July 30, 2020

For students and parents, this back to school is going to be like any other. Everyone has so many questions about how administrators are going to do their jobs to keep everyone safe, how elementary school students are going to be able to social distance properly, and h...

July 28, 2020

Just like every New Years Eve, in 2019 everyone wished and hoped to have an amazing next year in 2020. Not that there haven't been some incredible revelations this year, but it definitely has NOT gone as we all had planned. A pandemic, multiple global movements, and an...

July 27, 2020

Someone dealing with depression may seem okay on the surface, but internally they can feel empty, broken, and unloved. Adding these feelings on top of trying to become motivated is like telling a rock to dance. Don't we all wish it could be that easy to just snap our f...

July 24, 2020

What does it mean to be the best version of yourself? What does it mean to really encompass the entirety of who you are and what your purpose is? It can be difficult to have this realization on the brain; but, if you are looking for a place to start, here are three way...

July 24, 2020

Many of us have our furry, or non furry, friends that we love and call our pets. They are there for us through their whole lives and love us through everything. We are all aware of the brilliant service animals that can detect the slightest changes in our physiology, b...

July 21, 2020

When looking, it is important to know what you want in a therapist. How comfortable do you feel in group settings? Does the gender of the therapist matter to your needs? Do you prefer someone who specializes in anxiety and depression or eating disorders and chronic ill...

July 20, 2020

When we have no motivation to do anything, sometimes it can be hard to find your own self worth. Many of us struggle with our self worth and it can be challenging to accept that you are doing your best when you have no motivation. First thing's first, it's okay to not...

July 14, 2020

Defense mechanisms are a part of psychoanalytic theory that subconsciously reduce our anxiety and other worries. In other words, our friend Sigmund Freud hypothesized that our minds use different mechanisms to reduce the feeling of uncertainty in different situations....

July 13, 2020

Sometimes, we as human beings find ourselves feeling emotionally overwhelmed, anxious, and exhausted. This can be difficult when there are things we still must do. On days when all we feel like doing is resting, but there are things piled up on your to do list, try the...

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