By: Allison Petro Anxiety is experiencing feelings of worry or fear that are strong enough to interfere with one's daily activities. Everywhere I turn, I feel that people are talking about anxiety. Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed by life, relationships, school, your job, or your children. Or maybe your child is experiencing nervousness on a regular basis, and you feel at
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By Amanda Wiegert Childhood is the prime time for brain development and the time when people typically learn to have healthy attachments and a stable sense of love and security. However, when a person experiences something traumatic during childhood, it can interrupt their brain development and skew their sense of healthy relationships. Every person deserves to have healthy, loving relationships
By: Brian Kurz Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in the United States. If you just received an anxiety diagnosis, you might be experiencing a range of emotions and uncertainty about what to do next. But there is hope! Know that very effective treatments are available and successful! Each type of anxiety disorder has its own treatment plan. Some
By Mike Martinez You are feeling depressed and just need a way to pull yourself out of it. You don’t want to pay someone to listen to your problems. Instead, you’ve decided to go online and see what you can do to treat depression on your own. Does this sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone. A person’s instinct is
by Mike Martinez, RMHCI Happy 2019! What brings you to this article? Are you looking for motivation or inspiration? Well I do hope you find it here and carry it with you when you're done reading this (and then some). I'll start off by encouraging you to DO something when you finish this. Bruce Lee once said, "If you spend
By Allison Petro, LMHC When anxiety takes over your mind and body do you find it difficult to think clearly? You feel restless or on edge, easily fatigued, difficulty concentrating or your mind going blank, irritability, muscle tension and sleep disturbance. Some people are simply prone to feeling anxious on a regular basis and for others, it is brought
by Mike Martinez, RMHCI Children can, at times, trigger anger. Many parents know this deep down, but the sentence alone may bring some feelings of sadness. For others, that first sentence is an overwhelming and obvious fact. Maybe that fact is why you’re here reading this. I’m here to let you know that you are not alone. Let’s start by
By: Amanda Wiegert, LMHC, NCC Have you ever seen the acronym EMDR and wondered what it stands for? Maybe this is your first time seeing those four letters put together. Either way, I'd like to help explain what EMDR is and how it can help you. What is EMDR? When we experience trauma, this event overwhelms our brain. We are
By: Allison Petro, LMHC If you have ever experienced clinical depression, you know how scary it can be. I’m not referring to feeling blue for a day or two. I’m talking about true clinical depression. If you're still unsure and want to know how to start treating depression, here are the criteria taken from the American Psychiatric Association: The individual
by Mike Martinez, RMHCI First off, I want to let you know that anger is a normal human emotion which can range from slight irritation to strong rage. Keyword here is “normal.” It can become a problem when we don’t express it appropriately (aggressiveness) or don’t express it at all (resentment). Control & Expectation We want to control things. Who