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Healing PTSD: How to feel empowered

Seeking help following a trauma, or even when seeking methods for healing PTSD months or years following the trauma, typically invokes significant feelings of vulnerability. Experienced trauma therapists are aware of the fragile nature of their work. Trauma clients often struggle to figure out how to navigate through seeking  treatment for healing PTSD and finding [...]

By |2018-06-15T13:15:09+00:00January 1st, 2018|Trauma Treatment|

Tips for Managing PTSD

PTSD, the acronym for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, can be an invasive and crippling disorder that is the unfortunate aftermath of trauma. The depression, re-intrusive thoughts, panic and anxiety can take a huge toll on quality of life. Although most people seek therapy for this disorder, they struggle with managing PTSD in between sessions. Here [...]

By |2018-06-16T04:00:11+00:00April 12th, 2017|PTSD Treatment|

What is the Difference Between PTSD and Complex PTSD?

There is extensive information in the media these days describing PTSD, and as a result many people are generally familiar with it's symptoms.  I often receive calls for therapy from potential clients stating that they believe they have PTSD. They are feeling anxious, depressed and are having re-intrusive thoughts about a traumatic experience. Although these [...]

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 good ways to manage stress can [...]

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 [...]

By |2018-05-28T17:56:54+00:00January 27th, 2017|couples counseling, women's issues|

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 [...]

By |2018-05-28T17:58:42+00:00January 26th, 2017|PTSD Treatment, Trauma Treatment|

Tips for Developing a Healthy Relationship with Yourself

Whether you are struggling with trauma, depression or simply balancing the pressures of daily life and stress, finding a way to stay centered can be invaluable. One way that is beneficial in establishing balance is developing a positive relationship with oneself. The relationship with self defines our inner world, and the way we process information [...]

By |2018-09-23T19:38:21+00:00January 9th, 2017|teen counseling, women's issues|

Advantages of Learning Something New

It can be easy to overlook the value of learning when it is routine in school. However, once we complete our formal education, we generally have to take on the responsibility of discovery for ourselves. Some of us face the issue of motivation, being burnt out from so many years of schooling. It may take [...]

By |2018-09-23T19:17:03+00:00November 8th, 2016|Anxiety treatment, teen counseling, women's issues|

Panic and Stress Relief ‘Quick Tips’

Sometimes stress or panic hits us the most inconvenient times. You could be at work, at school, or running errands and all of the sudden become overwhelmed. If this is something that happens to you, it could be helpful to keep some quick fixes for this in your back pocket to provide you with stress [...]

By |2018-07-16T01:31:56+00:00October 11th, 2016|Anxiety, Anxiety treatment|