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Celebrate Pride Month

By Kaitlyn DeLeon, LPC / June 13, 2024

Summer is here and it’s truly a beautiful time of year. It’s a time to go outside, spend time with loved ones, and for the month of June, it’s time to celebrate PRIDE month! Pride month is here, and it’s a joyous time of the year. The first pride month began in 1970, on the […]

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Overcoming Flight Anxiety

By Lu-Cheree De Jager, LPC / May 23, 2024

Imagine this: You’re at the airport, excited about your upcoming trip, but as the boarding announcement echoes through the terminal, your excitement gives way to a familiar knot of dread in your stomach. If this scenario sounds all too familiar, you’re not alone. Today, we’re going to explore a topic that affects many of us: flight […]

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Tips for Blending Families

By Mycael Parks / May 2, 2024

You’ve healed, met the love of your life and are hopeful this time around they are “the one”. Now what? You have kids from your previous relationship and are excited to blend your family with your new love’s family. From the surface this seems like an easy task, but soon you are greeted with challenges. […]

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The Uncomfortable Reality of Hygiene During Depression

By Priscilla Buentello, LPC Associate / April 23, 2024

Most people know what depression is, but there is something in particular we don’t usually talk about. When we struggle with depression, a lot of things that used to come naturally to us may become difficult or even feel impossible to do. One of the things that can become very difficult is hygiene. This is […]

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Am I Experiencing Empathy or Sympathy?

By Kaitlyn DeLeon, LPC / April 18, 2024

What is your go to reaction when an individual is experiencing distress or needs? As people, our reactions can vary. One person’s response might be to sit and feel the emotions, while other’s might be to offer immediate condolences. But what is the name of these reactions?  Am I experiencing empathy or sympathy? Both are […]

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The Value of Emotions

By Priscilla Buentello, LPC Associate / April 3, 2024

Have you ever found yourself questioning, “why do I feel this way?” Wondering if there is something wrong with you for often feeling emotions like sadness or anger? Many people have preconceived notions on which emotions are acceptable to feel and which aren’t. So what is the reality? Is there value in emotions? There are […]

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Safety Planning

By Priscilla Buentello, LPC Associate / March 27, 2024

If you have ever had urges to harm yourself, you know that it can be a scary place to find yourself in. It can feel like there is nothing we can do about these thoughts, but there are steps you can take to lower the chances that you might harm yourself. It’s called safety planning […]

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How to Choose a Culturally Sensitive Counselor

By Tershundrea Branch, LPC / March 25, 2024

The United States is often referred to as a “melting pot” but what does that mean and how do you choose a culturally sensitive counselor? The term “melting pot” in the context of the United States refers to its diverse population, encompassing various people, languages, styles, and cultures. To select a culturally sensitive therapist in […]

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Spring Cleaning: Inside and Out

By Lydia Davis, LPC Associate / March 18, 2024

The winter chill has come to an end and the signs of spring are emerging. With the changing of the seasons comes a symbolic opportunity for transformation and revitalization for mind, body, and soul. It is not just homes that can be rejuvenated, we can also spruce up our minds. The age-old tradition of spring […]

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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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