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How to Achieve Emotional Intelligence, Get In Touch W...

Each of us gets to experience our own inner world, making it impossible for outsiders to ever see things as we do. Simultaneously (and somewhat ironically), we cannot always see ourselves clearly.  For example, this explains why it sometimes takes someone else’s observation for us to identify our emotions. In moments like this, you might say…

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Complex PTSD: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

In any given year, the National Center for PTSD reports that around 5.2 million Americans have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which equates to nearly 2 percent of the country’s population. That’s a huge number. But did you also know there is something called Complex PTSD? They are often confused as they are very similar.  Within…

What is Mental Health

Mental Health: What It Is & How to Improve it

2020 has been challenging, and you have likely handled obstacles that you were not expecting. A fair amount of these challenges may have been out of your control. Though difficulties are typical, the knockout this year delivered is not. So, here are some tips and tricks to help you better understand and care for your…

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The Mind-Gut Connection – how does stress affect th...

If you have ever waited to be introduced on stage for a major presentation, you know about the connection between the mind and your gut. At best, you call this sensation in your stomach butterflies; at worst, it feels like someone has tied your colon in a knot. You might even feel like you want…

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How to Heal this Holiday Season

Therapists often handle situations that call for healing, and the holiday season is no exception. This “special time” will be increasingly difficult for many Americans following the year we’ve had. So, our counselors put together comprehensive strategies to help you heal this holiday season, whether that be from negative self-talk, codependent relationships, grief, loss, and…

emotional health vs mental health

Emotional Health vs. Mental Health: The Real Differen...

Envision mental health as the ocean, with emotional health being the waves. With that comparison in mind, consider the differences. Mental health involves processing all the information we encounter, but emotional health is more about the feelings provoked by the data processed. Emotional and mental health are related but markedly different. Everyone gets anxious at…

Coping with Food Family Stress Holidays

Coping Skills for Family, Food, and Stress During the...

Our therapists recognize the holiday season to be stressful, no matter what holiday you find yourself celebrating. There is a lot of preparation, planning, adjusting, and executing involved during this time of the year, and that’s not even considering your usual responsibilities. So our counseling group developed these coping skills to help you through this…

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How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Help You

What are you living with? Anxiety? Depression? Something that you can’t name but feel deeply every day? Does it keep you from resting well at night? Has it been a long time? Are you ready for a change? You don’t have to “cheer up”, “get over it,” or” shake off” your pain for others. You…

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Feeling a Little Bit Off-Kilter? See Your Local Thera...

You take care of your car with regular maintenance and tune-ups. You also take care of your physical health with annual checkups. But many of us don’t think about the fact that we may need a mental health tune-up as well. If you feel like you’ve been out of sorts lately, it’s a good time…