Emergency Contacts, Lifelines, and Suicide Prevention Information and Resources

Suicide statistics in the U.S. • Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. for all ages. (CDC) • Everyday, approximately 123 Americans die by suicide. (CDC) • There is one death by suicide in the U.S. every 12 minutes. (CDC) • Depression affects 20-25% of Americans ages 18+ in a given … Continue reading Emergency Contacts, Lifelines, and Suicide Prevention Information and Resources

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

The Value of Seeing a Therapist: what does your therapist do when they’re not in session?

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About My YouTube Channel

The purpose of my YouTube channel is to provide you with information on mental health and tips to help you get through everyday life. Since I'm passionate about running and the outdoors, you may also see that as it relates to mental health. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygw8-n6kcSA https://youtu.be/boybIAg4pKw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYe4JgYCkeg Liggett Trail, Cook Forest State Park, PA follow my … Continue reading About My YouTube Channel

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

About My Facebook Page

"Like" and "follow" my mental health page on Facebook if you are interested in psychology and all things that are therapeutic and healthy lifestyle. I post mental health articles, blogs, and free downloadable worksheets (blogs (subscribe at the bottom of my page) downloadable worksheets are also available on my website). My favorite things to share … Continue reading About My Facebook Page

What I do as a therapist

People avoid going to therapy and there are a ton of valid reasons why. I believe that among the top reasons that people avoid seeing a therapist are due to anxiety, having a fear of the unknown, and the stigma around mental health and needing support. I want to see people receive the help that … Continue reading What I do as a therapist

Western Pennsylvania Nonprofit Organizations and Charities (Directories)

Resources, resources, resources! "Knowledge is like a garden; if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested." African Proverb I want to help provide people with the tools to cultivate their own gardens. Below are links to directories for nonprofit organizations and charities. The Pittsburgh region is blessed by over 3,000 nonprofit organizations. Services and … Continue reading Western Pennsylvania Nonprofit Organizations and Charities (Directories)