Adult Counseling

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Talking About Mental Health

By Natalie Cinotto, LPC Associate / May 4, 2022

Mental health in America is a growing crisis. If you or someone you know struggles with problems associated with mental health and wellness, don’t let negative stigmas keep you from talking about it!  In the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) described an increase in the proportion of adults reporting recent symptoms of […]

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Calming the Storm

By Lu-Cheree De Jager, LPC Associate / March 31, 2022

Have you ever watched a storm chaser show on tv? A storm such as a tornado has something called an “eye” which represents the middle of the storm. The eye is a center point where the wind does not reach, the opposite of its surrounding walls – sometimes a glimpse of sunlight can be seen […]

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Meeting Your Needs

By Krista Bassani, LPC Associate / March 1, 2022

Imagine you are getting set up to participate in a meditative activity like yoga. The lighting is low, essential oils are wafting through the air, and you attempt to reach a sense of calm and mindfulness…but then your stomach growls. All of a sudden you are yanked out of your mindfulness state and plunged into […]

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Career Counseling is Mental Health Counseling

By Tershundrea Branch / September 9, 2021

COVID 19 had a great impact on the workforce, from unemployment to working from home, the stressors that the pandemic has brought upon employment have an effect on everyone involved. Working remotely can have an impact on our need for social connections and create an unbalanced work/home life boundary. In addition, in a society that […]

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Anorexia and Bulimia

By Kaitlyn DeLeon, LPC / August 17, 2021

Out of the various eating disorders in existence, Anorexia nervosa and Bulimia nervosa are more easily recognized, just by name alone. Though they are easily recognizable by name, recognizing the differences between them and their early warning signs is crucial to the treatment of their presence.  While both anorexia and bulimia are characterized by disordered […]

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Is Counseling Right for You?

By Madison Wilie / July 27, 2021

In the past, counseling has been incorrectly stigmatized as something only for people with serious mental health issues. But, haven’t you ever needed someone to talk to? Do you sometimes feel stressed, lonely, or unable to sort through the thousands of thoughts in your head? While therapy is certainly beneficial for people struggling with mental […]

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Addressing Eating Disorders

By Kaitlyn DeLeon, LPC / July 6, 2021

In the age of social media, diet culture, filters and photoshop, there are so many unrealistic expectations for the way that we look. These expectations can lead to body dysmorphia and an obsession with weight detrimental to your mental health. A common result of the unhealthy fixation on the way you look is an eating […]

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Weaken Your Inner Critic

By Natalie Wilie, LPC / October 15, 2020

“You’re weak… you just made another stupid mistake… you’ll never be good at this… you’re ugly… there’s something wrong with you.”  Does this sound familiar?  The inner critic does not criticize based on reality.  It is a viewpoint that you have adopted based on destructive, early life experiences and attitudes directed toward you that you […]

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3 Tips on How to Use a Mantra to Shift Your Thinking

By Natalie Wilie, LPC / August 29, 2020

“I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggonit, people like me!” If you are an SNL fan, you will recognize these words of affirmation from satirist and comedian, Al Franken on his skit, Daily Affirmation by Stuart Smalley. They must have used the word “mantra” on the show at some point because, when I asked […]

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