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Self help is a great first place to start. Many people get relief from self help alone.

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3 Realities to meeting your goals in 2019

You have tried to meet your goals time and time again. There are several things you’ve accomplished, but they seemed like no brainers, like finishing school, or getting a job. Other things, like living the life you want, stopping anxiety, eating healthy, loosing...

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3 Tips to Handing Various Emotions at the End of the Year

Last week we spoke about how to make 2019 a great year. However, before we get to 2019, we have to get through 2018. Between Thanksgiving and the New Year can be a very difficult time for many people. There are a ton of mixed emotions and all you want is to look...

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7 Tips to Making 2019 a Great Year

Every year it’s the same. You make a New Year’s Resolution, but never actually follow through for the entirety of it. Every year, you try again with the same result.   As humans, we are geared towards doing the easy thing; the status quo. This is because whereas it...

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Top 10 Myths (and Realities) About Counseling

I find it interesting when I talk with people about their expectations coming to therapy. I am amazed at how many myths and misconceptions about counseling are still prevalent, which is preventing people from deciding that therapy would be helpful to them.   When we...

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1 technique to gather your herd/accountability partners

As the strong protector you are, I’m sure you’ve thought several times to yourself that you don’t need other people. You don’t need help from others. You can do it yourself. If you can’t do it, what does that say about you?   If this sounds like you, you are not...

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6 Tips for Getting out of your Comfort Zone to Reach Your Goals

How many times have you given up on your goals? Or decided that it was “too hard” and couldn’t get yourself motivated enough to reach your goals?   Growth requires that we push ourselves and get out of our comfort zones. However, so many times, we give up on our goals...

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6 Tips to Identifying When to Seek Therapy

Therapy isn’t for you, is it? Therapy is for people who can’t do it on their own. People who are sick. People who are “tapped”, “crazy”, “nuts”, “psycho”, and “loony”. Or maybe you don’t stigmatize therapy, but you just don’t think it is right for you. Maybe if you...

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Top 5 things to think about when choosing a therapist

Therapy is only for people who are “sick” or “weak,” right? As a first responder, you “shouldn’t” need therapy, right? You’re the strong one; you’re the one others go to when they need help. You’re the protector.   It’s time for this culture to change. There is enough...

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3 Tips for Therapists to feel Balanced during Fall

Fall is a wonderful time. The kids are back in school, our routine is back on, the kids’ activities have restarted, your case load is increasing from the summer decrease, everyone is back from vacation and to the grind again, and the list goes on. It is a wonderful...

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4 Tips to Maintain Motivation when it seems Impossible

Sticking with a new behavior or life style change is incredibly hard. Many people each day give up on their goals because change is so difficult. Many people think “It’s not worth it” “I can’t do it” “Never mind” “It’s too hard” or one of a million other negative self...

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The 4 Biggest Changes to the Brain with PTSD

Many people believe that PTSD is not real. That it is hyped up. Other people believe that it is real, but can be (and should be) controlled and if you don’t, then you are either weak or looking for attention.   When we believe these statements, it makes us feel worse....

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