1. 3 More Things that Can Get in the Way of Happiness

    3 MORE THINGS THAT CAN GET IN THE WAY OF HAPPINESS As a therapist and counselor I am constantly discussing with my clients ways that they can get closer to achieving happiness in their lives. In my last blog post I discussed three things that can get in the way of happiness, click here to read it. That post discussed negativity, greed, and jealousy. In this post I will discuss three more things th…Read More

  2. 3 Things That Get in the Way of Happiness

    Happiness is something that all of us want to attain. It is also something that is difficult for all of us to get. How many people in your life can say that they are truly happy? Have you noticed that the people who say they don’t have happiness in their life say they experience a lack of fulfillment, anxiety, sadness, or stress? As a therapist and counselor, I often find myself discussing the t…Read More

  3. What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

    What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? Have you ever heard someone throw around the term “OCD” to describe someone that is obsessed with being clean or really organized? That is actually the wrong use of the term. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a chronic mental health disorder in which a person has uncontrollable thoughts that occur…Read More

  4. Do you Suffer with Generalized Anxiety Disorder

    Generalized Anxiety disorder (also known as GAD) is described as constant and excessive worry about multiple things. Excessive worry is defined as worrying without even having something wrong or worrying in an amount that is disparate to the actual risk. People who suffer from GAD do not worry about just one thing they worry about multiple things. They have a hard time controlling how much they wo…Read More

  5. 5 Traits Happy People Have in Common

    5 TRAITS HAPPY PEOPLE HAVE IN COMMON Webster’s Dictionary defines happiness as a state of well-being and contentment. Most people feel happy when their needs in life are being met. Being happy is a goal that most people have in life but is something that many have a hard time figuring out. Happiness is something that takes work. You can’t just say that you have achieved a state of happiness an…Read More

  6. 3 Most Common Thoughts Associated with Anxiety

    3 Most Common Thoughts Associated with Anxiety  Anxiety is caused by negative, irrational, and often future oriented thoughts. As a therapist and counselor that specializes in treating teens and adults with anxiety I have heard a countless amount of anxious thoughts. I have noticed a few common themes within the anxious thoughts that my clients have shared with me. If you are experiencing anxiety…Read More

  7. Is Your Teen Struggling with Anxiety?

    Does your teen constantly worry? Do they complain about feeling overwhelmed and anxious? Is their anxiety causing them to avoid school, socializing with other kids, or participating in activities? Do they get nervous when they have to take tests? A parent’s worst nightmare is seeing their child suffer. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 25.1% of teens ages 13-18 meet the crite…Read More

  8. Do Any of Your Fears Amount to Phobias?

    Do Any of Your Fears Amount to Phobias? Phobias are an intense irrational fear of something that does not actually cause us danger. Think about seeing a large snake in your backyard. Most people would react to the sight of that with fear and their heart rate would increase. On the other hand there are people who love snakes and might even enjoy having one as a pet. It is perfectly natural and ther…Read More

  9. What Factors Influence Your Self-esteem?

    What Factors Influence Your Self-esteem? There are many contributing factors that influence a person’s self-esteem. As a therapist and counselor I have worked with many clients to find out what has impacted their self-image. It is important to understand what factors influence your self-esteem because they can either improve it or diminish it. Having low self-esteem can contribute to anxiety and…Read More

  10. Learn How to Use Progressive Muscle Relaxation to Relieve Anxiety

    Learn How to Use Progressive Muscle Relaxation to Relieve Anxiety Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed and stressed? Do you ever lie awake in bed at night without being able to fall asleep? Have you ever had a headache that just won’t go away or an aching pain in your neck or back? This pain can be a result of stress or anxiety that you are experiencing in your life. People’s bodies often …Read More