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Eight Benefits of Therapy

By |2022-05-06T17:31:20+02:00May 5th, 2022|Categories: Adults, Mental Health, Treatment|

  Benefit #1: More confidence in your life One of the big things talked about in therapy is self-esteem, or how you feel about yourself.  Self-esteem can be high or low (or somewhere in between!) In therapy, we work on boosting your self-esteem so that you feel comfortable and confident with who you are and [...]

How to Utilize CBT for Intrusive Thoughts

By |2022-04-27T19:44:43+02:00April 30th, 2022|Categories: CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Everyday tips, Mental Health|

Imagine you are sitting in bed relaxing when out of no where you have an unsettling thought. The thought feels random and unprompted, which leads to fear and anxiety. This can feel uncomfortable and may lead to feeling guilty for having the thought. While these thoughts are, in reality, of no harm to you, they [...]

10 Reasons to Try CBT

By |2022-04-25T19:12:42+02:00April 26th, 2022|Categories: CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mental Health, Wellness|

Perhaps you have heard about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, also known as CBT.  Have you ever wondered what makes CBT unique compared to other types of therapies that are offered?  If so, you are in the right place!  In this article we are going to explore the different components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. #1 CBT Focuses [...]

How to Utilize CBT for Social Anxiety

By |2022-04-23T14:58:52+02:00April 23rd, 2022|Categories: Adults, Anxiety, CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mental Health, Panic attack, Personal development, Phobia, Social Anxiety|

We all have our moments where we find ourselves feeling anxious in social situations. Social anxiety may be brought on by the social situation, such as meeting a significant other's family for the first time. It also can be due to the people you find yourself surrounded with, such as new groups of individuals you [...]

How to Utilize CBT for Trauma

By |2022-04-09T17:09:18+02:00April 9th, 2022|Categories: CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mental Health, Panic attack, PTSD|

What is Trauma? Trauma is defined as "an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster."Written by American Psychological Association . Trauma can be a multitude of things and can differ from one person to the next. What is traumatic to one person may not be to someone else, even [...]

Four Ways to Manage Distressing Emotions

By |2022-04-05T19:45:57+02:00April 7th, 2022|Categories: Adults, Anxiety, CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Mental Health, Panic attack, PTSD, Stress|

Distressing emotions can creep up on us rather quickly.  Sometimes there is a trigger, such as unexpected piece of news, or getting into verbal conflict with someone.  Other times, it may not feel as though there is a clear trigger, such as when a panic attack sets in.  When we experience distressing emotions, what can [...]

Finding Hope in Uncertainty

By |2022-03-23T16:29:53+02:00March 26th, 2022|Categories: Adults, Alternative Therapy, CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Everyday tips, Kids, Mental Health, Personal development, Wellness|Tags: |

Introduction to Uncertainty The topic of uncertainty can feel overwhelming at the mere mention of the word.  Anxiety-provoking, the word “uncertainty” leaves a sour taste of confusion and sometimes even feelings of helplessness. Philosophers, psychologists, and artists alike will use the topic of uncertainty as a core topic in their work. Yet, despite the scary [...]

How to Utilize CBT for Sleep Problems

By |2022-03-22T01:45:19+02:00March 22nd, 2022|Categories: CBT, Everyday tips, Mental Health, Wellness|Tags: , , |

Sleep is one of the most important factors in having a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Sleep can determine our mood, behavior, level of activity, and so on. Most people can say that if they do not sleep well one night, the next day or even next few days may result in feeling sluggish and irritable. While [...]

Setting Boundaries in Addiction Recovery Using CBT

By |2022-03-14T19:30:21+02:00March 19th, 2022|Categories: Adults, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mental Health, Personal development, Treatment|

Boundaries are essential to healthy relationships and, really, a healthy life. Setting and sustaining boundaries is a skill. Alcohol and substance use addiction recovery can be a long and challenging journey. If you are reading this and you are currently on that journey, I would love to take some time and provide you with some [...]

How to Deal with Anxiety Related to War in Ukraine

By |2022-03-15T03:14:12+02:00March 15th, 2022|Categories: Anxiety, Everyday tips, Health, Mental Health, PTSD|

On February 24th, 2022, Russia declared war on Ukraine. Many people have found themselves feeling uneasy about this trying time and have questioned how to handle yet another world crisis. Some would like to stand up and fight with Ukraine and others are concerned about the safety of their home country. The last two years [...]

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