Posts Categorized: Mental Health

Self-Care: Taking Care of Your Body

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Self-care is doing activities to take care of your mental, emotional, and physical health. Practicing self-care helps us reduce stress and manage our emotions better. Lack of self-care can lead to increased stress and illness overtime. While taking care of our physical health is only one part of effective self-care it directly impacts our mental […]

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Taking Care of Your Mind by Taking Care of Your Body

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As the weeks are progressing and the months turn into fall, I have been hearing from more and more of my clients about their stress level, study schedule, and difficulty managing everything they have to accomplish. It can be hard to prioritize ourselves when there are deadlines and projects looming overhead. One of the things […]

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A Simple Fix to a Bad Day

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Have you ever had one of those days where everything goes wrong? Or maybe you feel irritable for unknown reasons and you can’t shake the feeling.  Marsha Linehan, the founder of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and her team created a skill called Opposite Action that can help turn a bad day around. Opposite Action is exactly like […]

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You Are Enough

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“You are enough” is one of my most loved and most hated phrases. On the one hand, it can be very assuring. It can be the phrase that keeps you from comparing yourself to other people, especially unrealistic images we see in the media. On the other hand, it can be a phrase that is […]

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Managing Your Body Image during Swimsuit Season

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As spring break and summer nears, you may feel a little bit of body anxiety or insecurities creeping up. We have all heard phrases such as, “It’s swimsuit season, I need to diet” or “I need to work on my beach body!” If so, you may feel insecure about the way you look, feel uncomfortable […]

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Surviving Your Partner’s Depression

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If your partner is suffering from depression, you may be feeling helpless, overwhelmed, frustrated and confused.  Trying to help may have left you feeling rejected, ignored or alone.  Your depressed partner needs love and support, but you alone cannot reverse the depression. Clinical depression is a mood disorder that negatively impacts the depressed person’s thinking, […]

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The Art of Skill Building

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Before becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor, I spent some time working as a behavior aid at school specifically for students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis. One of the lessons that stuck with me from that experience is that learning a new skill was often best learned when not experiencing the situation/stressor. An example of […]

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10 Quotes That Give My Mind (and Mood) A Boost

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Just like tiny particles of pollen that impair our physical health each spring, one intrusive thought can undermine our mental health no matter the season. A negative thought or judgment can leave our mind a little fuzzy and have us feeling low and disengaged. Through Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), we can notice these unwanted thoughts and […]

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