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—$40-70 per session—allow clients access … Continue reading Open Path Psychotherapy Collective – Affordable mental health services
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?
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
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
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. Depression may happen once … Continue reading Depression – When and Where to Reach Out
Information from the CDC on taking care of your emotional health during a disaster.A few steps that you can follow: Take care of your body. Connect with others. Take breaks. Stay informed. Avoid too much exposure to the news. Seek help when needed. Common signs of distress to look for: Feelings of numbness, disbelief, anxiety … Continue reading How to Take Care of Your Emotional Health During a Disaster
You can find the right outpatient private practice counselor for you at an affordable rate, you just need to know how to go about doing so. Almost everyone shops around looking for the right counselor who either accepts their insurance or that they can afford to see if they pay out-of-pocket. A breakdown in the … Continue reading How Do I Find Affordable Counseling?
Is anxiety keeping you from reaching your goals? Would you like to work on building up healthy habits that reflect your goals? When I work with people, we talk about what they care to address and where they'd like to see themselves. After that, we come up with a plan. A literal plan that I … Continue reading Want to work on managing anxiety and building healthy habits?
Just being a listener is powerful. Depending on the person who needs listened to and the situation, listening can be the only thing needed to help somebody. We're bombarded with messages about listening and responding in a particular way. That we must follow A, B, and C or we aren't being effective or that we … Continue reading Just Listen: Don’t worry about giving someone the perfect piece of advice
Shannon Mick, NCC, LPC Coffee, set, go! I'm ready to help you tackle change. I help people: Learn how to manage worry and anxiety. Better regulate emotions. Work through trauma, so they can feel more like themselves. Establish healthy eating and exercise habits. Acknowledge body image issues and work on them. Identify faulty thinking and … Continue reading Are You Ready for Change? I’m Ready to Help