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Healthy Ways to Manage Stress and Increase Wellbeing

If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by stress and anxiety, you are not alone. Everyone has days, weeks or phases in life that are overwhelming and stressful. However, there are many ways that people cope with these times of overwhelm and not all of them are productive or healthy. Lack of appropriate management of stress can create […]

Understanding Your Attachment Style

Our earliest relationships form the foundation for life. They shape the way we love, our ability to manage emotion and our ability to connect in healthy relationships throughout life. From the moment a baby enters the world, they are seeking security, safety sustenance and love. As their eyes search for connection with their mother and […]

Thrive Notes

If you have ever struggled with maintaining a mindset of positive growth and change, here is a tool that may help towards that end. Thrive Notes is a workbook written by Tamra Hughes, MA, LPC “containing tools and activities for daily reflection. It is for documenting personal reminders of one’s coping skills, triggers, strengths and […]

New Year, New You

At the start of a new year, tradition has it that we make resolutions about how we want to change, improve ourselves and live better. When you reflect on your resolutions over the past years, have your promises to yourself been maintained? Or, as is the case for many, are the resolutions short lived and […]

Memory Networks in a Nutshell

Do you ever wonder why a smell, song, or other sensory cue may remind you of a time, place, person or experience? It can be wonderful when positive memories are elicited, but when the memories are negative or traumatic, it can send a person into a state of anxiety or panic as they try to […]

Understanding Adjunctive Care in EMDR Therapy

Many people ask about my approach to adjunctive care in EMDR therapy. It is not uncommon for clinicians who are not trained in EMDR therapy to want to refer their clients for EMDR therapy and still maintain their role as the primary therapist to their client. This can be a great collaboration as long as […]

The Meaning We Make of Our Experiences

One of my favorite facts about the mind is that memories are stored in a way that has much less to do with the memory of an actual experience than it does to do with the meaning we attribute to it. Meaning is at the crux of everything we do and everything that motivates us. […]

Grounded: Exercises in trauma therapy.

Seeking therapy for a traumatic experience can be scary and intimidating for some, and for others it is the hope for immediate, long awaited relief. For the therapist, part of the job is determining when it is most appropriate to begin to deeply address the trauma in counseling and implementing the right techniques to allow […]

EMDR Therapy: 3 Great Benefits

Panic, anxiety, sadness, nightmares or simply feeling stuck or frustrated in relationships- trauma can create problems that invade many aspects of life.  Although there are numerous forms of therapy that are used to treat PTSD, trauma and anxiety, EMDR therapy stands out as one of the most effective.

For many people experiencing these unpleasant feelings or the […]