Blog Articles

Understanding Anxiety in Children

Children have their own unique troubles and are less equipped with how to cope in a healthy and constructive way. It is important to recognize signs of anxiety in youth, as well as validate them so they can learn to handle their symptoms.

Apr 13th, 2021
Mental Health Benefits of Travel

Our mental health should not be reliant on being able to travel all the time, but it is a genuine need to have once in a while that is able to sincerely benefit our mental wellbeing.

Apr 6th, 2021
Embracing Change

Change in life is inevitable, but we can shift our perception of what this word means and fully embrace it so that it does not have control over us.

Apr 2nd, 2021
Improving Your Emotional Health

When our emotional health is not accounted for, it can snowball into other areas of our lives, throwing everything off balance. If we make the effort to nourish and protect the emotional body, it allows us to feel more secure and fulfilled overall.

Mar 30th, 2021
Safety Behaviors in Social Anxiety

There are numerous strategies that can be implemented to ease the struggles that come with social anxiety, and we are going to consider what these safety behaviors are and how one can learn to cope with unwanted social anxiety.

Mar 25th, 2021
The Uses and Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a style of talk-therapy that is done with a licensed mental health specialist that allows them to help their client pinpoint any negative or unwanted thought patterns and reframe their mindset and behaviors regarding them.

Mar 22nd, 2021
Coping with Depression

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, nearly 16 million individuals over the age of 18 struggle with major depressive disorder in the US alone. Today we are going to go over some useful coping mechanisms for battling depression.

Mar 18th, 2021
Why is Spring Break Important?

Spring break is often idealized as being a week of nonstop fun and traveling, and while it can be those things, spring break actually does have a ton of other mental and physical health benefits, too.

Mar 12th, 2021
How to Set and Stay True to Boundaries

Setting healthy boundaries is essential to protect your emotional space, conserve your physical and emotional energy, and ensure that you have honest and healthy relationships with others and with yourself.

Mar 9th, 2021
How to Cope with Loss

Losing a loved one, whether it is a family member, friend, spouse, or even pet, is something that no one is ever fully prepared to deal with. Let’s go ahead and talk about some of the practices that are ideal for coping with loss.

Mar 4th, 2021
Misconceptions Surrounding OCD

There are plenty of misconceptions that surround most mental illnesses, especially when it comes to OCD. We are going to bust some of the myths that surround OCD and learn more about what it actually means to live with this condition.

Mar 1st, 2021
The Importance of Self-Care

Always remember that self-care is not selfish. Today we are going to break down the importance of self-care and the positive effects it can have on the mind.

Feb 26th, 2021
Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

There are a number of misconceptions when it comes to obsessive-compulsive disorder, so today we are going to take the time in this article to provide a better understanding of this disorder. 

Feb 22nd, 2021
The Connection Between Food and Mental Health

There are a ton of factors involved when it comes to conditions such as anxiety and depression. Today we will explore the connection between food and the effect it can have on mental health.

Feb 17th, 2021
Common Misconceptions About Depression

Depression is a prominent disorder that unfortunately affects millions of people around the world, and there are plenty of misconceptions that come along with it. Today, we will go over some of the common misconceptions we see about depression.

Feb 3rd, 2021
Keeping a Healthy & Thriving Relationship

It is no secret that relationships take an immense amount of work and dedication for them to flourish, as well as an unwavering commitment. Today, we will discuss a few healthy practices to incorporate into your relationship so you can be a good partner.

Jan 28th, 2021
Tackling Video Game Addiction

Video game addiction (or dependency) is a complicated issue in our society. It affects both youth and adults. Today we are going to talk about what some of the signs and symptoms are for this type of dependency and how you can work on moving past it.

Jan 21st, 2021
Parenting in the Pandemic

Being a parent during this time adds additional stress because you are not only worried about yourself and your community, but also protecting your child. We are going to give some tips on how to comfort your child through these uncertain times.

Jan 8th, 2021
Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions

This year of 2020 has been a difficult one for many of us for numerous reasons, so there is truly no better time than right now to start looking ahead and carrying out some awesome new goals for 2021.

