Anxiety & Depression

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Attachment Styles

By Priscilla Buentello, LPC Associate / June 13, 2023

Have you ever wondered at some of your thoughts or behaviors in relationships? Have you found yourself looking back on your actions during a conflict or intimate moment with frustration or confusion? Some of this behavior could very well be linked to your attachment style! The following is a quick start guide to attachment styles: […]

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What is Trauma?

By Priscilla Buentello, LPC Associate / June 13, 2023

Often, words like trauma or something being “traumatic” get used in everyday vernacular without a true understanding of what that word entails. A trauma can be defined as an experience we have that overwhelms our capacity to cope. But how can we be sure that an experience is considered a trauma? “Big T” vs. “Little […]

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The Thing We Don’t Talk About

By Krista Bassani, LPC Associate / 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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Fact Check Your Feelings

By Krista Bassani, LPC Associate / May 9, 2022

If you could have a superpower, what would it be? I think most would say super strength or flying, maybe even invisibility. However, I would argue that possibly the most powerful superpower would be the ability to read minds. Hear me out. Think of a situation where you did not know what another person was […]

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Calming the Storm

By Lu-Cheree De Jager, LPC / 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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Are you really ‘fine’?

By Krista Bassani, LPC Associate / March 28, 2022

Picture This You snoozed your alarm and now you are 30 minutes late for work. You’re rushing around, trying to pull yourself together, and beginning your day off to a rough start. In your whirlwind of trying to grab a bite of breakfast before heading out, an argument sparks with your partner who should have […]

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Grief During the Holidays

By Kaitlyn DeLeon, LPC / December 6, 2021

The holiday season is fully upon us! Decorations are out, and gatherings with friends, co-workers, family, and loved ones are occurring, and it’s a joyous time for most. While it is the most wonderful time of the year, the holiday season can be a very different experience for those who are experiencing grief after the […]

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Start Using Your Dimmer Switch

By Natalie Wilie, LPC / November 30, 2021

Do you find yourself using words such as “the best,” “the worst,” “love,” “hate,” “always,” or “never?” Do you say things like “I’m having the worst day ever?” or “He is always rude to me”? This way of thinking is a cognitive distortion called black and white thinking or all-or-nothing thinking.  Cognitive distortions are tricks […]

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Holidays and Boundaries

By Kaitlyn DeLeon, LPC / November 11, 2021

While the most wonderful time of the year is fastly approaching, the holiday season can also bring on a unique set of stressors and pressures for individuals and families. The neighborhoods may be hanging up lights and inflating Santa’s Reindeer, but the inside of homes can sometimes feel much less festive. During the holiday season, […]

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Seasonal Depression

By Kaitlyn DeLeon, LPC / September 13, 2021

As the days become shorter, and the nights become longer, autumn is quickly approaching. For some, this is a well-loved and even longed-for time of the year that brings holidays and celebration. For others, this time of the year signifies shifts in mood and a longing for summer and sunlight. This sudden shift in mood […]

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