Brain and Body System: One Functioning Unit

Seeing your mind and body as two separate systems can inhibit self-awareness and insight into mental health especially. Our brain body system is more often a symbiotic system than two separate circuits. “The mind and emotions are viewed as influencing the body, as the body, in turn influences the mind and emotions… As one functioning […]


Doom Scrolling

In our current political and social climate it can be very daunting to be online as much as we are. Constantly bombarded with information about peoples lives from all over the world. As our age of the internet continues to grow exponentially so does our locus of concern. So much information is so readily accessible […]


Borderline Personality Disorder: What is it?

Borderline Personality disorder is sometimes referred to as complex PTSD. People often refer to borderline personality disorder in shorthand as BPD. BPD impacts self-concept or image, how one feels about themselves and others in their life, patterns of unstable relationships and may find it difficult to manage emotions and behavior. It usually begins in early […]


Time Moves Quickly: Mindfulness & Presence

Someone told me this past week why it feels like time goes faster as you get older. When you are in your first year of life there is only 365 days between you and when you came into the world. With every year that passes, it becomes more days behind you than you’ve ever had before. At […]


Autonomy: Building a Child or Adolescents Independence and Self-Esteem

Autonomy refers to self-government and being responsible for control of one’s life. As we progress into adulthood autonomy becomes a more relevant fact of our lives because we naturally have more independence, more responsibilities, and subsequently more choices to make. In psychology the self-determination theory explains the three basic psychological needs that people require to […]


A Week Off the Grid

I spent a week off the grid, sort of. As a Floridian, I love the natural springs we have here and if you haven’t been I can’t emphasize enough how much you are missing out. A few weeks ago some friends and I went to spend the day at the spring, brought inner tubes, a […]


Peer Lead Support in the Community

Counseling is a great resource for navigating life challenges, healing from past wounds, and maintaining mentally well practices; however, counseling is not always an accessible tool. Sometimes finances, access, or therapist compatibility can be a barrier to receiving the care one needs. There is no replacement for therapy but engaging with others in your community […]


You Need Help: You Fat-Shamed Your Beautiful Girlfriend

This viral article was written by Heather Hogan for Autostraddle.com. The discourse about how fatphobia and body shaming impact us in our most intimate and important relationships at times is something that is often difficult to address and put into words. Heather does so with tact and insight that’s helpful for anyone working through body […]


Self-Regulation for Kids

Self-regulation is defined as control of oneself by oneself. Andrea Bell from Good Therapy defines good emotional self-regulation, as someone who “has the ability to keep their emotions in check. They can resist impulsive behaviors that might worsen their situation, and they can cheer themselves up when they’re feeling down. They have a flexible range […]


Bibliotherapy: The Happiness Hypothesis

The book The Happiness Hypothesis written by psychologist Johnathan Haidt draws on scientific research and philosophy to explore ideas surrounding mental wellness and coping skills. This book is a great read to challenge your current way of thinking, and gain insight about how to cope with the age old questions of “what is happiness…how do […]