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5 Ways Teen Therapy Can Help Your Painfully Shy Teen ...

Does your teen seem quiet? Do they get invited to parties and sleepovers, but they usually don’t want to go? Do they have a few close friends, but refuse to branch out beyond that limited group and get to know new people? It’s not necessarily unusual for teens to be a little shy. After all, …Read the rest…

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How to Improve Your Communication Skills So That When...

“Just say what you mean!” Sounds simple, right? But effective communication is far from simple. All too often, we try to communicate one thing, but the other person hears a completely different thing. It can be frustrating and counterproductive. Effective communication is a learned skill. It takes time and effort, but it’s worth it. The …Read the rest…

Self-Compassion: Why is Compassion for Others so Much Easier? Houston, TX

Self-Compassion: Why is Compassion for Others so Much...

Christina has always cared deeply for others. As a child, she befriended lonely children in her class. She often encouraged her friends to help her make cards and drawings for classmates who were ill. Now Christina works as a social worker for the elderly. One of the things she loves most about her job is …Read the rest…

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Why Do I Feel Alone Even When I’m with Others?

Just like happiness or stress, loneliness is a complex state of mind. Loneliness can be the product of any number of conditions in your life; how you feel lonely might look different than it does for someone else.   Whatever the cause or the manifestation of your isolated feelings, loneliness is the alarm that rings …Read the rest…

7 Steps Toward Greater Self-Acceptance

7 Steps toward Greater Self-Acceptance

From magazines to TV to billboards on the highway, it seems like everywhere you look, there are messages telling you who to be and how you’re not yet there. From an early age, your family likely influenced you with their own ideas about what success means. You might have learned to hold off on seeing …Read the rest…

You're Far from Worthless, Houston, TX

You’re Far from Worthless — 7 Reasons to Believe ...

The most important people in Maisie’s life describe her as a good person, a hard worker, and a loving friend. Maisie’s boss couldn’t be happier with the job she’s doing at work. Unfortunately, Maisie doesn’t believe her family, her friends, or her coworkers. Instead she sees the mistakes she’s made—deadlines she’s missed, birthday parties she …Read the rest…

5 Reasons Perfectionism Prevents Success, Houston, TX

5 Reasons Perfectionism Prevents Success

Leslie has always gotten straight A’s. Leslie’s family and teachers constantly told her how intelligent and hard-working she was. She continued to work for their praise all through college and law school.   Leslie just landed the perfect job at a law firm, but something isn’t right. Leslie feels like she’s struggling to stay ahead. …Read the rest…

5 ways to raise self-esteem

5 Reasons for Low Self Esteem & 5 Ways to Build ...

Jessa just started her first professional job at a small marketing firm in Houston. All of her new coworkers seem confident, creative, and incredibly smart. Jessa has become so afraid of making mistakes that she’s pushing work assignments aside. “What’s wrong with me?” she thinks. Her boss is asking for results. Jessa thinks if she …Read the rest…

How to Be More Confident

The key factor in gaining self-confidence is action. Confidence is not something you can simply think about. It comes from actually experiencing that which you want to be more confident about. How to be more confident? The key is finding small ways to take risks and increase your experiences.     Signs of Self Confidence …Read the rest…

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De-Clutter Your Mind and Develop Self-Confidence

Is Your Mind Cluttered?   Many people carry around with them a lot of “clutter” in their minds.   When I say this I mean that they are still holding onto things that they say they should do but don’t, the person who they had an argument with and are not speaking to– but both want …Read the rest…

PERSONAL STRENGTHS Houston

What’s Right With You? Understanding Your Perso...

I recently read an inspiring book, What’s Right With You: Debunking Dysfunction and Changing Your Life and thought I would share some questions from the book to help you consider your own unique strengths.   1. What are the qualities that describe you when you are your very best? What were you doing when these aspects …Read the rest…