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What Factors Influence Your Self Esteem, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

What Factors Influence Your Self-Esteem?

Over the years as a therapist, I’ve had the opportunity to work with many clients to discover what has impacted their self-image. As, you might already know, there are many contributing factors that influence a person’s self-esteem. It’s incredibly important, too, to understand what factors influence your self-worth. Why? Because these factors can drastically improve…

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How to Get a Better ROI on Your Happiness

How to Get a Better ROI on Your Happiness

Have you ever really looked over your expenses to see how much you spend on your gym membership, netflix, going to the movies, eating out, buying clothes or the latest gadgets? Have you ever stopped to think about how are all these things truly enhancing the overall well being and happiness of my life? Sure,…

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3 More Things That Get in the Way of Happiness

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…

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3 Things That Get in the Way of Happiness

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…

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What is OCD?

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…

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Do You Suffer with Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

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…

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5 Traits Happy People Have in Common

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…

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3 Most Common Thoughts Associated with Anxiety

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…

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Is Your Teen Struggling with Anxiety?

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…

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Do You Struggle with Having a Phobia?

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…

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Learn How to Use Progressive Muscle Relaxation to Relieve Anxiety

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…

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5 Tips to Strengthen Your Self-Esteem

5 Tips to Strengthen Your Self-Esteem

5 Tips to Strengthen Your Self-Esteem Self-esteem consists of the confidence you have in yourself and the feelings you have deep down about your self worth. It also deals with how much respect you have for yourself. Self-esteem influences many aspects of our lives. It is a determining factor in how we relate to others,…

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Learn to Defeat Performance Anxiety

LEARN TO DEFEAT PERFORMANCE ANXIETY

LEARN TO DEFEAT PERFORMANCE ANXIETY Performance anxiety is increased awareness of how you are doing and the need to perform in accordance with standards that you believe or follow. Performance anxiety is associated with the pressure you put on yourself to do your very best. As a therapist and counselor I have worked with many…

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Beat Anxiety Before the Dentist

BEAT ANXIETY & FEAR OF THE DENTIST

BEAT ANXIETY & FEAR OF THE DENTIST Having a fear of going to the dentist is much more common than you think. As a therapist and counselor I am constantly working with my clients to get over fears that they have. Clients that I have worked with that have this fear often times feel this…

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OVERCOME YOUR FEAR OF FAILURE

OVERCOME YOUR FEAR OF FAILURE More people than you think have a fear of failure. Everyone wants to experience success but not everyone has enough courage to overcome their fears to go after what they want. As a therapist and counselor I always tell my clients that fear can hold you back or fear can…

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Conquer Your Fear of Flying

LEARN HOW TO OVERCOME YOUR FEAR OF FLYING

LEARN HOW TO OVERCOME YOUR FEAR OF FLYING Do you have a fear of flying? Does anxiety creep up every time you get on a plane? Experts say that leaving your fear of flying unchecked for a long period of time can lead to you being more susceptible to developing fears in other things or…

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5 Steps to Conquer Fear

5 STEPS TO CONQUER FEAR & ANXIETY TO GET WHAT YOU WANT

5 STEPS TO CONQUER FEAR & ANXIETY TO GET WHAT YOU WANT What are your fears? Is it going for that new job promotion? Entering the dating world? Making a career change? Do you feel like fear is holding you back from your full potential? You are not alone. If you are faced with an…

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Is Having a Fear of Commitment Holding You Back?

IS HAVING A FEAR OF COMMITMENT HOLDING YOU BACK IN LIFE?

IS HAVING A FEAR OF COMMITMENT HOLDING YOU BACK IN LIFE? A fear of commitment is technically known as a phobia. When someone experiences a fear of commitment they are scared of being committed to any meaningful relationships, tasks, and responsibilities. Do you have a fear of commitment? Perhaps you have never been in a…

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DIFFERENT TYPES OF FEARS THAT CAUSE ANXIETY

DIFFERENT TYPES OF FEARS THAT CAUSE ANXIETY

DIFFERENT TYPES OF FEARS THAT CAUSE ANXIETY There are different types of fears that people with anxiety face. Learning to recognize the category your fears fall within will help you overcome them. The two basic fears are internal and external. As a therapist and counselor I want to empower others with the tools they need…

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CONQUER YOUR FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING

CONQUER YOUR FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING

CONQUER YOUR FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING Have you ever heard that when polled people’s biggest fear is speaking in public? Have you ever been nervous when you had to speak in front of others? Perhaps you have felt anxiety when you had to speak in front of others and gotten clammy hands, started sweating, felt…

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HOW TO RELAX AT WORK TO BEAT STRESS & ANXIETY

HOW TO RELAX AT WORK TO BEAT STRESS & ANXIETY

HOW TO RELAX AT WORK TO BEAT STRESS & ANXIETY As a therapist and counselor many of my clients tell me that their stress and anxiety levels are at their highest when they are at work. Does this also apply to you? Coffee breaks or smoke breaks aren’t the only way you can take a…

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TAKE A BREAK TO AVOID STRESS & ANXIETY

TAKE A BREAK TO AVOID STRESS & ANXIETY

TAKE A BREAK TO AVOID STRESS & ANXIETY One of the best tips that I share as a therapist and counselor with my clients to reduce stress and anxiety is telling them to take a break. Removing yourself from the daily stressors can be extremely freeing and an amazing way to rid yourself of stress…

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IS BEING A PEOPLE PLEASER CAUSING YOU STRESS & ANXIETY?

