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How To Overcome Codependency

By Amanda Wiegert, LMHC, NCC Are you often unable to stop talking, thinking, and worrying about other people and their problems? Do you find yourself rescuing and taking care of other people but neglecting to take care of yourself? Melody Beattie, a well-known author in the area of relationships, once wrote “A codependent person is one who has let another

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How To Treat Your Girlfriend So She Respects You More

By: Allison Petro, LMHC  In our culture today, we are surrounded by mixed messages about respect in relationships.  Simply listen closely to the lyrics of songs on your playlist; take notice of what you see on the big screen; and keenly observe what you read and see on social media.  It makes sense that so many people in our society

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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. How were you taught

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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 for a few days.  It

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 good birthing

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 including: trouble sleeping, behavioral

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 what you

Rejection Hurts

If you have ever experienced rejection, you know how it leaves you...hurt and sad, with many questions. It affects our self worth, self acceptance, and view of ourselves in all relationships. As a result of experiencing this emotional pain, we cope by trying to avoid it in our future. In efforts to avoid it, we become "perfectionists" & "people-pleasers." We

How To Deal With Tough Questions As A Woman

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 are you going to

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 with depression.