Confidence Issues? Try Saying “Sorry” Less Often

Okay, okay, I know what you’re thinking: “This therapist is really going to suggest that less apologizing can somehow lead to personal growth? Hello! Isn’t that called pride, or at worst, narcissism? As a counselor, aren’t you supposed to be helping people become better humans?” Whew. I hear ya. Apologizing less does sound like weird advice […]

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Tips to Help When Feeling Stressed and Overwhelmed

No matter what stage of life you’re in, it’s normal to have moments (or days, or weeks, or months!) in which you feel so stressed and overwhelmed that you feel like you’re reaching your breaking point. While feelings of stress and overwhelm can be normal, how you respond to those feelings can make all the […]

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Body Image 101: You’re More Than the Sum of Your Parts

While browsing for shoes the other day, I overheard two women gossiping about one of their family members and sharing opinions about ways she could (and should) lose weight. One said, “She uses the excuse that she just had a baby this year. I told her, ‘I know other people who have lost their baby […]

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Reasons Why People Self-Harm

“Why is she doing this to herself?” “Does this mean he is suicidal?” “What can we do to help her?” These are all common questions parents ask me after first discovering their child has been self-harming. At this point, parents often express a mixture of emotions: fear, anxiety, guilt, and quite commonly: utter confusion. Many […]

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Tips for Setting Boundaries with Teens

If you have a teen at home, you know that setting (and enforcing) boundaries with them can be tricky and downright frustrating at times. Your teenager no longer needs you for everything, yet they still need you for a lot of things. To top it off, they usually don’t see it that way, either. To them, they […]

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