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: Shannon’s personal story, counseling sessions, anxiety and management

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: Shannon’s personal story, counseling sessions, anxiety and management

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

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 Person-Centered Perspective in Counseling

Being Productive and Calm as a Busy Woman

To all of the busy women, here are some strategies that can help you be productive and calm. Does this sound familiar to you? Personally, as a busy person (have a young daughter, maintaining relationships, keeping the house tidy, running my own mental health private practice, blogging (for two websites), and preparing for ultramarathons), I … Continue reading Being Productive and Calm as a Busy Woman

Cognitive Reframing

How to deal with negative thoughts through cognitive reframing.  The first set of sentences are examples of "all-or-nothing" and "black-and-white" negative thoughts. The second set is the reframing. NEGATIVE thoughts ▪︎"I HAVE to have ___, ___, and ___ happen today, otherwise the day is ruined."▪︎"If I don't get this job, everything that I've worked so … Continue reading Cognitive Reframing

Emotional Support Animals VS Therapy Animals VS 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 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 you. Ask yourself … Continue reading Emotional Support Animals VS Therapy Animals VS Service Dogs