What Makes You Anxious?

What Makes You Anxious?

Anxiety is a bully. Because it has complete access to your mind, it knows your deepest fears. It knows the exact buttons to push—all your nightmare scenarios—that send you spiraling.  If you give it an inch, it takes a mile. The more you acquiesce and give in to its...
What Does it Mean to Process Your Feelings?

What Does it Mean to Process Your Feelings?

Feelings are powerful. We all know the joys of basking in the good ones, and the misery that occurs when it swings the other way. As part of our survival, humans evolved to be hyper-aware of the bad feelings. The negative, potentially scary and “dangerous” ones are...
PTSD Awareness: What Is It and How Is It Treated?

PTSD Awareness: What Is It and How Is It Treated?

The truth?  There’s probably a lot more people suffering from PTSD than we’ll ever know. The effects of trauma exist on a spectrum, and people all have differences when it comes to their threshold for discomfort and the ways they manage.  Some deny their mental...
Men’s Health Month Includes Mental Health

Men’s Health Month Includes Mental Health

Can you imagine if it was only socially acceptable for women to get treatment for cancer? Like, treatment was available to men, but there was so much societal stigma around it that most men just went with the status quo, and never sought medical intervention?...
Why Self-Pay for Therapy?

Why Self-Pay for Therapy?

For anyone who’s curious about whether or not they could benefit from therapy, there’s one way to tell for sure: Are you breathing? Great. You need therapy. All joking aside, all of us can benefit from therapy at one point or another. No matter who you are or what you...
May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which begs an honest question: what is mental health, really?  In a nutshell, mental health encompasses our inner world. It includes things like psychological and emotional well-being, as well as the nature of our relationships to...