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Essential Self-Care Techniques this Fall

With the temperatures and weather changing, your mental health might be affected. It’s a time of change that can affect your mood, actions, and even how you think about yourself. This means it becomes even more important to consciously prioritize your well-being so you don’t fall into the trap of the changing seasons. Self-care techniques…

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Embrace a Fresh Start: 5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Li...

Now that spring has arrived in Houston, 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 feel cluttered or bogged down at times.…

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7 Ways to Make the Peace and Joy of the Holiday Seaso...

Whether you live in a big city like Houston with a population of over two million or in a small town with just a few hundred residents, during the holiday season you’re bound to notice that many people try to be more joyous and peaceful. It’s by no means easy, of course. The holidays can…

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Progressive muscle relaxation is a technique that involves tensing specific muscle groups and then relaxing them. It is termed “progressive” because you relax all major muscle groups, starting at the head and working your way down to your feet, relaxing them one at a time. In only 10 to 15 minutes you can achieve total…

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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 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…

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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…

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5 Signs Your Anger is Out of Control

Like many Houston commuters, Rebecca drives 40 minutes to work every morning, and 40 minutes home every afternoon. When she gets home, her phone goes off throughout the evening with new emails. It seems like no matter how many chore lists and requests she makes, her home is always a mess; piles of toys and…

Adult ADD/ADHD

Managing ADD (Adult Attention Deficit Disorder)

Adult attention deficit disorder (ADD) can have a significant impact in productivity, work and family life. The following strategies can help you manage ADD symptoms and improve these areas of life. Determine which ones might be most appropriate for you and give them a try! Productivity: – Break down tasks into smaller tasks. Write them…

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What is Adult Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

Are you Struggling to Stay Focused? Attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is increasingly a cause of problems with school, work, and relationships and easily unrecognized in adults. Often ADD/ADHD symptoms go unrecognized because they have variations or might be combined with other conditions. ADD and Depression: Depression can accompany ADD…

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Wellness for a Meaningful Life

Wellness can be defined as a way of life oriented toward optimal health and well-being in which body, mind, and spirit are integrated to live life more fully. It is the optimum state of health and well-being that each of us are capable of achieving.   In our counseling practice in Houston, we utilize a…

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Countdown to the New Year!

New Year’s Resolutions With each new year, we feel we are granted the gift of a fresh start.  Based on this belief, armed with renewed hope and optimism, we make new year’s resolutions.  We make the promise to ourselves to improve our lives in some way, whether it be physically, socially, emotionally, or professionally. Often,…

Journal Exercises for Self-Exploration

Self Help Journal for Self Discovery and Expression

33 Ways to Use Your Self Help Journal for Discovery and Expression As a therapist, I often suggest to clients that they explore their feelings and thoughts by keeping a journal. Sometimes clients ask for a bit of direction with this process. Here are some journaling ideas if you’re not sure where to start: Write…

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Relationships and Money

Relationships and Money Do any of these statements sound familiar?   We always argue about money.   She doesn’t handle money right.   He runs through money like water.   I feel like we’re drowning.   Our money stuff never gets taken care of.   Disagreements about money within the family are common.   Money…


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