Dec 31st, 2020
How to Cope with the Holiday Blues

Holiday blues are a very legitimate phenomenon that affects millions each year, and it even affects people that do love the holidays. There are always ways to cope and overcome the holiday blues. Try these methods to combat the holiday blues.

Dec 18th, 2020
Dealing with Family Stress During the Holidays

Holidays usually mean time with family. This isn't always a good thing. If you are nervous about spending time with family this year, we are going to help you out with some tips to take care of yourself and your mental health in the meantime.

Dec 4th, 2020
Maintaining Thankfulness During Pandemic

It can be difficult to be thankful during challenging times. Practicing gratitude in your daily routine has been shown to decrease the likelihood of depression creeping into your life.

Nov 23rd, 2020
Understanding PTSD in Veterans

Our veterans have been through trying times that many of us could not imagine. It is important that we support them not only by thanking them for their service but by being an advocate for them.

Nov 13th, 2020
Falling Out of Bad Habits

The fall season is known as a time for changes. The weather changes and creates a new landscape for our world. This gives us a great reason to “fall” out of the bad habits that may be holding us back in our lives, whether we are aware of it or not.

Nov 6th, 2020
Master of Disguise

Tomorrow is Halloween and many of us will take this opportunity to dress up in a costume or disguise. But what about the disguises we feel the need to wear in our daily lives?

Oct 30th, 2020
Chronic Pain Management

Chronic pain is one of the most difficult things we can deal with as humans. It can be much easier to keep your head up when you know the pain will eventually go away. But with chronic pain, you are learning ways to live your life with your pain.

Oct 23rd, 2020
Missing Milestones and Losses During the Pandemic

Many of us have missed important events and milestones due to social distancing requirements. The loss of these experiences may cause us to become discouraged. It's important to remember how this terrible experience may have positive aspects to it.

May 26th, 2020
Relationships and Negative Thought Patterns

Relationship problems can lead to emotional distress, like anxiety and depression, which can further impact the health of the relationship. Negative thought patterns should be addressed for improved mental health and the health of the relationship.

Feb 11th, 2020
CBT for Depression

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment approach for depression. CBT is one of the most widely used psychotherapeutic methods for emotional problems, like anxiety and depression, and even physical problems, like chronic pain.

Dec 20th, 2019
Social Media and Depression

Social media has an affect on how we think about ourselves, others, and the world around us, which impacts how we feel. Comparing ourselves unfavorably to what we see on social media can lead to feelings of depression and anxiety.

Oct 31st, 2019
Insomnia Explained: Causes, Consequences, and Treatment

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that causes problems with the quantity or quality of sleep. There may be several causes and consequences of insomnia. Some treatment options include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and sleep hygiene strategies.

Sep 25th, 2019
CBT-Based Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the practice of keeping our thoughts in the present, rather than letting them jump to the future or linger in the past. CBT-based therapists use mindfulness as a way to help their clients reduce their anxiety and depression.

Aug 9th, 2019
Coping with Burnout Using CBT

Learn to cope with job burnout with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques. Work stress is very common in our culture, and there are several helpful CBT techniques to help you manage it.

Jul 22nd, 2019
Social Anxiety Disorder or just shy?

Social Anxiety Disorder, also known as Social Phobia, is a mental health disorder where the affected person has fear of, or anxiety about, various social situations.

Jun 17th, 2019
Changing the Way you Think

In CBT, cognitive restructuring is used to help people manage stress and to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Jun 5th, 2019
Anxiety and Depression Explained

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) was created based on Cognitive Behavioral Theory, which describes that anxiety and depression develop because of negative, distorted, or irrational thoughts and beliefs.

May 28th, 2019
CBT 101

One of the factors that makes CBT the go-to treatment for disorders like anxiety and depression is that it’s more effective than many other therapies, and even medication used to treat these disorders.

May 20th, 2019
Facing Depression

Depression is a feeling of intense sadness, hopelessness, helplessness, and worthlessness that persists for weeks and significantly interferes with day to day functioning.

May 18th, 2019
Facing Anxiety

Anxiety is another word for fear or worry. It is a feeling of uneasiness or distress about some real or perceived threat.

May 17th, 2019
Did I Think That?

How we think about a situation often determines how we feel. For example, if we think something is going to turn out great, we will likely feel confident and optimistic.

May 17th, 2019