Challenging Irrational Thoughts

I’m sure everyone at one point or another has had an irrational thought. These are called cognitive distortions. These thoughts may not always be false, but typically they are coming from a place that is not grounded in reality. It’s natural for us to make assumptions and try to organize the world around us so […]

Benefits to Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the practice of being aware and present in the moment without judgement. I like to think of it as choosing to focus. It is often used in therapy for the many benefits it gives. Something I always mention to clients who are first learning about mindfulness, is even with 5 minutes each day […]

Teens and Anxiety

There is no doubt COVID-19 has had an impact on everyone. Whether it be the loss of a loved one, a change in career or lifestyle or spending more time at home, for many anxiety is at an all time high. Adolescents is an age group where we have seen a significant increase in mental […]

Could I Be An Addict?

Many people struggle with identifying addiction within themselves. Addiction is often defined as when drug has more control over a person than the person has over the drug. Admitting something has control over life takes courage and many times an unlikely revelation when first starting to acknowledge change may be needed.  Here are some other […]

Addiction and the Holidays

There’s nothing like the holiday season! It’s the time of year for fun, excitement, decorating, family, friends and entertainment. It’s also a time of additional pressure, worry, and strain. The Holidays can bring on extra expenses, extra activities, less sleep, poor diets, past memories and an overall increase of stress and anxiety. Many who suffer […]

My Child Would Never Use Drugs!

No parent wants to believe their child could be using drugs or alcohol. We hear the statistics of how many teenagers are engaged in using mood altering substances, we even feel sad when the number of deaths related to drugs and teenagers are reported each year. However, many times we never stop to consider our […]

Living a Balanced Life.

A Balanced Life

In today’s fast paced life, at times it may seem impossible to find a balance. Many people feel they wake up with their feet on the ground running trying to meet the demands of the day. Rather it is taking care of the household duties, meeting the needs of a demanding job, or pleasing the […]