CBT and Depression


CBT and Depression Author: Jaime Grainger - MFT, Intern   Every year about 7% of the population will experience depression. Depression can often include feelings of worthlessness or guilt, experiencing hypersomnia or insomnia, fatigue, poor concentration, having a hard time making decisions, decreased motivation, and suicidal thoughts. While these symptoms can leave one feeling helpless [...]

CBT and Depression2019-12-18T12:49:25-07:00

Grief During the Holidays


Grief During the Holidays Author:  Morgan Blair - MA, Intern   Every year closes with an endless abundance of expectations. From holiday parties, to decorations, to family gatherings, to concerts, shows, shopping, gifts, donations, and so much more.  It is normal to feel exhausted and overwhelmed. The holidays are a time of year where we [...]

Grief During the Holidays2019-12-03T15:04:29-07:00

Gratitude: The Secret Ingredient to Happiness


Gratitude:  The Secret Ingredient to Happiness Author:  Stephanie Camins - MA, LPC          The experts have weighed in and their findings are astounding!  Gratitude equals happiness.  That’s a bold statement but the studies agree unanimously that people who practice gratitude regularly are happier. And why not, they experience a host of benefits. [...]

Gratitude: The Secret Ingredient to Happiness2019-10-29T16:23:50-06:00

Is my relationship in trouble?…10 signs that you might be headed for a breakup?


Is my relationship in trouble?...10 signs that you might be headed for a breakup? Author:  Jaime Granger - MFT, Intern   At some point in their lives, most people will experience a breakup. It’s no secret that intimate relationships often go through ups and downs. Annoyances and disagreements from time to time can be common. [...]

Is my relationship in trouble?…10 signs that you might be headed for a breakup?2019-10-15T19:16:22-06:00

Art in Trauma Therapy


Art in Trauma Therapy Author:  Morgan Blair - MA, Intern   “Art makes the invisible visible.” Paul Klee The Brain and Trauma Before a discussion of how art therapy is beneficial to clients that have experienced trauma, an understanding of how traumatic memories are stored in the brain needs to be established. Developments in neurobiology [...]

Art in Trauma Therapy2019-10-10T13:37:36-06:00

Facing Depression in a Relationship


Facing Depression in a Relationship Author:  Taylor Roach - MA, Intern   What is Depression? Depression is expressed in varying ways for each person – sometimes, it is very noticeable and sometimes, it is deeply hidden.  Being able to recognize it in yourself or your partner can be difficult.  If you are unsure, it may [...]

Facing Depression in a Relationship2019-10-02T19:52:25-06:00

EQ: Emotional Awareness in Teens


EQ:  Emotional Awareness in Teens Author:  Jenna DeRosa   EQ vs IQ EQ is a measure of your ability to recognize both yours and other peoples emotions, interpret emotions, regulate emotions, and manage other peoples emotions.  “This means being aware that emotions can drive our behavior and impact people (positively and negatively), and learning how to [...]

EQ: Emotional Awareness in Teens2019-09-24T19:50:05-06:00

The Bullying Epidemic


The Bullying Epidemic Author:  Jenna DeRosa   Bullying is a social crisis. The impact of social media has catapulted bullying into a 24 hour a day problem for youth.  Each teenager has a unique and different experience, but all have one thing in common, psychological pain. Ignoring and postponing treatment can cause long-term and life-altering [...]

The Bullying Epidemic2019-03-01T15:38:41-07:00

The Narrative Therapy Approach


The Narrative Therapy Approach Author:  Taylor Roach - MA, Intern   Narrative therapy is a way for people to empower themselves and live the life that most aligns with how they want to be.  It empowers the client to take the lead in their own therapy and toward change. The narrative therapy approach is also [...]

The Narrative Therapy Approach2019-01-11T18:05:08-07:00