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
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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
By: Allison Petro, LMHC There's a reason why they're called "Ice Queens". Women aren't the only ones in need of dating advice due to having an emotionally detached partner. Men may also fall into the hole of getting together with women who are not available, emotionally. Dating emotionally unavailable women can be exhausting and may even leave you feeling like
By: Amanda Wiegert, LMHC, NCC Set healthy boundaries and realistic expectations. Are you noticing that most of your relationships are one-sided or emotionally destructive? Do you find yourself getting involved with the same types of unhealthy relationships over and over again? If you answered "yes" to both questions above, then you may have characteristics of a codependent relationship. What is
By: Allison Petro, LMHC How many times have you said after a first date, "I’m in love! I've found the perfect man! He’s good looking, respectful, funny…" and the list goes on. But, after dating for some time, you are crying about the same man and your new relationship. He never listens, ignores your feelings, and only seems to want
By: Amanda Wiegert, LMHC, NCC You desperately want to leave, but what's stopping you? Most of us have experienced an emotionally abusive relationship at some point in our lives. Sometimes, it is obvious to see that the relationship is toxic. Other times, toxic love sneaks up on us and, before we even realize it, we are already sucked in. Toxic