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How to Tame the Anxiety Beast

By Krista Bassani, LPC / May 13, 2024

Hey there, fellow rider of the anxiety rollercoaster! If you’ve found yourself here, you’re probably searching for a way to slow down this ride and relocate to something a bit more peaceful. Well, you’re in luck because this blog is your ticket to a more enjoyable and fulfilling ride of life. But what is anxiety? […]

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Authentic Affirmations

By Krista Bassani, LPC / March 18, 2024

There are a great number of standard phrases people use to comfort others or offer advice, such as, “it is what it is” or “never say never.” Sometimes these phrases are truly meaningful and do their job by providing a sense of relief. However, sometimes these phrases, while well intended, can do more damage than […]

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Kids Think the Darndest Things

By Krista Bassani, LPC / September 19, 2023

For those of us from the now prehistoric era of the nineties, you may recall a show titled Kids Say the Darndest Things. The show’s premise was to ask school-aged children topics that were way above their realm of understanding, such as politics, dating, history, etc. Essentially, these children were tasked to provide a different […]

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The Pressure of Peers

By Krista Bassani, LPC / June 13, 2023

As we near the end of the school year, there are often parties and celebratory events that take place. Each event can offer its own temptations, but one of the most unsuspecting ones is a temptation from a peer. Sure, we can plan ahead if we know who will be there, what temptations will be […]

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Praise vs. Encouragement

By Krista Bassani, LPC / June 13, 2023

“Good job!” “Nice work!” “You’re so smart!” “This is beautiful!” We have all heard a comment of this sort at some point in our lives, even if we are not the next Pablo Picasso or Alfred Einstein. Phrases like these can make us feel extremely validated in our work and add a pep to our […]

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Self-Care Where?

By Krista Bassani, LPC / June 13, 2023

There are many mental-health terms and phrases that have become popularized over recent years. The familiarity of these words has led to a boom in mental health awareness with people seeking all over the internet for ways to better themselves and their overall wellbeing. One term that you may see quite often on social media […]

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Totally Radical

By Krista Bassani, LPC / June 13, 2023

With the holidays approaching, there may be interactions or events that will leave you in a less than positive mood. Perhaps you’re forced to speak with a family member you do not click with or maneuver airport lines and traffic because you are going out of town. These less-than-ideal scenarios may lead to a destructive […]

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Real-Life Monsters

By Krista Bassani, LPC / October 27, 2022

October is mostly associated with spooky ghosts, scary skeletons, and excesses of candy the likes of Willy Wonka have never seen. However, October is also domestic violence awareness month, which shines a light on the real-life monsters that exist in all shapes and forms. These monsters are more common than you may think with domestic […]

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The Thing We Don’t Talk About

By Krista Bassani, LPC / October 27, 2022

Trigger Warning: suicide September comes with many things: fall leaves, cooler temperatures, and children back at school. Another topic you may have coincided with in September is Suicide Awareness month. Posts statistics and facts are posted all over social media during this month, but what does it really mean to have suicidal thoughts? What is […]

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This or That?

By Krista Bassani, LPC / July 27, 2022

We run into a lot of decisions throughout the course of our lives, from what to wear today to whether or not you should get married. Some decisions are easier than others, but for the most part, we are able to guide our lives reasonably toward the goal we are intending to achieve. Children, on […]

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