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7 Ways to Tell the Difference between a Moody Teen an...

  The Battlefield Houston arcade and laser tag facility has always been a favorite of your teenager. But today, their half-hearted participation and utter lack of enjoyment catch your attention. It seems lately you have seen them in this mode more and more often. Are they just being a typical moody teen, or do you have more …Read the rest…

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Fear of Abandonment: What Causes It? How Do You Overc...

Fear of abandonment is the constant feeling that someone significant in your life is going to leave you. To a certain extent, this is a normal feeling for a human being to have. But when the fear of abandonment is constant, and so severe that it affects other aspects of your life, it can make …Read the rest…

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7 Ways Depression Counseling Can Bring Joy Back into ...

The first annual Houston Mood Disorder Conference will begin on September 16, 2016, in Houston, Texas. The theme of this conference will be: “Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression”. Its aim is to provide mental health professionals with resources to help their patients receive the best treatments for overcoming depression. You may wonder: Is it really …Read the rest…

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Do Guilt and Shame Follow You Everywhere? Take These ...

When you feel you’ve done something wrong, it can leave you with feelings of guilt. This is perfectly normal. The problem occurs when you are far past the point where you should have forgiven yourself, and let these feelings go, yet you find yourself still holding on to them. This can be a sign that what …Read the rest…

Watch for These Warning Signs of Depression in Your Teen, Houston, TX

Watch for These Warning Signs of Depression in Your T...

Your teen is going through many changes and chemicals are playing havoc with his or her body. Emotions are erratic and you’re left wondering every morning which version of your teenager you’re going to be greeted with. However, this is all perfectly normal teenage behavior, right? To an extent, yes. What if it’s more, though? …Read the rest…

Why Do I Feel Alone Even When I'm With Others, Houston, TX

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…

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

Jessa just started her first professional job at a small marketing firm. 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 were smarter, …Read the rest…

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Treatment Options for Adult ADHD

Sports have always been easy for Danny. School, on the other hand, has always been challenging. Danny often felt bursts of interest in his coursework and wanted to do well, but no matter how hard Danny worked he couldn’t stay on top of his grades. After high school, Danny was admitted to a local college …Read the rest…

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7 Ways to Navigate Self-Doubt

Self-Doubt   Everyone experiences self-doubt. It’s one of the most common concerns psychotherapist Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, encounters in her therapy and career counseling.   Self-doubt shows up in different ways. It might manifest as seeking advice or validation for decisions because we don’t trust ourselves, she said.   Please click here to read the …Read the rest…

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Declaration of Self-Esteem

How Do You Relate to Yourself? Do you criticize yourself or feel like an imposter? We all have an inner critic with varying degrees of harshness. In many ways, our inner critic has developed to protect us from pain. It’s important that we also develop a strong inner nurturer who speaks from a compassionate and …Read the rest…

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Shutting Shame Down

Many of us struggle to feel good enough or worthy enough, which is the struggle with shame. This is an excellent article on the topic.  Resident counselor Joan Mullinax is quoted in the article as well!   Here is a link to the article online http://experiencelife.com/article/shutting-shame-down/ , it is reposted below as well.   For help overcoming or recovering from …Read the rest…


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