You get more of what you focus on.

Many of us, okay maybe all of us, have difficulty from time to time with behaviors, habits or addictions we’d like to change.   Questions: How do we make those adjustments? How can I change my thoughts and behaviors to be more in line with the way I would like to … Read More

Top 5 Blogs About Anxiety

Most of us have experienced anxiety at some point in our lives. It’s usually an unpleasant feeling connected to feelings of fear or dread. When we feel anxious, it’s typically due to a big decision or a situation that we are predicting the worst possible outcome.  In these five blogs, … Read More

Because I said so, that’s why.

Parents, when is the last time you gave your child a direction or asked them to stop doing something, and your child immediately asks you, “why?”  Depending on the age of your child, this could be a common occurrence. So, keeping that in mind, how often is your answer, “Because … Read More

How Navigating Healthy Conflict Can Create Safety in Traumatized Teens

Conflict is rarely looked upon favorably, despite the fact that it is a part of life. Words used within the definition are incompatible, clash, disagreement, argument, opposition. The reality is, when done in a healthy way, conflict can strengthen our relationships. When we have a relational rupture and it is … Read More

Therapy or Psychotherapy?

What is the difference? Is there a difference? Getting lost in the lingo? What do all those letters behind their name mean? Mental health professional titles can be confusing, parsing out the differences is an important part of the process to discover resources that will fit your needs best!  Let’s … Read More

Mental Health and the Olympics

Let’s talk about mental health and our athletes. After watching the Olympics this past month, we saw first-hand how even professional athletes are not immune to mental health.  Over the last several years we have been seeing more athletes open up about their mental health and advocating for people to … Read More

Top 5 Blog About Relationships

Below are some of our favorite blogs about relationships. The topics include boundaries, being heard, healthy dating relationships and more! Save this blog post for later, send it to a friend, or take a look yourself to learn more about what our therapists have to say about the topic of … Read More

What is equine therapy? Pt. 2

 Now that we have talked about the logistics in Part one, let’s explore what experiential equine therapy/counseling (EEC) or equine-assisted learning is.  Talking about EEC or EAL can be like asking someone who has never tasted a watermelon to imagine the sweet, refreshing, textured melon taste. For those of you … Read More

Crying – A symptom or stress reliever?

“Crying: acceptable at funerals and the Grand Canyon.” -Ron Swanson Parks and Rec.  I love this line from the show Parks and Rec, it captures through humor how sometimes we have a somewhat skewed perspective on crying. Our perspective is usually influenced by our personality, our family’s response to crying, … Read More