IS BEING A PEOPLE PLEASER CAUSING YOU STRESS & ANXIETY?

IS BEING A PEOPLE PLEASER CAUSING YOU STRESS & ANXIETY? A big problem people who are overly stressed out have is the ability to say no to others when necessary. As a therapist and counselor I have had many clients that have come to me because they fall into the “people pleaser” category and are…

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SIMPLE TIPS 16 THROUGH 20 TO REDUCE STRESS & ANXIETY

SIMPLE TIPS 16 THROUGH 20 TO REDUCE STRESS & ANXIETY

SIMPLE TIPS 16 THROUGH 20 TO REDUCE STRESS & ANXIETY In my last few blog posts I have shared 15 simple tips to reduce anxiety and stress from your life. As a therapist and counselor I am always looking for tangible techniques that I can share in order to improve my clients’ lives. In this…

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SIMPLE TIPS 16 THROUGH 20 TO REDUCE STRESS & ANXIETY

SIMPLE TIPS 11 THROUGH 15 TO BEAT STRESS & ANXIETY

SIMPLE TIPS 11 THROUGH 15 TO BEAT STRESS & ANXIETY In my last two blogs I shared 10 tips to fight stress and anxiety. As a therapist and counselor I know how important it is to arm my clients with the best tools for them to lead healthier and happier lives. Below I share tips…

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SIMPLE TIPS 16 THROUGH 20 TO REDUCE STRESS & ANXIETY

TIPS 6 THROUGH 10 TO BATTLE STRESS & ANXIETY

TIPS 6 THOUGH 10 TO BATTLE STRESS & ANXIETY As a therapist and counselor many clients come to me looking for ways to battle stress and anxiety. Stress is a normal part of life but when it takes over and stops you from doing the things you need to do then it’s time to do…

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QUICK & EASY TIPS 1 THROUGH 5 TO FIGHT STRESS & ANXIETY

QUICK & EASY TIPS 1 THROUGH 5 TO FIGHT STRESS & ANXIETY

5 QUICK & EASY TIPS TO FIGHT STRESS & ANXIETY As a counselor and therapist my clients are always looking to me to give them easy and quick ways to relieve stress and anxiety. In my next few blogs I am going to share tips on how to battle stress and anxiety. Below are tips…

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USING SELF-HYPNOSIS FOR STRESS & ANXIETY

USING SELF-HYPNOSIS FOR STRESS & ANXIETY

USING SELF-HYPNOSIS FOR STRESS & ANXIETY As a therapist and counselor my clients are constantly coming to me for new ways to beat stress and anxiety. A great way to achieve this is through self-hypnosis. In order to get the best results from self-hypnosis you need to practice 10 to 30 minutes daily in a…

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USING MUSIC TO BEAT STRESS, ANXIETY, & DEPRESSION

USING MUSIC TO BEAT STRESS, ANXIETY, & DEPRESSION

USING MUSIC TO BEAT STRESS, ANXIETY, & DEPRESSION As a therapist and counselor a great way to eliminate stress and anxiety that I share with my clients often is listening to music. Music is a significant mood changer, stress buster, and works on many levels at once. One of the first changes that music can…

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HOW TO USE VISUALIZATION TO REDUCE STRESS & ANXIETY

HOW TO USE VISUALIZATION TO REDUCE STRESS & ANXIETY

HOW TO USE VISUALIZATION TO REDUCE STRESS & ANXIETY As a therapist and counselor a great tool that I teach my clients to clear mental stress, tension, and anxiety is visualization. It can be very helpful when your mind is full of thoughts that are negative, incessant, and anxiety provoking. In order to get the…

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HOW TO USE VISUALIZATION TO REDUCE STRESS & ANXIETY

How to Deal With Panic Attacks & Anxiety

HOW TO DEAL WITH PANIC ATTACKS & ANXIETY As a therapist and counselor that specializes in anxiety I have many clients that come to me who struggle with panic attacks. I always tell them that the key to dealing with panic attacks is to RELAX. Of course telling someone to relax when they are having…

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Is there a Difference Between Stress & Anxiety?

Is there a Difference Between Stress & Anxiety?

