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Women’s Wellness

What Story From Your Life Makes You Go Into Hiding? 
August 7, 2023

According to The Gottman Institute; Here’s the truth about shame: the less you talk about it with someone safe, the more control it has over your life and psychological well-being. The fear behind shame is usually the belief that...

Hiding in Plain Sight: Unveiling the Truth about Youth Mental Health
July 31, 2023

Recent statistics paint a vivid picture of the challenges faced by our youth. According to a comprehensive study, an alarming 1 in 5 adolescents grapple with mental health issues, ranging from depression and anxiety to addiction and suicidal ideation....

How Does Racism Impact the Mental and Physical Health of African Americans?
July 17, 2023

I recently received a referral involving an African American mother and her 20-year-old son with mental health issues. The mother expressed her preference for an African American male therapist, which she thought would be in the best interest of...

Self-Esteem and Self-Actualization versus the Transcendent Self 
July 14, 2023

In my counseling practice, I am often asked about the importance of a healthy self-esteem, and how to get a “better” one: “My performance (in school, in sports, in social situations) suffers because I don’t have enough self-confidence. How...

5 Ideas to Combat the Impostor Within 
July 14, 2023

Do you ever feel like a fraud, despite your accomplishments and successes? Do you worry that your achievements are due to luck or deception, rather than your own abilities? You’re not alone. Millions of people struggle with Impostor Syndrome....

The Power of Positive Self-Talk: Managing Anxiety with Affirmations
June 28, 2023

Positive affirmations can be helpful in managing anxiety by promoting positive self-talk and shifting one’s mindset. Negative self- talk can have a significant impact on anxiety by exacerbating its symptoms and making it more challenging to manage. Negative self-talk...

From Exhaustion to Empowerment: Conquering Caregiver Stress
May 30, 2023

Are you a caregiver? What is a caregiver? We hear a lot about someone going through a medical or mental health issue. We hear about their symptoms, how they are affecting the person, and the treatments they are implementing...

How to Help a Loved One with Suicidal Thoughts
April 25, 2023

In the United States, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among individuals aged 10-14 and 25-34, according to a 2020 study by the CDC. Suicide has become such a common topic for kids and teens in these...

Decision Making 101
April 6, 2023

1. Clarify your goals: Identify what you want to achieve and why it is important. What do you want to be left with when you have accomplished the goal? How do you want to feel? Having clear goals can...