Mental Health Therapy Blog2021-03-31T20:30:50+00:00

Rose, Bud, and Thorn.

Rose, Bud, and Thorn. Taking a step back and reflecting on our experiences provides us with information that we can use to inform future events or embrace as small wins. One way to engage in a retrospective process is the rose, bud, and thorn exercise. This is a mindfulness [...]

By |December 5th, 2022|Categories: Latest Articles|0 Comments

Stop giving in to cravings: the simple skill of urge surfing.

Stop giving in to cravings: the simple skill of urge surfing. We all have the tendency to “overdo” things, depending on our own personal psyche;  certain food or drinks, certain hobbies, mindless escapes, etc. Though we often beat ourselves up over it, this is a completely normal part of [...]

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Yes, you can say no.

Yes, you can say no. Sometimes you may find yourself having difficulty saying no. Whether to offers, requests, opportunities, or invites, saying yes feels easier and less complicated than stating no. In the short-term that may be true. However, in the long-term your wants and needs may go unnoticed, [...]

By |November 7th, 2022|Categories: Latest Articles|Comments Off on Yes, you can say no.

The Big Five: Can people be organized into just five personality traits?

The Big Five: Can people be organized into just five personality traits?  According to researchers, yes. Ok, not exactly. You should know by now that nothing in human psychology is that simple! We do mostly fit into five major categories, with other traits grouped into each category. There is [...]

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Benefits of Working with a Counseling Intern

Benefits of Working with a Counseling Intern Now that you are ready to work on yourself with a therapist, you may find yourself waiting months to meet with a licensed mental health professional. However, let’s say you can wait a week to meet with an intern but question the [...]

By |October 21st, 2022|Categories: Latest Articles|Comments Off on Benefits of Working with a Counseling Intern

Thoughts – Emotions – Behaviors: A cheat sheet to making changes

Thoughts – Emotions – Behaviors: A cheat sheet to making changes People operate within some form of this basic interconnected cycle: we have a feeling/emotion, which triggers a thought/belief, which we act on (behavior). Or we take an action (behavior), like give someone a hug, which causes a feeling [...]

By |October 12th, 2022|Categories: Latest Articles|Comments Off on Thoughts – Emotions – Behaviors: A cheat sheet to making changes
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