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What is “telemental” health? How can it help me?

  Over the past decade, the use of telemental health services (aka ‘skype’ therapy’ have become commonplace in many counseling practices.  Although telemental health seems like a relatively new concept, its origins can be traced back a hundred years...

Why resolutions fail and how you can make them work this year

  Why DO resolutions fail? A new year is an exciting time of renewal, change, and moving forward.  Many of us will take the time to write down our new year resolutions in hopes that we will finally follow through this time.   According to Business Insider, 80% of our...

A Gift Guide for Kids From a Therapist

  Every year, many children receive all kinds of gifts for the Holidays.  Children rattle off their ‘wish-lists’ to Santa and parents attempt fulfill those wishes.  However, you may still be unsure what to get your children this year.  I compiled a list of gift ideas...

The best gift you can give: being present

During the holidays, our attention is often split between shopping, work, and Christmas celebrations.  With all of the distractions and expectations, we can easily become engrossed and overwhelmed by all there is to do.  Despite the reason for the season, we become...

Self-care: What your therapist really means

  As a therapist, I often encourage my clients to work on their self-care.  Self-care is an integral part of healing, maintaining, and working on good mental health. If you have been around the internet at all in the last several years, then you know that self-care...

When you have a bad day

    Everyone has bad days. Some days are definitely worse than others, but even just little issues can bubble up and bring up feelings of stress and frustration.   Despite having unfortunate problems popping up during the day, there is still a way to salvage the rest...