue reading About Person-Centered Perspective in Counseling

How to be Productive and Calm as a Busy Woman

To all of the busy ladies, here are some strategies that can help you be productive and calm Does this sound familiar to you? Personally, as a busy woman (I'm a mom; maintaining relationships; keeping the house tidy; running my mental health private practice and mindset coaching business; write for my two blogs; and preparing … Continue reading How to be Productive and Calm as a Busy Woman

Reframing Your Negative Thoughts

How to deal with negative thoughts by using cognitive reframing. Cognitive reframing is a way to put distorted, negative thoughts into perspective. The majority of our thoughts are negative and can be untrue or unrealistic. After we identify these thoughts, then we apply cognitive reframing. The result of flipping the script is a healthier, realistic thought. … Continue reading Reframing Your Negative Thoughts

About Emotional Support Animals, Therapy Animals and Service Dogs

Have you ever wondered the difference between an Emotional Support Animal, Therapy Dog or Service Dog? This article is a brief overview of the different animal companions. Emotional Support Animal (ESA) The animal provides therapeutic benefits to the owner at home through companionship. Steps to getting an ESA: Determine if an ESA is right for … Continue reading About Emotional Support Animals, Therapy Animals and Service Dogs