Therapeutic Journaling

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Have you ever felt stuck in a feeling or circumstance wanting to move forward but not being able to get there? I was feeling this way recently and I’m so thankful I was reminded of the power of journaling. When you journal, you freely write whatever comes to your heart and mind, letting your thoughts […]

What to do in the waiting

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There are many times we have to wait for things. Maybe you are Waiting to hear about a possible job offer. Waiting for medical results or to get a procedure done. Waiting for academic results or admissions into a college. What do we do in the in-between time, a time where you have to wait, […]

Choices: Saying Yes to the Best

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How do we know what’s the best answer when it comes to larger life questions such as changing jobs, moving, having children, or many other decisions that are big to each individual? Are there questions that we can ask that may help determine the best answer when there seems like so many good choices? Of […]

Underlying beliefs

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“Boys don’t cry. Build a bridge and get over it. It’s a man’s world. Women aren’t as capable as men. If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” Have you ever heard one of these sayings? Maybe you have heard something like these growing up and still wonder if you believe it? […]

New Adolescent and Adult Counselor Intern

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Counseling can be a powerful tool for learning new things about yourself and new ways to respond to situations. You don’t have to feel trapped by your emotions or your thoughts or the way you’ve always been. Give yourself some space to share and process your hurts and your patterns and I will strive to […]

Awareness: Beginning the Road to Freedom

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The road to inner freedom is a journey and a basic key to this journey will help unlock who we are, who we are born to become, and give us choices in the process. Practicing awareness will begin to help with setting boundaries, changing self-defeating patterns, communication, and loving and accepting yourself. Awareness The beginning […]

Why EMDR?

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Have you ever felt “not good enough, I should have known better” or something similar to that? Do you ever wonder where those feelings come from? Usually it comes from an experience you have had in the past where something happened or was said to you where you felt responsible, wrong, unsafe, or not in […]

Effective Mindfulness Tools

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One of the most effective ways to reduce stress is mindfulness. Chronic stress can lead to high blood pressure, heart attacks, depression, or anxiety. Mindfulness is an easy tool for managing stress and emotional regulation because it can be used anytime and brings immediate results. The definition of mindfulness according to the Oxford Dictionary is, […]

The Achiever Mindset

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America rewards people who work hard on themselves and for others. We sometimes refer to this as the “American work ethic.” Being a great “anything” (athlete, worker, author, scientist, business person, etc.) is often talked about, written about, and greatly desired. When you achieve many goals and get appropriately rewarded for your “excellence,” you may […]