Mental Health Tip of the Day: Go to therapy.

Clients often say in the first session, “I’ve needed therapy for a long time.” They have only come now because they have felt more depressed or anxious than usual, it’s affecting their work, schooling, and/or relationships, and they need extra support. There are many reasons people choose to ...

Setting Boundaries During COVID this Holiday Season

Covid-19 has challenged all of us to change and adapt amidst uncertainty. We are accustomed to conversation about the virus, working and/or learning from home, temperature checks and symptom questionnaires, never leaving home without a mask, physical distancing, and quarantining. In other words, ...

Mental Health Tip of the Day: Challenge unhealthy thoughts

When we believe that our emotions are a reality, we are victim to emotional reasoning. We disregard all evidence contrary to the thought/emotion we have as a result of this cognitive distortion. I feel that I am worthless; therefore, I must be worthless. I feel lonely; therefore, no one cares abo...

Mental Health Tip of the Day: Love from a distance

Loving from a distance is often vital to our mental health, especially when our relationships are unhealthy. Some (but not all) signs we may need distance: There are no boundaries in the relationship. We feel like we have no voice in the relationship. They physically or emotionally harm us. The o...

Mental Health Tip of the Day: A New Perspective On Anxiety

Do you know someone who experiences persistent and excessive anxiety that limits their growth and quality of life? Our Anxious Perspective Some believe the only way to overcome excessive worrying/anxiety is by shutting it off. Unfortunately, many people have a generally negative view of anxiety, ...

How to Combat A “Worst-Case Scenario” Mindset

Introduction When a person experiences an uncomfortable emotion, it is usually preceded by any number of unhelpful self-statements and thoughts. Often there is a pattern to such thoughts, which are called “cognitive distortions.” Cognitive distortions are patterns of inaccurate, negative thin...