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How to Start the New Year

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

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What to Do When Anxiety Takes Over and You Can’t Think Clearly

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

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What To Do When You Are Angry At Your Kids

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

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What is EMDR and How Can it Help Me?

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

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How To Start Treating Depression & Find The Best Therapist To Help You

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

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The Link Between Anger, Control, & Expectation

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

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5 Tips to Overcoming Codependency and Having Healthier Relationships

By: Amanda Wiegert, LMHC, NCC 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 the questions above, then you may have characteristics of a codependent relationship. What is codependency, though? “A codependent person is

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How to Spot & Avoid Emotionally Unavailable Men

By: Allison Petro, LMHC How many times have you said after the first date, “I’m in love! I have found the perfect man! He’s good looking, respectful, funny…” and the list goes on.  But after some time, you are crying about the same man. He who never listens, dismisses your feelings, and/or only seems to want you for sex. Welcome

Help! My Loved One Is Struggling With Addiction

By: Amanda Wiegert, LMHC, NCC In our world today, almost all of us can say that we know someone who is struggling with or has struggled in the past with an addiction. We see it on the news, on social media, and in our own communities. Recently, we learned that singer/songwriter Demi Lovato relapsed after battling with substance abuse and

3 Scary Signs You’re In A Toxic Relationship 

By Janie Lacy, LMHC If your heart and gut tells you, “This is not how relationships should be” or “This doesn’t feel safe and loving”, you have a sign from your body and higher self that you are not in a loving and healthy relationship. It’s important to trust these warnings from your gut and/or your heart — much more than