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  • emotions, counseling, women, happy, winter park, Florida, Maitland
    The Importance of Practicing Emotional Hygiene The Importance of Practicing Emotional Hygiene

    The Importance of Practicing Emotional Hygiene

The Importance of Practicing Emotional Hygiene

By: Allison Petro, LMHC

Why is it that we value our physical well-being over our psychological health? Think about it. We are taught at an early age to brush our teeth daily, visit our medical doctor annually, exercise regularly, always wear sunscreen, eat our fruits and vegetables every day and the list goes on and on. […]

  • 6 Ways to Treat Depression Holistically 6 Ways to Treat Depression Holistically

    6 Ways to Treat Depression Holistically

6 Ways to Treat Depression Holistically

By: Allison Petro, LMHC

Depression is an epidemic here in the United States, and it affects more than 16.1 million adults in a given year according to the Anxiety & Depression Association of America.  Chances are that you or someone you know has suffered from clinical depression. Clinical depression is more than just feeling down […]

  • Labor & Delivery Nightmare: Birth Trauma & Postpartum Labor & Delivery Nightmare: Birth Trauma & Postpartum

    Labor & Delivery Nightmare: Birth Trauma & Postpartum

Labor & Delivery Nightmare: Birth Trauma & Postpartum

Shattered Dreams: Labor & Delivery

Sarah just found out she is pregnant and is excited but a bit anxious about labor/delivery. As a new mother she is doing everything in her power to prepare for the big day. She researches, makes plans, takes educational birthing classes, etc. Sarah is intentional about her steps and hopeful of having a […]

  • 4 Relaxation Techniques to Try With Your Child 4 Relaxation Techniques to Try With Your Child

    4 Relaxation Techniques to Try With Your Child

4 Relaxation Techniques to Try With Your Child

By: Allison Petro, LMHC

Is your child going through a difficult time?  Perhaps you are concerned that your child is anxious or maybe your child has experienced an upsetting and confusing event also known as a trauma.  When children are anxious or have experienced or witnessed an upsetting event, it can manifest itself in many ways […]

  • Are You Where You Think You Should Be? Are You Where You Think You Should Be?

    Are You Where You Think You Should Be?

Are You Where You Think You Should Be?

Have you ever stopped and said to yourself…I’m not where I thought I would be by the age that I am now? You ever felt like you’ve wasted your time of things that were fruitless? Now that you are in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s you take inventory of your life and come to the conclusion that […]

  • Rejection Hurts Rejection Hurts

    Rejection Hurts

Rejection Hurts

 If you have ever experience rejection you know how it leaves you…hurt, sad with many questions.

It effects our self worth, self acceptance & how we view ourselves in all relationships. As a result of experiencing the emotional pain we cope by trying to avoid it in our future. In efforts to avoid it we become “perfectionist” & […]

  • How To Deal With Tough Questions As A Women How To Deal With Tough Questions As A Women

    How To Deal With Tough Questions As A Women

How To Deal With Tough Questions As A Women

Are you often asked…WHEN ARE YOU GETTING MARRIED? Or WHEN ARE YOU HAVING BABIES?

When we are between the ages of 25 -35 we are often asked by friends, family, co-workers and our church family “When are you going to get married?” Once we get married we are asked by the same group of people “When […]

  • Why Men’s Depression So Often Looks Like Anger or Rage Why Men’s Depression So Often Looks Like Anger or Rage

    Why Men’s Depression So Often Looks Like Anger or Rage

Why Men’s Depression So Often Looks Like Anger or Rage

By: Mike Martinez

Oftentimes you will see men getting angry and exhibit rage-like symptoms. What does this look like? Throwing things, violence, yelling… power? It’s highly unlikely that it will look like sadness. More often than not men will choose to express themselves in ways that show power and control versus the vulnerability and hurt that is associated […]

  • All About Overcoming Codependency in Women All About Overcoming Codependency in Women

    All About Overcoming Codependency in Women

All About Overcoming Codependency in Women

Do You Have A Relationship Addiction?!

Codependency also known as ‘relationship addiction’ implies a disturbed emotional state of putting the needs of your partner before you. Many women are victims of this codependency which forces them to stay in a self-defeating relationship. The reason is that they are either fearful of being left alone or feel entirely responsible […]

  • journaling, healthy, self-care
    6 Reasons How Journaling Helps Your Brain 6 Reasons How Journaling Helps Your Brain

    6 Reasons How Journaling Helps Your Brain

6 Reasons How Journaling Helps Your Brain

6 Reasons How Journaling Helps Your Brain

Did you know that affirmations and journaling can be very beneficial to you? Of course, journaling is not just about writing, but it is more about putting down your thoughts and affirming yourself. The following are some of the benefits of affirmations and journaling:

Builds your IQ

It is possible to stretch your […]