I want to try therapy, but I’m embarrassed.
I want to try therapy, but I’m embarrassed. Yes, it’s okay to say it if you feel embarrassed or ashamed. It’s even okay to tell your therapist you feel that way! So, let’s talk about it. Why is it so hard to ask for help? Simply put, some of [...]
Supporting Bereaved Individuals
Supporting Bereaved Individuals Loss is an inevitable part of life, whether of an individual, pet, job, or relationship. The grieving process for everyone can and will look different, therefore the ways in which people work through their grief and amount of time it takes to do so will vary. [...]
I’ve never been to therapy – what do I need to know?
I’ve never been to therapy – what do I need to know? Good question, we’re glad you asked! First of all, make sure you’re seeing a licensed therapist (or an intern working under a licensed therapist). For understanding licenses, you can refer to a previous blog here: https://simplythrivetherapy.com/question-what-is-the-difference-between-a-therapist-and-a-counselor/ For [...]
Habit-Forming. The beginning of a new year presents an opportunity to create and work towards new life goals. As part of the process, individuals may want to develop and carry out new habits. Here are some tips to form and stick to them: Develop an easy routine Start small [...]
What is the Placebo Effect and how does it affect mental health?
What is the Placebo Effect and how does it affect mental health? You’ve probably heard of the placebo effect; in short, it is when something works for us because we “think” it will work, even though there is nothing actually effective about it. For example, a sugar pill may [...]
Mindfulness Techniques; Where do I start?
Mindfulness Techniques; Where do I start? The types, explanations, and number of mindfulness techniques out there are countless. It’s so overwhelming, it can be difficult to even get started, much less find something that works for you. Here are a few tricks and tips to simplify the art of [...]