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How to Tell Your Partner About Your Past Sexual Abuse

Relationships always start out on a high note. Your mutual attraction combined with your commonalities stirs up your feelings while finding out about your differences and exploring the world together makes your relationship fresh and exciting. When your relationship becomes more intimate, you may start to wonder when the right time is for you to open up to your partner...[ read more ]

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and so I thought it would be a good idea to take this time to talk a little about mental health and the benefits of seeking treatment for whatever issues you may be facing.When we talk about mental health, we discuss our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Our mental health not only affects how...[ read more ]

Journaling Therapy

  As kids, many of us told our deepest secrets and our hopes and dreams in our diaries. And then we got older and forgot all about visiting those pages each day.   You may have heard about journaling, which some would say is the adult equivalent of keeping a diary. But journaling can also be a powerful form of...[ read more ]

Recognizing Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol addiction effects millions of adults in this country. In fact, it’s estimated that roughly 10% of Americans will experience some form of addiction in their lives.Drinking not only has the ability to negatively impact your social life, relationships, and job security, but it can also wreak havoc on your physical health. And that’s not something that’s discussed enough. And...[ read more ]

Infertility’s Impact on Women’s Mental Health

Infertility is a condition that refers to an inability to become pregnant or to take a baby to term after one year of trying. Unfortunately, this is a heartbreaking reality for many women across the globe. In fact, it is estimated that roughly 6 million women suffer from infertility in the United States alone, according to the Centers for Disease...[ read more ]

Mental Health Care for The Career Woman

When you think about it, modern women are really like superheroes. Not only are they obtaining college degrees and climbing corporate ladders, but they’re doing so while also raising families. They may also find themselves taking care of aging parents simultaneously.While some women can manage juggling all of these significant responsibilities, many women, over time, will experience burnout and mental...[ read more ]

How Counseling Can Help You Reach Your Goals

If you struggle to set goals, let alone reach them, you are definitely not alone. Roughly 92% of the population has found it hard to stick to goals. This constant cycle of setting beneficial life or health goals but never reaching them can ultimately lead to depression.That’s because reaching goals is empowering and helps us feel we are in charge...[ read more ]

How to Prevent Burnout

Not many people get through life without experiencing burnout at some point. Whether it’s from working more than one job, taking care of a sick loved one, or juggling family life while going back to school, burnout is real, and it negatively impacts your life and health.Common Signs of BurnoutIf you think you may be experiencing burnout but are unsure,...[ read more ]

Stress’s Physiological Impact on the Body

The old saying goes, “Into every life, a little rain must fall.” Stress is like rain. A little of it can be a good thing. But too much can cause havoc and devastation.Our bodies are designed to handle a little bit of acute or sudden stress. But when stress is prolonged or becomes chronic, it can have devastating consequences to...[ read more ]

4 Subtle Signs of Trauma: When You’re Dealing with More Than You Think

When you think about someone experiencing trauma, incidents such as a violent or sexual assault or a terrible car accident might come to mind. But other, subtler forms of trauma can negatively affect our lives and hinder our relationships.Emotional trauma is often overlooked and minimized, and we may think we’ve “gotten over” some emotional pain that we’ve buried and not...[ read more ]