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Why PTSD is not just a mental issue…

 Hello everyone! Today I want to talk about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and why it isn’t “all in your head.” There is SO MUCH STIGMA when it comes to my favorite population- soldiers and first responders- regarding getting help for this issue. It’s seen as emotional weakness. Most people have no idea that it’s a

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The Podcast! Headspace Radio

Hello Everyone! In psychology, we have something called “modeling.” It’s a fancy term for “act like you want others to and be an example of how things should be done.” Well, I’m modeling for you. Specifically, feeling fear and doing things anyway. *I’m starting a brand new podcast* and I am so excited! It’s called

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How Mindfully Living Changed My Life

Hey everyone! Remember that reciprocal blogging with Chris Shea? It’s his turn. He’s going to talk to us about “living mindfully” which is something you hear us counselors talk about a lot. Bio:  Christopher Shea, MA, CRAT, CAC-AD, LCC is a certified counselor & life coach who has worked as a clinician, clinical director, and

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Rest Stop- A New Perspective on Addiction

Rest Stop-a new perspective on addiction Hi everyone and welcome back! Remember that reciprocal blog project? It’s my turn! I’m really excited to guest blog for Chris Shea over at life’s journey counseling. This time about the trauma under addiction. You’ll see his post on mindfulness soon! You may even get too hear a podcast

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3 Ways Childhood Trauma Can Impact Adult Relationships

Hello everyone! I’m excited to introduce another guest blog. Today’s blog is brought to you by a colleague of mine that I connected with online. Her name is Katrina Mondragon and she works with adults and adolescents experiencing major life changes, trauma, LGBT issues, chronic pain, and Borderline Personality Disorder. Check her out at www.jenkschanges.wordpress.com.

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Let’s Talk About Firearms…

*Disclaimer: First and foremost, let me make VERY CLEAR that I am not a lawyer, nor do I have a comprehensive, clear, and all knowing knowledge of the laws in the United States regarding this issue. I am not giving legal advice. This is opinion and anecdotal personal evidence* Okay, good. Now that that’s done,

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Solo Restroom Trips & Other Small Victories: Maintaining A Sense of Self as a Busy Mom

Today is a guest blog about military families! My guest today is Nicole Rubin. Nicole is a Counselor in Roswell, GA that works with gifted teens, stressed out moms, and busy families thrive in a hectic world. She regularly writes on her own blog using humor and personal experiences to discuss self exploration and mental

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Art as a healing medium..

Hello everyone! I have exciting news! Fort Worth is getting a Painting with a Twist! For those of you who don’t know what this is, it’s a studio where they have gatherings with snacks, alcohol if you wish, and painting! It’s less about the art and more about socialization. I think this is a really

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The Power of Being Present…

So, I talked to the ever amazing Sergio Berrerra (Piggy Phatness to those of you in Roller Derby Land) tonight about mental health for his blog. (That will be coming soon!) I felt inspired, so here we are. We talked about why mental health has a stigma. We talked about the disconnection that some humans

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Exciting News!

Hey everyone! So I put out some feelers on my therapist networks and asked if anyone would like to engage in “reciprocal blogging.” What does that mean? It means that I will be guest posting and having some great guest posts on my blog! I’ll just tell you now, this idea got out of my

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