Posts Categorized: Stress & Emotions

“The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” – Preparing for the Holidays

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It’s that time of the year again- the time when the season starts to change. There is an increase in end of the year get togethers, tacky sweater parties, and holiday gatherings. While this season is called the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, it is often a very painful season for many. It can […]

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3 Clues that You’re Feeling Anxious

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Often when I’m working with clients they ask me about the difference between stress and anxiety. I hear, “Everyone is stressed out so why can’t I handle this?” or “Why do I always feel tense?”. In a culture like ours where everyone is trying to do everything at once stress can feel pretty normal. It’s […]

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6 Tips to Prepare for When Your College Student Come Home

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With the holidays approaching, parents can often experience a mix of emotions, especially when their kids come home for the holidays. Parents often imagine having multiple conversations with their college student about his/her classes, new friends, and campus life. However, college students imagined sleeping in late, eating homecooked meals, catching up with friends and handing […]

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Coping Ahead for the Holiday Season

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Whether you have lost a child to cancer or your child is undergoing cancer treatment, the upcoming holiday season will not be typical of the holidays you have experienced in the past.  It is important and extremely helpful to acknowledge that simple fact so you can Cope Ahead.  Coping Ahead helps prevent us from being […]

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The Power of Therapy

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There are a lot of reasons that people choose to seek counseling. The benefits of counseling can be unending, but sometimes making the first appointment can be hard. Maybe you’re thinking about whether it would be helpful, but are not sure if it’s for you. Let’s talk about some of the reasons counseling can help […]

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4 Ways to Weather the Waves of Transition/ Loss

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Even for those of us who crave adventure, change can be terrifying. Whether it is expected change, like our students who are going from one school to the next, or unexpected change, like a lost job or loved one, all change is difficult and comes with a wide mix of emotions. If you are finding […]

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Coping with the Big Bad Wolf: Test Anxiety

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Spring break is quickly approaching. While that brings shouts of joy for most children, it is also a reminder that the Georgia Milestone is right around the corner. Since the beginning of March, I have been bombarded with more and more children sharing their fears about the test that is coming up. They are worrying […]

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Navigating Blended Families Road Bumps During the Holidays

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Holidays can be stressful.  Who do we need to buy presents for?  What should we get everyone?  Which family member are we celebrating with this weekend?  When are we going to decorate the tree?  What on earth are we going to do with that darn Elf this year??  The to-do lists, questions and Christmas party […]

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DBT – How it Helps Students

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is designed for individuals who need assistance with managing their emotions, increasing their tolerance for distress, and developing relationships with others.  DBT is a research supported, effective form of treatment for individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Bipolar disorder, PTSD, and Eating Disorders. While DBT works well with these […]

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