You’re awful! You treat yourself like crap! And it’s because of the way you think. So many of us were taught how to take care of ourselves physically through diet and exercise, being active, living life to the fullest. But not too many were taught how to think healthy thoughts. In fact, some of us … Continue reading The A-Word: Anxiety – Stinking Thinking
I wanted to post a short announcement to make all of my readers aware that I’m moving the On The Couch Blog to a self-hosted website that is connected to my private outpatient practice. Moving forward you can find my blog here: On the sidebar of each page as well as along the bottom there … Continue reading On The Move!
"What're you so anxious about?!" "Just think happy thoughts" Riiiiight! Just about everybody struggles with anxiety in some form or another. This is going to be a multiple part series on anxiety in its different forms and coping skills for dealing with yours. This post I'll unpack the basics of what anxiety is and give … Continue reading The A-Word! Anxiety: The Not-So-Silent Killer
You need a vacation! Me too!! The impact that day to day life can have on us can really add up. And when that happens, it's time to get away from it all. There are multiple benefits that can come from taking a vacation every now and again. I had a lot of fun being … Continue reading Get Outta Town!: Podcast Interview About the Mental Health Benefits of Vacations
Well this is a first! A huge thank you to Barb for nominating me for the Mystery Blogger Award It always feels good to know that someone likes what you’re doing. I enjoy helping people and always like to know that what I’m doing is making a difference in people’s lives. This award helps to affirm … Continue reading Mystery Blogger Award
Winter has come! House Stark was right!! (And if you don't get that reference then we can't be friends) Now that the holidays are behind us and everyone is well into the detox, withdrawal and hangry phases of their new year's resolutions, Seasonal Affective Disorder can really take its toll. For many, the excitement and … Continue reading So SAD: The Power of Seasonal Affective Disorder
We need to break up! It’s you, not me. OK, maybe I’m partly to blame too. As a therapist, I’ve heard a lot of horror stories about people seeing a counselor that wasn’t right for them. They had no idea how to bring it up or how to end things...and consequently it usually didn’t end … Continue reading New Year, New Therapist: How To Break Up With Your Therapist