Take good care of YOU today. Do you spend a good portion of your day looking out for others? Sometimes it can be easy to forget to take care of the most important person in your life: YOU! We’re here to help you take care of life’s little things. So you can focus on your […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Do you qualify for free counseling sessions? Did you know that many employers offer Employee Assistance Programs, or EAPs, that provide counseling sessions to their employees and their family members? That’s right! Usually, the larger employers like hospitals, county employees, school board members and large corporations often have EAPs that allow employees and their family […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It appears that within each of us there is an information-processing system that is designed to process upsetting events so that we can maintain a state of mental health. When something unpleasant happens, we think about it, talk about it, and dream about it until it doesn’t bother us anymore. At this stage, we can […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Big “T” trauma includes events that a person perceives as life-threatening: combat; crimes such as rape, kidnapping, and assault; and natural disasters such as earthquakes, tornadoes, fires, and floods. These events are so stressful they can overwhelm our ordinary capacity to cope. They result in intense fear, extreme feelings of helplessness, and a crushing loss […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Is it possible to balance risk and fear? Here’s psychologist Abraham Maslow’s answer: “Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.”¹ Which is better: safety or risk? Life is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
What Therapy Stage Are You In? SURVIVAL: Virtually all counseling clients start at this level. You are in crisis, at a low point, depressed or anxious. My focus here is an immediate and practical prescription for helping you regain hope and basic functioning. This most often includes health issues such as exercise and rest, as […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We all go through challenging times in our lives, but some experiences are worse than others. There is NO problem that can’t be eased—a little or a lot—by seeking professional counseling . Some problems are like a sore throat—we go to the doctor, get a short round of treatment, and feel better. But others, such […]Continue Reading... No Comments.