Ten Tips to Reduce Anxiety

1.      Acknowledge your anxiety response is not abnormal; stop dwelling on what’s wrong with you. Understand that anybody who experiences the symptoms that you have most likely would respond the same way – become anxious. What is different is that some people have symptoms that are recurring, while others don’t. However it is important to understand that people […]

5-4-3-2-1 Coping Technique

5…4…3…2…1 I want relief! There are 5 steps to take to help create progress towards finding symptom reduction and/or relief. Taking these 5 steps might not be overnight magic but can significantly help reduce symptoms of anxiety, trauma triggers, and other unwanted emotions or thoughts. With any type of trigger, emotion, or thought that needs […]

Perspective is Everything!

I recently discovered the power of perspective and the outcome it can have on the way you think. As a therapist, who specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I have always been aware the concept, how you think directly affects how you feel. When you are able to take a step back and evaluate with careful […]

Get Rid of Stress in Just Two Minutes

Literally only have two minutes to spare? You aren’t alone in the fact that everyone is busy and that in itself can cause stress. This quick read only takes about two minutes and arms you with fourteen different ways to quickly reduce stress. Follow the link and give it a try, it won’t take long! […]

Out of Shape or Just the Stairs?

If you are my client, then you know that my building has one flight of stairs that leaves everyone breathless. Even I am surprised as I walk up and down them at least four times daily that I am out of breath. I used to question if it was me and if I was that […]

Therapists: Not One Size Fits All!

I have always been a big proponent that most professions are not one size fits all! Really nothing should be! We are unique individuals and It is why we have specialists and things that distinctly separate one professional from another. It took me time to find a doctor who was the right fit, and next […]

Firearm Violence and Mental Health

You cannot turn the TV on or go on the internet without being overwhelmed but the terrible violence that has been occurring. It is terrifying and very sad to see out flag at a constant half mast. It can also be hard to address these hot topics, so I decided that a safe way to […]