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Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
Rachel’s passion is to help people discover their personal gifts and strengths to achieve self-acceptance, create a healthy relationship with food, mind and body, and find meaning and fulfillment in work and life roles. She helps people create nurturance and healing from within to restore balance and enoughness and overcome binge eating, emotional eating, anxiety, depression and lack of career fulfillment.

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Somatic Therapy Techniques to Add to Your Daily Life

Daily life can be stressful. Even teens report that they are feeling stressed on a daily basis as they try to juggle school and social and family expectations. Adults and children alike experience far more stress in today’s modern world than ever before. There are many kinds of therapy techniques that can help you to…

7 High-Functioning Anxiety Symptoms You May Notice in...

You should know right off the bat that high functioning anxiety isn’t a clinical diagnosis. People who struggle with it don’t meet the criteria for an anxiety diagnosis precisely because they function so well. Nevertheless, it can take a considerable toll on their lives. When we think of anxiety, we often think of panic attacks.…

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Embrace a Fresh Start: 9 Ways to Approach New Beginni...

If you are going through a transition or looking to change, a deep cleaning is a great way to embrace a fresh start in life. A good sweep-out is not only good for your physical space, but it’s healthy for your mental space, too. If you’re like most people then your life can start to…

How to Deal with Anger

How to Deal with Anger: 9 Therapist Approved Ways

Everyone feels angry at one point or another, and it’s an emotion that the “being human” package comes with. We can’t really avoid it. But when you are drowning in these feelings ─ it’s time to look at how to deal with anger.  More often than not, your angry feelings are entirely legitimate, but when…

Career Anxiety: How to Overcome It

Career Anxiety: How to Overcome It & Move Forwar...

Deciding on what you are going to do with your life is complicated. The future is already uncertain, and picking one thing to do can feel overwhelming. You constantly doubt if your decisions are the right ones and hear yourself saying, “I’m just not sure.” So, it wouldn’t be farfetched to say that you have…

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Ways to Relax When Anxiety Won’t Let Go

Sometimes, it’s hard to relax. We have so much on our plates at any one time that your day could look like a collage of activities, tasks, and plans that you feel personally responsible for, which can be an incredible feeling. But what about when the day is over, and it’s time to wind down…

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How Avoiding Conflict Can Become a Real Relationship ...

There are many myths surrounding marriage. One of the most insidious is that happy couples never fight. Conflict is inevitable and natural. Honestly, there is nothing wrong with disagreeing with your partner or your partner disagreeing with you. The key lies not in avoiding conflict but rather in developing healthy ways to resolve your differences.…

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Understanding Your Anxiety: When Worry & Apprehe...

We all get worried from time to time. Feeling anxious is expected in certain situations. But, when those apprehensions seem to take over your life and leave you feeling paralyzed, understanding anxiety may be fundamental. Anxiety often seems like it’s uncontrollable, which can make it feel completely overwhelming. There are many different types of anxiety…

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DBT 101: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Basics – What...

When you’ve been troubled by the same problems for years, and previous therapy hasn’t been very helpful, don’t give up hope. It might just be time to consider a new form of treatment. Dialectical behavioral therapy, or DBT, is a form of therapy developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan. If you’re not familiar with dialectical behavior…

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How to Identify & Express Needs to Revive Commun...

The need for love is embedded in the very fabric of your being. Your brain actually pursues romantic love with long-term intentions. The chemicals released through romantic feelings place you in a calm state, give you a sense of security, and even reduce anxiety and stress. Being in love is good for your physical and…

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How to Help Your Child Cope with At-Home Learning

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread school closures and thrust children everywhere into an at-home learning situation. Parents, guardians, and children are struggling to adjust to a new normal. For some parents, this may mean juggling a career, housework, and now, a new level of responsibility for their child’s education. At-home learning during a pandemic…

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How to Help Your Child Cope With BIG Feelings

When your child begins to have a meltdown, parents are often lost in how to effectively handle the situation. Parents can learn to help their child cope with big and overwhelming feelings. I reached out to our child and play therapist, Shannon Guinther to get her advice on how parents can teach their child to…


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