Benefits of Psychological Testing

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Have you ever wanted to know a bit more information about your personality, IQ, or just why you have certain habits? Testing can be used for a plethora of reasons. Some people seek it for career guidance, interest in knowing what one’s IQ is, placement in certain classes at school, … Read More

Grief and Silence

For those who are experiencing deep grief- the kind that feels like your insides are being ripped out, and you have to struggle just to take the next breath- hearing a platitude can feel insulting. In our culture today, I don’t know think we are taught how to grieve. As … Read More

Trauma & EMDR- Part Seven

To revisit the previous blogs in this series, you can click here for Part 6, or here for all blogs in this series. When trauma goes unaddressed for extended periods, the initial signs and symptoms – which were outlined in the previous blog as “Primary Signs and Symptoms” – often grow in … Read More

Tips for Better Sleep

Have you ever considered how much your environment affects the quality of sleep that you receive each night? Have you ever tried to study into the early hours of the morning, without being able to retain the information you’ve risked sleep over? Or, do your thoughts keep you awake at … Read More

Mending Moods Through Meditation

Practice doesn’t always make perfect. Repetitive thinking patterns can produce well-being, or negative outcomes. Dr. Donald Hebb, pioneer of neuroplasticity, is renowned for coining the phrase, “Neurons that fire together wire together.” Dr. Norman Doidge, author of The Brain That Changes Itself, states that thoughts change brain structure. So, what … Read More

Relationshopping

As a counselor who works with many young adults who date, an article title recently caught my eye while glancing at a psychology magazine: “Why You Were Ghosted”. The tag line read, “A romantic partner suddenly disappears, and you’re left wondering what you did wrong. Chances are it has little … Read More

Trauma & EMDR- Part Six

If you’re questioning the possibility of a trauma, here we’ll list some primary signs or symptoms that may possibly indicate you have experienced a trauma. If you recognize these signs and symptoms in your life (or your loved one’s), we encourage you to pursue therapeutic assessment and help with a … Read More

Facing the Reality of Grief and Suicide Loss

If you’re a fan of college football, you may be familiar with the stories College GameDay highlight on their program Saturday mornings, before kickoff. Recently, they shared the story of Max Maisel and Washington State football star, Tyler Hilinski. This story highlights the reality of grief and loss by suicide, … Read More