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Mental Wellness for Chronic Illness and Disability

Do you have a chronic illness or disability? Chances are that if you personally don’t, you know someone who does. What I’ve come to discover in my own journey with a physical disability is that no one tells you about the mental health…

How Do You Change?

One of the most fascinating things about studying to be a clinical mental health counselor is studying varying theories on how people believe change happens.  Some people believe you have to address the past in order to gain insights into the…

Go Beyond the Like

Imagine someone you consider a social butterfly. You likely conjure to mind a person whom you believe to be incredibly invested in their social interactions; who seems to invest time in cultivating relationships with others. In envisioning…

Riddled With Fear

We look to nights like Halloween to offer us a good fright.  Feeling that quick jolt of energy race through us as we decide whether to engage in the fight, flight, or freeze response.  And likely, after a few hours, the adrenaline that raced…

The Depressed Darkness

I imagine that every person, in the history of people, has experienced at least a moment of internal darkness; where they feel themselves depressing, or lost in the processing of their life.  For some, this is short-lived, and they naturally…

It's Your Funeral

Well, I just submitted my first lengthy graduate paper.  I feel pretty excited about it, as it revolved around our life philosophy and how we would incorporate that into our therapeutic practice.  It got me thinking; I wonder what other’s…