Is there a Difference Between Stress & Anxiety? Believe it or not there is a difference between stress and anxiety. Stress is created by the pressures we feel in our lives which can place undue strains on our minds and body. Stress has many different negative effects and anxiety is one of them. Anxiety can…

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Do you Have Excessive Stress or Anxiety? Take a Quiz Now

Do you Have Excessive Stress or Anxiety? Take a Quiz Now

Do you Have Excessive Stress or Anxiety? Take a Quiz Now Quiz One: answer yes or no Do you constantly worry? Do you engage in constant negative self-talk? Do you have difficulty concentrating? Do you get mad and react easily? Do you have recurring neck pain, headaches, or muscle tension? Do you grind your teeth?…

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Teen Sexting, Ft. Lauderdale Florida

The Legal Consequences of Teen Sexting

TEEN THERAPY: THE LEGAL CONSEQUENCES OF TEEN SEXTING One of the topics that is commonly brought up by my teen clients in teen therapy is sexting. Sexting is when someone sends another person nude or nearly nude pictures of themselves via cell phone. Research has shown that as many as one in three teens (that…

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How to Say No to Sexting Pressure When You are a Teen

How to Say No to Sexting Pressure When You are a Teen One of the topics that is commonly brought up by my teen clients in teen therapy is sexting. Sexting is when someone sends another person nude or nearly nude pictures of themselves via cell phone. Research has shown that as many as one…

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Struggling with Perfectionalism, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Combating Anxiety from Perfectionism with Relaxation & Spontaneity

Combating Anxiety from Perfectionism with Relaxation & Spontaneity One personality characteristic that people who experience anxiety often demonstrate is being a perfectionist. Being a perfectionist makes it difficult to stop and kick back and relax sometimes. Perfectionists often want everything planned ahead of time and control over everything. A perfectionist’s day is usually planned in…

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Identifying Cognitive Distortions to Combat Anxiety and Depression

Identifying Cognitive Distortions to Combat Anxiety and Depression We all have patterns of thinking which impact our emotional state and the way we act. Sometimes our patterns are less than accurate, irrational, and not based in reality. These are cognitive errors or cognitive distortions, and they normally fall into specific categories. Learning to recognize and…

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ABCs for Anxiety, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Using the A-B-C Method to Combat Anxiety

A famous psychotherapist named Albert Ellis discovered that many of his patients said things to themselves that contributed to their problems, especially to their anxiety. It was their irrational beliefs (beliefs not based on the facts or reality) that were contributing to strong emotional reactions and negative behaviors and causing them to feel anxiety. By…

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How to Challenge Thoughts that Cause Anxiety

How to Challenge Thoughts That Cause Anxiety

Challenging thoughts that are irrational and negative is an important part of making anxiety go away. This is an important principle in cognitive behavioral therapy that I stress as a therapist and counselor to my clients. When people have thoughts that make them feel anxious it can feel very overwhelming. The thoughts can feel constant…

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Panic Attacks and Anxiety, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Panic Attacks and Anxiety

Panic Attacks and Anxiety Many people who suffer from anxiety have had the unfortunate experience of having a panic attack. But what exactly is a panic attack? A panic attack is an abrupt surge of intense fear or intense discomfort that reaches a peak within minutes, and during which time four or more of the following…

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Avoid Anxiety Stress and Depression, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Avoid Anxiety, Stress, and Depression by Being in the Present

Avoid Anxiety, Stress, and Depression by Being in the Present A statement that I constantly tell my clients as a therapist and counselor is that “depression is dwelling about the past, anxiety is worrying about the future, and the only healthy and happy place to be in is the present”. Anxiety is the constant worry…

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How to Have a Perfect Day, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

How to Use the Perfect Day Technique to Get Rid of Stress & Anxiety

HOW TO USE THE PERFECT DAY TECHNIQUE TO GET RID OF STRESS & ANXIETY When you experience anxiety or depression, negative and irrational thoughts can flood your mind and feel overwhelming. You might have the same thought that makes you feel anxious all day long over and over again. These thoughts feel like they are…

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Using Positive Affirmations to Combat Anxiety, Depression, & Low Self Esteem

Using Positive Affirmations to Combat Anxiety, Depression, & Low Self Esteem

Using Positive Affirmations to Combat Anxiety, Depression, & Low Self Esteem People who experience anxiety or depression normally engage in negative thinking. Engaging in the pattern of thinking negatively has a horrible toll on our mental health. As a therapist and counselor my clients often ask me how to change this. A great mental health…

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Anxiety Treatment: Deep Breathing for Relaxation

Anxiety Treatment: Deep Breathing for Relaxation

Anxiety Treatment: Deep Breathing for Relaxation Anxiety causes not only an emotional strain on us but can also cause a physical strain on our bodies. Have you ever noticed that you can feel utterly drained at the end of the day if it was a day that were struggling with anxiety? Cognitive Behavioral therapy works…

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