• Different ways you can experience Anxiety

    The way you experience anxiety is different than your significant other, child, best friend experiences it. To get to know how you specifically experience anxiety can help you cope better with it. The most prevalent example of anxiety is one that everyone and I mean everyone in this world is trying to manage or cope with, the virus Covid-19. This is something no one could even dream up but it is here so we need to become aware of ourselves. Becoming aware of your experience with anxiety around the virus can create a quicker response to help alleviate the symptoms before they get worse. I can imagine someone might be…

  • Basics of Mental Health

    Mental Health It has been always known that mental health can be a very tricky aspect of anyone's life. Common Terms Two terms defined that are important for anyone with a penny and a problem so thats everyone including you 🙂 Mental Health This term has been around since us humans have been alive so FOREVER AGO! As a society especially here in the United States we have not been great about being open about problems that we face daily. It is like society just wanted to ignore that people and  experiences can be less than perfect. Reality then hit, mental health illness and diagnoses are a very real and…

  • Gone for a while but I am Back

    Wondering where I have been? Let's start off with a HELLO 🙂 I am so happy to be back talking with all of you again! Where to start...  No sugarcoating needed. I had another baby about two months ago so thats where I have been. Hiding at home with our two year old little girl and now a new baby boy. As you can imagine it has been nothing short of an adjustment to say the least. An amazing one for all of us. I am also so thrilled to be back working, this work brings so much energy and motivation to my life. If you have been with me…

  • Ways to support your teenager through a Rough Time

    Are you finding that your son or daughter is being a little more isolated, non-cooperative and maybe even lashing out on you or siblings?   If you are finding a hard time with your teenager, read on. I want to give you some options to help alleviate some stress/overwhelm in your home. Do you remember what it was like being a teenager… oh my goodness do I ever! Do you remember what it was like going back to school every year even if its in the same school. Do you recall ever feeling out of place, I’m sure you can feel as an adult a little bit of insecurity with…

  • Medication…. is that my only option?

    More can be done to help improve your mood than a prescription for a non-magical pill.   Have you been you been to your primary doctor lately and taken a questionnaire that talks about how you have been feeling lately? This is the primary test that is given to 99% of individuals that then are recommended to seek medication to help their mood.     According to studies conducted by Mental Health America  state some facts that may bring your eye brows to heighten. Estimated 43 million American adults have a known mental health diagnosis 6 of those adults experience suicidal thoughts and feelings A rise in our youths mental…

  • Change Equals Awareness

    “The first step in any type of change is to become aware of your own stuff you are lugging behind you”   Change and Awareness….. ohhh these two words I feel are absolutely, everywhere don’t you?!  When it comes to the aspects life these two are the dynamic duo. Like peanut butter and jelly/fluff, mornings and coffee or better yet buffalo and chicken wings haha. Catch my drift 🙂 Change cannot be without being aware and being aware cannot ever exist without change. The definition of change as a verb is to “make or become different” and awareness is defined by “having knowledge or perception of a situation or fact”…

  • Intentional Self-Care

    “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” – Anne Lamott   I would like to start today by being the upfront person and counselor that I strive to be, this is writing is about a month late. Over the last month, I have had to empty the whole toolbox of self-care for myself, and no this was not by choice. For the last month I have beat myself up about not being able to physically get to writing down my thoughts for all of you. I will do better as I am feeling much more myself as of late. That being said…

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Positive Thoughts

    The definition of an affirmation is as follows: “Affirmations in New Thought and New Age terminology refer primarily to the practice of positive thinking and self-empowerment—fostering a belief that "a positive mental attitude supported by affirmations will achieve success in anything." Wikipedia   This has been something you may have heard of before and wondered what it meant and how you can incorporate them into your life. Affirmations are something that can be easily incorporated into routine or a great way to start a routine which is achievable 5-10minutes daily.   Affirmations are very powerful as they might be things you already belief or aspects of your life that you struggle with but are working on…

  • 4 Step Cycle to Relieve Anxiety in High Schoolers

    Winding down the school year is stressful, don’t you think? Final projects, Regents or AP exams to prepare for, friends going away, finding a job. I can only imagine how you are feeling with only a few more weeks left in the school year. I am going to guess that you are experiencing either one specific feeling or a combination. The feeling that I see generally is Anxious/ Panic. In my last post I gave you some symptoms representing anxiousness that are important to be aware of, check that out if you missed it. Although the feeling of anxiety is generally seen within my practice, I remember how I felt…

  • Are You “Sad” and “Nervous” … or ANXIOUS and DEPRESSED?

    Are You “Sad” and “Nervous” … or ANXIOUS and DEPRESSED? We all experience varying levels of sadness or nervousness throughout our lives. Remember your high school years? Sometimes we are down in the dumps, plain old tired, or feeling uncertain. Life simply seems too much to handle. You think you’re “sad” or “nervous”, but when does it cross over that gray line into Depression or Anxiety?   You may be experiencing Depression when you’ve had a period of two weeks or more in which you’re experiencing several of these symptoms: Problems with sleep Problems with appetite Decreased energy Decreased motivation Crying spells Loss of interest Feeling down Problems with memory…