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Chit-Chat Chronicles: Exploring the Wonders of Talk Therapy

By Andrew D., LPCC | May 3, 2023 |

When we hear the word therapy, what do we tend to picture? The initial image is probably what is portrayed in movies, TV shows, or even newspaper comics. A long couch with a client laying down staring at the ceiling. A seemingly half-interested or judgy bald therapist with a small notepad – why are male…

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Empathy: The Case for Smiling at Strangers :-)~

By Andrew D., LPCC | February 22, 2023 |

1st, Let’s Define Empathy There is not one officially agreed upon definition of empathy in the world of psychology, but a commonly accepted conceptualization of empathy is that it is the understanding and feeling of someone else’s feelings (Scott et al., 2022). It is not just understanding that a person is feeling a certain way…

Self-Induced Suffering and How to Stop It

By Andrew D., LPCC | January 16, 2023 |

The experience of being human comes with it a daily balancing act of external forces that are often out of our control (e.g. bad drivers on the highway, politics, family emergencies) and the internal forces at work in our minds (e.g. feelings, reactions, thoughts, choices). Sometimes we are consciously unaware of these interactions between the…

Anxiety

Guess what mental health disorder I’m describing which impacts 30% in women and 19% in men at some point in their lives: feeling nervous restless tense a sense of impending...
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Care & Share For Thanksgiving Food Drive

Food Drive We are collecting non-perishable food items to donate to Care and Share for Thanksgiving! Please bring in all donations by November 18th, 2022. Please see below their most...
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Social Connectedness and Mental Health Benefits

Social connection is an important and valuable aspect of human life. This is true for people across cultures and lifespans. Studies suggest that being in a relationship with another person...
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What is a Queer-Affirming Provider?

What does Queer mean? The word “queer” used to be an insult towards people who are not heterosexual, and was most often used against gay men. The first definition listed...
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Exercise and Your Mental Health

Research, education, and information dissemination have largely centered on the necessity for exercise to ward off risk for many conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer (Lee et al., 2012),...
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Coping Skills for Reintegration Post Covid-19

What can we expect post Covid-19? The Corona Virus has created substantial distress within our society, communities, and family dynamics. Many individuals feel the struggle of losing employment,  experiencing financial...
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