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…

Validation in Relationships

What is Validation and Why Is It Important for Your Relationship? Validation is inevitably a skill that most couples end up needing in their toolbox at one time or another.  But what is validation and why is it helpful? The dictionary defines…

Thriving with Social Anxiety Series: 5 Ways to Succeed in Dating

For those who suffer from social anxiety, dating can seem like a daunting task! What’s meant to be an enjoyable experience oftentimes turns into a torturous endeavor! The inherit issue with dating is that, at it’s core, it is a social experience….

Tidying Up More Than Just Your Home

Part I You’d have to live under a rock, or not have Netflix (are those two really different?) to not know about “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.” If you do live under a rock, I’ll give a short synopsis. Marie Kondo is…

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…

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…

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