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How Counseling Can Help You Reach Your Goals in the New Year

If you struggle to set goals, let alone reach them, you are definitely not alone. In fact, it is thought that roughly 92% of the population has found it hard to stick to goals. This constant cycle of trying to set beneficial life or health goals, but never quite reaching them, can ultimately lead to depression.That’s because reaching goals is...[ read more ]

De-stigmatizing Mental Health Therapy for IPOC

Mental health issues such as depression and anxiety can and do affect people of all ages, economic backgrounds, and nationalities. And yet, many indigenous people of color (IPOC) do not seek the help of mental health professionals. In fact, the underutilization of mental health services by IPOC is one of the most persistent health disparities.What are some of the reasons...[ read more ]

How to Control Your Anger

Someone slides into the parking spot you had your eye on. A coworker takes credit for your work. Your spouse runs up $200 on the credit card without discussing it first. These are things that are apt to make you angry. And that’s okay. Anger is a natural response to many life events. Like other emotions, anger helps us understand...[ read more ]

How to Set Healthy Boundaries

Relationships can only be healthy when both people have the space to be themselves and maintain their personal integrity. Sadly, many people find themselves in relationships, romantic and otherwise, with people who do not respect boundaries and feel entitled to have their needs met regardless of the other person’s. These people most likely grew up in households that were unsafe...[ read more ]

8 ways to take care of yourself this weekend.

This week might have been full of demanding work and family tasks leading you to feel stressed and overwhelmed. Although we would love to meet all of our expectations full of energy and motivation truthfully it can lead us on a cycle of avoiding our physical and mental health to meet the demands of everything else. You don’t have to...[ read more ]

Self-Soothing for regulating your mood, increasing self compassion, and overall emotional well being.

One way to increase self-love is through compassion. Self-compassion isn’t any different that showing compassion to others. When you are compassionate towards others what does that feel like? It may increase your awareness that someone is hurting. Once you acknowledge another persons pain you may feel warmth, caring and a need to help them alleviate their pain in some way....[ read more ]

3-Minute Mindfulness Practice

Do you want to increase happiness and find joy daily? Mindfulness can do just that and it doesn’t cost anything. Mindfulness is the awareness of being in the present moment acknowledging feelings, emotions, and thoughts without judgment.  Mindfulness is an evidence-based practice that anyone can do. Practicing Mindfulness can start with just a few minutes and can be practiced throughout...[ read more ]

Guilt: Healthy vs Unhealthy and Steps to Setting Yourself Free.

We all feel guilt in our lives, however, when we begin to feel overwhelming feelings of guilt it is important to determine if it is becoming toxic to us. Guilt is feelings that we experience when we think that we have done something wrong. It’s the sense that we’ve done something that we shouldn’t have or haven’t done something we...[ read more ]



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