The Four A’s of Stress Relief

Those suffering from depression and anxiety often possesses rigid thought processes.  Black and white. Yes and no. My way or the highway. One way or another. Typically, situations have to be presented in such a […]

The STOP Method

Although the human brain is a blessing, it has the potential to be a serious burden. All of the times I have nearly rear ended the car in front of me, snapping out of a […]

Five By Five Rule

Earlier this morning, I was having a session at a local diner with an adolescent male I see twice a week. He was initially referred for counseling for anger management after aggravated assault charges and […]

The Complexity of Self-Care

Since the blog started up about nine months ago, I touched on topics ranging from humor to mindfulness to core values to addiction. It has been quite the journey. Over the last week though, I […]

Happiness Might Not Be The Answer

I waltzed through the office door at approximately 8:05AM with my eyes half shut. Nobody never really bothered me for being late, especially since it was Friday morning. Having rolled out of bed about twenty […]

Humor and Its Benefits

I am a psychic. I can prove it. Stop what you are doing…Take a moment…Let your guard down…Reach down to the back of your subconscious…Think back to your best times…Feel as though you are back […]

Sexual Violence and Self-Care

After working in the mental health field for nearly a decade, you would think that there are few things that could catch me off guard. One particular area though always plucks at my heartstrings; Listening […]