Anxiety & Depression

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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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Practicing Mindfulness

By Priscilla Buentello, LPC Associate / March 3, 2024

Did you know that there is one practice you could incorporate into your life that can increase gratitude, help with emotion regulation, and improve mental clarity? It’s practicing mindfulness, and it can help with all of that, and more. And there is a simple way to incorporate practicing mindfulness into your daily life with ease. […]

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Are You Feeling Your Feelings?

By Priscilla Buentello, LPC Associate / September 19, 2023

Imagine you have just received some bad news. You’ve just been told that you have not been awarded with that promotion you’ve been striving towards, you have just been broken up with, or your childhood pet just died. Picture what you would most likely be doing directly afterwards. Would you be immediately doom scrolling on […]

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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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