Category: Anxiety
Can vs Can’t Control

Can vs Can’t Control

Do you focus on what you CAN control, or what you CAN'T? A common theme that I have been seeing in my clients, friends, family and even myself is putting focus on things that we...

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Getting To Know Yourself Too Well

Getting To Know Yourself Too Well

Wow, with how much time we’ve spent with ourselves over the last six weeks or so, you may have been getting to know yourself too well!  Really, think back . . . working from...

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Your Thoughts Make Your Reality

The stories we tell ourselves influence how we behave, decisions we make, and how we see others and ourselves. What if thoughts we have, make a reality we don't like? Ask...

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The Blame Game

All blame is a waste of time.  How can I say that, do you suppose?  I mean, come on...there are times when people deserve to get blamed.  There IS such a thing as "fault" after...

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10 Signs You Have Abandonment Issues

Abandonment issues? Wondering for sure if you have them or not?  You don’t have to have been left in a basket on a church doorstep in order to have abandonment issues.  I myself...

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Why Do You NEED To Win The Argument?

Why do some arguments never end?  Why do you need to win?  Why do you just have to get the other person to see it your way?  These are the very things that keep many couples...

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The Valley Of The Shadow

Folks come to my office asking for counsel on all kinds of things.  Anger issues, help with communication, depression, anxiety, marital problems, trauma or addiction...

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Is Your Pain Too Much?

Is your pain too great?  Who gets to say if it’s too big, too small, or just right? When trauma strikes, make no mistake, you will feel the pain of it.  You may sense that you...

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Poor Communication

Maneuvering through your own reactions takes understanding and knowledge of yourself. How you learned to manage your disappointment and frustration over the years contributes to...

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3 Parts of You

Do you know the different parts of yourself? Most of us are only vaguely aware of the 3 different parts that I like to talk about in counseling:  The Adult, The Little Boy/Girl,...

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Stress and Anxiety

Life events trigger your brain to release certain chemicals. Your brain is capable of releasing seratonins, dopamines, and panic inducing chemicals. When there is a great deal of...

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The Blame Game

How do you discuss tough topics? If you are able to self-differentiate, not define yourself based on another person's actions or words, then you are able to hear another...

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Cutting: Why People Self-Harm

This is an uncomfortable topic for most folks, but it is very important not to shy away from it whether you struggle with cutting or self-harm yourself, or if know someone who...

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Addictions

If you have a brain, then you have the required tool to become addicted. Addicted people are not physically different from non-addicted people. Distorted thoughts cause...

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Insight

What is insight? Have you ever had an epiphany? Insight is all about being able to analyze and understand how you think, how you behave, and how you influence the world around...

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The Cure For Anxiety?

Pretty bold claim to make, don't you think?  That there is a cure for something so commonplace in our society today that it plagues nearly everyone from time to time, and some...

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How To Gain Control Over Your Life

Want more control over your life?  It is much easier than you think!  We spend so much of our time feeling anxious and out of control and we expend so much energy ruminating and...

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Addiction Sufferers

Many addiction sufferers are unable to experience a full range of emotional health within their day to day lives. This also leads to another issue of being unable to process and...

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