What is Radical Acceptance?

Radical Acceptance: What It Is and How It Can Help You For many of us, when we believe that something is unfair we tend to become angry, resentful, and blame others or ourselves. This can cloud our judgment, and perhaps lead to…

2 Things Our Dogs Can Teach Us About Happiness

Dogs can bring us hours and hours of happiness, whether by playing fetch, teaching them tricks, or just cuddling on the couch with them. The love and devotion dogs offer can often help us through even the most difficult of times. Not…

Just Breathe, Stupid

Inhale while silently counting to 4.Hold your breath while silently counting to 7Exhale while silently counting to 8.Repeat. What if the simple act of breathing is the proverbial “chill pill” we’re all searching for? Well, there is actually some pretty good research…

What does my therapist mean to “sit with it?”

We therapists have the tendency to use a bunch of psychobabble and it may not always be clear what we’re talking about when we use certain terms. Describing emotional and psychological experiences is often abstract and can be difficult to put into…

Reducing Judgment

Judgment is a significant aspect of overall mental wellness that is often overlooked.  The judgment that we place upon our experiences in our everyday lives can color how we feel about those experiences as well as how we react to any given…

Mindfulness: How to manage unpleasant emotions and be more present

Mind Chatter and Mindlessness Have you ever been driving and not be able to remember part of the drive or completely spaced out on how you arrived at your destination because you were so lost in your own thoughts? Our mind can…

Understanding Assertive Communication

Assertive communication is a skill I inevitably end up building with the majority of my clients, whether they be experiencing depressive symptoms, anxiety, or relational problems.  Asking for your own needs seems simple enough, but oftentimes people are concerned that they may…

4 Tips to Calm Your Fears About Going to Counseling

If you’re reading this then most likely you’re at least considering going to counseling…

The Sun Went Down and So Did Your Mood

Since the time change, I can’t count how many of my clients have come in and told me “I’m just feeling zonked this week” or “I just don’t feel like myself. It’s like I’m in a funk recently.” It’s no secret that…

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