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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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By Kaitlyn DeLeon, LPC / April 19, 2023

Do you ever feel like you aren’t getting enough sleep? That’s because most of us aren’t. And even though the time has fallen back, due to the seasons, that one extra hour isn’t enough. Surveys have shown that around 1 in 3 adults are not getting enough sleep. Along with this, individuals are also not […]

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This or That?

By Krista Bassani, LPC Associate / 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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H.A.L.T. Stress

By Kaitlyn DeLeon, LPC / July 12, 2022

When in recovery, we are challenged to engage in healthy and proactive methods of coping with life stressors. Tools can be learned to aid in the stress management process. However, stress is a part of life that is inevitable, whether it be positive stress or negative stress. Stress causes people to feel emotional and physical […]

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Shapeshifting Grief

By Krista Bassani, LPC Associate / June 14, 2022

What comes to mind when you think of the word grief? Most would say death or loss, which is an understandable connection. When a loved one passes, often hear about the “stages of grief” in relation to our experience. These stages are often outlined numerically as denial 2) anger 3) bargaining 4) depression and 5) […]

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When the Panic Attacks

By Lu-Cheree De Jager, LPC / April 25, 2022

Racing thoughts, pounding heartbeat, sweating, chills, trembling through your limbs, feeling weakness or dizziness, numb all symptoms caused by the sensation of a panic attack. Kellie Collins, a licensed professional therapist in Oregon described panic attacks as losing permission over your body’s ability to control its responses to the sense of anxiety.  Panic attacks can […]

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Blocks to Communication – Part II

By Natalie Wilie, LPC / April 11, 2022

In last week’s blog, we discussed five ways you could be blocking healthy communication in your relationships. The ability to communicate in a healthy way can make a difference in how productive your conversations are! Whether you are having a discussion with your child, a disagreement with your partner, or a chat with your brother, […]

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Blocks to Healthy Communication

By Natalie Wilie, LPC / April 11, 2022

The ability to communicate in a healthy way can make a difference in how productive your conversations are. Whether you are having a discussion with your child, a disagreement with your partner or a chat with your brother, your communication skills come into play. It is easy to fall into the trap of using an […]

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Conquering Your Inner Critic

By Kaitlyn DeLeon, LPC / March 11, 2022

With the fast pace of life and distractions all around, it’s easy to spend our days on autopilot. But when we take a step back or a moment to sit still, our critical inner voice arrives. The critical voice is something that most everyone experiences. It’s the part of our mind that thinks statements such […]

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Boundaries are Self-Care

By Kaitlyn DeLeon, LPC / October 7, 2021

In recent years, self-care has had a rise in popularity, and in fact, is recommended by almost all professionals in the mental health field. It’s common for your therapist to recommend engaging in some form of self-care between sessions, as well as implementing a self-care routine into your life, in various forms that suit you […]

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