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Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

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 [...]

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

Ways to Improve Your Self-Esteem

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 [...]

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

Why Comparing Ourselves to Ourselves is Still Painful

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 [...]

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

Anxiety and Depression: One or Both?

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 [...]

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

The Paradox of Anxiety Treatment

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 [...]

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

Is Your Fear of the Future Taking Away Your Peace in the Present?

Have you ever been trying to fall asleep at night and are plagued by thoughts of all the things you have to do that week? Or worse, your mind starts to spiral as you think about how someday your dog will die, which then forces you to confront that everyone [...]

2022-03-21T19:25:26-06:00March 21st, 2022|

4 Tips to Build Better Relationships Without Burning Out

Growing up as the oldest child in my family, I was often asked to take care of my younger siblings. This request was made, in part, to help alleviate stress on my parents. While this wasn’t necessarily a bad thing, this heightened responsibility and the added praise from my parents [...]

2022-02-11T21:21:59-07:00February 9th, 2022|

Making Online/Telehealth Therapy Sessions More Effective

If you have been wanting to try online therapy, but aren't sure how effective it will be compared to in-person therapy, we’re here to tell you that it can be every bit as helpful as traditional therapy. Here are a few tips to get the most from your online therapy [...]

2022-02-08T20:21:16-07:00February 8th, 2022|

How To Maximize Your Mental Health Day

Mental health is becoming a larger priority as our society experiences the collective impact of minimizing its importance. In the U.S., suicide, depression, and overdose rates have been trending in the wrong direction. This statistic is not only alarming but it is also a critical reminder to consider our own [...]

2021-09-25T21:21:29-06:00September 25th, 2021|
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