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 […]