26Feb

Facing The New- Major Changes We Choose

One does not have to look far to find information on dealing life’s unexpected changes. Self-help books, websites, mental health counseling, and even television shows offer assistance in dealing with unforeseen changes. Examples of these kinds of changes may include: • Losing a loved one • Losing a job • The end of a relationship, […]

23Feb

Art Therapy: A True or False Pop Quiz

Art therapy is “an integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship” (American Art Therapy Association, 2017). In other words, art therapy is used by a qualified art therapist as a therapeutic […]

18Feb

Conquering Anxiety—Strategies for Regaining a Sense of Calm

For some of us, “going with the flow” doesn’t feel like an option. We plan, overthink, worry, and plan some more as a means of coping with not knowing what the future will bring. Anxiety, or feelings of worry, dread, or nervousness can leave us feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and unsure of how to move forward. […]

12Feb

I’m My Own Valentine and That’s Okay

With Valentine’s day around the corner many people have mixed feelings about this day. Usually it boils down to whether you’re in a relationship or not. It can be really hard to see everyone around you paired up while you’re stuck feeling like you’ll never find that special someone or that you’ll always be alone […]

06Feb

Once Bitten, Twice Shy—The Personal Side

When I was young, I remember my mom saying that there are certain times in life when you find out who your real friends are—when you move, when you get married/have a baby, when you are sick/hospitalized, when someone you love dearly passes, when you lose your job or face financial difficulty, etc. And, she […]

01Feb

Once Bitten, Twice Shy—The Practical Side

If you are of high school age or older (maybe even middle school age or older) I bet you can answer “yes” to at least one of these questions. Ever had someone you trust intentionally try to hurt or sabotage you? Ever had someone act like your friend only to find out they were not? […]