It’s that Wonderful Time of Year; Full of Stress & Anxiety


It’s that  Wonderful Time of Year; Full of Stress & Anxiety Ah the Holidays are upon us, it’s that wonderful time of year where family and friends come together to offer Christmas cheer. It’s also so the most stressful time of the year. Many people may look forward to the holiday season with celebrations such [...]

It’s that Wonderful Time of Year; Full of Stress & Anxiety2018-12-11T20:29:09+00:00

The Gifts of ADHD


The Gifts of ADHD Anyone experiencing ADHD personally or through a loved one or co-worker can easily understand the challenges: organization, planning and problem solving issues, emotional sensitivity, and difficulty managing life pace and general life. It is no easy feat that deserves attention. And yet, hidden away behind the problematic behaviors and struggles of [...]

The Gifts of ADHD2018-10-22T11:25:54+00:00

Identity – Remind Me Who I Am


In the month of October we recognize the importance of screening for depression and the significance of the impact of depression.  Depression distorts our ability to truly see ourselves and we search for those answers (i.e. why was I created, what is the point of life, what am I to do with my life, how [...]

Identity – Remind Me Who I Am2018-10-09T22:10:32+00:00

The Growing World of Senior Citizenship: Stating the Facts


The Growing World of Senior Citizenship                                                                                Stating the Facts You probably have heard that 60 years of age is like the new 40 years of age in our world today. You may have heard that grandpas and grandmas are not like they were 40 and 50 years ago, and you probably heard growing old ‘aint’ [...]

The Growing World of Senior Citizenship: Stating the Facts2018-08-21T01:12:42+00:00

Diversity in Mental Health


Diversity in Mental Health What an honor it is to celebrate National Minorities Mental Health Month! As a minority and a counselor in the mental health field myself, I have learned about the importance of considering diversity, access to care, and stigma for minorities in mental health. Take a moment to try an experiment with [...]

Diversity in Mental Health2018-08-01T01:06:43+00:00

Anxiety & Depression in Men


Anxiety & Depression in Men: The Signs of Depression Men May Experience Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Depression, also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. [...]

Anxiety & Depression in Men2018-06-13T14:22:22+00:00

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week!


Mental Health Begins in Childhood It’s National Children's Mental Health Awareness Week! If you’ve ever been to counseling before, you have probably learned that your childhood experiences have a significant impact on the way you are as an adult. Trauma, family interactions, genetics, etc. in childhood all are factors that “set the stage” for the [...]

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week!2018-05-12T01:30:06+00:00

Riding an Old Bike in A New Way


Keep Pedaling and Look Forward I recently heard someone in working on their recovery ask, “Why is that I seem to get about a month’s sobriety and then relapse? I can’t figure it out?”. Many of you can relate to this person’s question, for it is a common frustration in the experience on the road [...]

Riding an Old Bike in A New Way2018-04-26T23:54:33+00:00

Stress: That Thing We All Experience From Time to Time


April 1st – April 30th is “Stress Awareness Month”. What is stress? The dictionary defines stress as a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. Most people know what stress is and usually have unique ways of describing their stress. I recently experienced a very stressful moment. [...]

Stress: That Thing We All Experience From Time to Time2018-04-19T00:59:10+00:00

Top 5 Things to Know about Self-Harm


Top 5 Things to Know about Self-Harm This week, we are raising awareness on a subject that can be incredibly distressing and confusiong – self-harm.  If you or someone you know has struggled with self-harm, you will know that it comes in different forms and can stem from a multitude of emotional problems.  Here, we’ll [...]

Top 5 Things to Know about Self-Harm2018-03-28T13:13:58+00:00