Posts tagged best counselor near me
Navigating Difficult Relationships

Now that the school year is underway and the first day nerves are wearing off, your child is meeting new peers, making new friends, and seeing friends that they didn’t see all summer. Sometimes meeting new people goes just like we want it to.

Read More
September Position of the Month: Straddle Up- From Our Sex Therapist

September’s highlighted position of the month is the Straddle Up, which is a variation of female-on-top (or cowgirl) position.  A sexual experience is a great time to physically and emotionally connect with your partner, but it can also be a great time to get in a workout/cardio together!

Read More
Sleep

Where does this one fall on your priority list?  We can likely all agree that we are much more efficient, tolerant, and happy when we have had sufficient rest, but “a good night’s sleep” remains a subjective idea.  How much sleep is enough?  What are the risks?  You feel okay, so why make any changes to your sleep schedule? 

Read More
Working Through Depression: Symptoms & Antidotes  

When people share their experiences with depression with me, the most common theme I hear is a sense of feeling “heavy,” as though they are carrying a ginormous weight on their shoulders. Another visual often shared is a feeling of walking through knee-deep mud. That ubiquitous experience of heaviness is the proverbial shot in the foot that often interferes with a person’s ability to recover from depression.

Read More
The Power of Self-Care: It’s NOT selfish, It’s NOT indulgent IT’S NECESSARY

“If the airplane cabin loses pressure, oxygen masks will drop from the ceiling. Place the mask over your nose and mouth before helping others.” You know the drill – put your mask on FIRST. Even though our instincts often guide us to take care of EVERYONE else first, or at least those closest to us. Especially our family, right?

Read More
The Empathy Filter: Making the Conscious Choice to Take Another Perspective

Do you ever find yourself listening to a story from a friend or colleague, hearing their emotional experience of anger, frustration, indignation, excitement, hope, etc., and wondering how in the world they are arriving at the conclusions they’ve reached? Can you picture yourself thinking, “Wow, that was really cool of her” just as your friend is saying, “Can you believe how rude she was?” Or maybe you’re not the third party hearing this story from a friend – maybe you’re living it.

Read More
Grit. Gratitude. Grace. Essential Tools for Hanging In There

There are times when I find myself wondering how I’m going to [fill in the blank]. How am I going to finish my work and still get home in time to walk the dog and cook dinner? How am I going to take care of my aging parents and in-laws?

Read More
Co-regulation: Elementary Years

Through the elementary years, children gain insight on how to better control their emotions, behavior, and attention. Children gain the ability to cope with impulses and delayed gratification. Children begun to think about thought processes, emotion, and develop critical thinking skills.

Read More
Coffee and Mental Health

I would like to share something more personal for this week’s blog. Recently, I have been battling with my own anxiety and panic attacks. As difficult as it is to go though, I believe this experience has given me tremendous empathy for my clients and those suffering from anxiety disorders. One morning I woke up with an extremely elevated heart-rate.

Read More
Common Sexual Injuries

Most of us could probably agree that one thing that will absolutely kill libido quicker than anything else is incurring an injury while engaging in sexual activity.  Although it might surprise you, injuries during sexual activity is pretty common. 

Read More