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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.

understanding anxiety

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…

dialectical behavioral therapy

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…

communication in relationships

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…

at home learning

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…

Child with paint on hands

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…

emotional regulation skills for difficult emotions

Emotional Regulation Skills to Cope with Difficult Em...

Build Emotional Regulation Skills & Learn How to Cope with Difficult Emotions Do you feel overwhelmed by your emotions? Have you tried to control your emotions with no success? If this sounds like you, you can benefit from learning emotional regulation skills to cope with difficult emotions. This comprehensive guide to emotion regulation will help…

Understanding Emotions

Understanding Emotions: Recognizing the Purpose of Em...

Why Are Emotions Important?     Being aware of and understanding our emotions helps us in making decisions, resolving problems, and responding to situations and events. Our emotions are important. Emotions motivate our behavior. For example, if you are crossing the street and you see a car run a red light in your direction, you…

Tips to help overcome compulsive eating

How Therapy Can Help You Recover from Compulsive Over...

Are you struggling with food? Do you often eat more than you really want? Many people wrestle with compulsive overeating. You are not alone. Not too long ago, we offered guidance for those who may be struggling with compulsive overeating. The post included some fundamental background information. In addition, you can find 5 important self-help…

Autism and Insomnia

Autism & Insomnia, How Parents Can Help Their Ki...

When people think of children with autism, their minds immediately go to behavioral symptoms- but that’s not all that autism is. Children with autism have many fights to go through in life, but parents can help make it easier for them. One of the biggest struggles that most people don’t know about is the change…

5 Types of Workplace Anxiety and What You Can Do to D...

Almost all of us experience workplace anxiety to some extent. To a certain degree, work-related anxiety can even be healthy as it pushes us to try harder and to be our best. Often times, however, workplace anxiety can be debilitating. For many of us, the anxiety we experience at our jobs may even hinder our…

common causes of social anxiety disorder

Social Anxiety Disorder Causes: 5 Reasons Why You Fee...

Having a social anxiety disorder can make something as simple as spending time with people you love to feel crippling and debilitating. It can take over your life and keep you from doing the things you want. There are multiple social anxiety causes and symptoms can vary among people as well. Read on to find…

explore your life and career change options

12 Powerful Strategies for Exploring Your Life &...

Unhappy with your job? At a loss for identifying career change options? What may seem like a ‘career crisis’ is frequently a crisis of imagination.  If you’re: Feeling stuck or trapped in your current work situation Dreading Monday mornings Don’t see a future where you’re at or At a loss to know what other options…


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