Therapy: The Past, Present, and Future

2023-02-24T13:23:48-07:00February 24th, 2023|

When imaging therapy, most of us think of dreadingly giving a linear monologue of the painful past events of our life. While this can be true, it is rarely the full picture of what therapy is. Recounting the Past to Understand Our Present Therapy is a recount of the past [...]

Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

2023-03-17T13:04:06-06:00December 27th, 2022|

You may have heard of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), but may not be familiar with this method of therapy. For nearly four decades, this action-oriented form of therapy has helped individuals change their relationship towards negative behaviors and feelings, allowing them to move beyond the things that have held [...]

Ways to Improve Your Self-Esteem

2023-03-14T13:23:14-06:00November 9th, 2022|

We all struggle from time to time when it comes to how we feel about ourselves. The ups and downs of how we feel can be caused by many internal and external sources. These fluctuations are natural, normal, and typically temporary. Prolonged feelings of self-doubt, self-loathing, and a poor opinion [...]

Why Comparing Ourselves to Ourselves is Still Painful

2023-03-14T13:17:33-06:00October 17th, 2022|

Our brains are hardwired to compare ourselves to those around us and you are not alone in doing this. Our ancestors had far fewer resources and had to compete with those around them for food and shelter in much more intense ways than we do now. This forced humans to [...]

Anxiety and Depression: One or Both?

2023-01-11T13:22:30-07:00August 30th, 2022|

When we begin feeling anxiety, it can be confusing. Are we feeling this because of a temporary stressor or new painful stimuli in our environment - like unexpectedly being laid off from work, for example. Or is this a chronic condition that has been brought to the surface recently? Will [...]

The Paradox of Anxiety Treatment

2022-08-22T13:16:37-06:00August 22nd, 2022|

As we engage in counseling services, the symptoms that initially motivated one to seek counseling can worsen. This can be frightening. Learning how to look at anxiety as "something we have" compared to "something we do" takes time. Learning how the more our lives center around ridding ourselves of anxiety [...]

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