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Marriage Advice #ido

Marriage Advice #ido

I recently took an informal poll (shout out, you know who you are!) to hear what tips for a budding marriage all those married, separated, or divorced out there had. While the population was diverse, there were clear themes of listening and communication, being best...

5 love languages and Healthier Communication

5 love languages and Healthier Communication

By guest blogger: Lisa Arce, LPC Have you found yourselves arguing more lately? Are you feeling disconnected, neglected or resentful? Unfortunately for a lot of us, when we become angry at our spouse or partner we tend to shove it down, ignore it or not deal with it....

5 Easy Ways to Manage Anxiety

5 Easy Ways to Manage Anxiety

WRITTEN BY: KIMBERLY ALANIZ, LCSW-S Do you feel like getting your anxiety under control seems too hard? Below are 5 easy things you can do today to get you anxiety under control- and each just take few minutes. 1.Step away from the caffeine  Although coffee affects...

Anxiety- What is it?

Anxiety- What is it?

WRITTEN BY: KIMBERLY ALANIZ, LCSW-S Nearly every individual will experience symptoms of anxiety in their lifetime. In fact, small amounts of anxiety aren’t necessarily a bad thing. So, can anxiety be good? Or even helpful? The answer is, yes! Like other emotions,...

The Best Way to Combat a Panic Attack

The Best Way to Combat a Panic Attack

Your heart feels like it’s going to beat out of your chest. Suddenly your temperature is rising. You’re getting a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach and feel like you’re out of breath. It’s getting harder to pace your breathing and your thoughts feel out of...

How to Help a Loved One who has Anxiety

How to Help a Loved One who has Anxiety

Managing anxiety can be difficult for the person going through it. Such is true for the people around them. Family members and close friends who are impacted by having a loved one struggle with anxiety can be difficult. This article focuses 3 easy ways a loved one can...

3 Reasons Why Finding a Counselor Can Be So Hard

3 Reasons Why Finding a Counselor Can Be So Hard

Why is it so hard to find a counselor? After weeks of looking, you’re starting to think Maybe it’s best to just quit. You’re faced with multiple barriers you hadn’t even considered that leave you with thoughts like, Wait, how much does counseling cost? You don’t take...

4 Easy Ways to Combat Anxious Thoughts

4 Easy Ways to Combat Anxious Thoughts

Anxiety is a condition that exists in the thoughts of the mind. Based on the thoughts you create, it can fuel worry, stress and even fear. One way to manage anxiety is through mental defense through the thoughts you think. Here are a few ways to help get that anxiety...

What is Anxiety?

What is Anxiety?

What is anxiety? Does everyone have it? Will it ever go away? This blog will cover some of these questions about anxiety, what it is and how it works. The National Alliance on Mental Illness suggests over 40 million Americans have an anxiety disorder- which is likely...

Why Counseling Kinda Sucks Pt. 3

Why Counseling Kinda Sucks Pt. 3

Counseling is difficult. It’s like an intense exercise of the brain, very similar to an intense physical workout- think Iron Man or Triathlon. It’s not easy; it pushes beyond your own mental limits and makes you question things that have always been your truth. It can...

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