Welcome to my collection of articles. My goal here is to educate and encourage people seeking counseling as well as to remove the stigma that prevents people from seeking professional therapy.
You will find that I’ve written a variety of articles centered around therapy, mental health, and necessary life skills, all to help you find greater fulfillment in life.
I hope these articles help you reflect, heal, and grow.
For many parents, work obligations do not stop when the kids are out of school. Additionally, changes in routine can be stressful and disruptive for parents.
It’s February, which means sappy Valentine’s movies, pink and red decorations, and reminders to express your affection to that special person. But for kids, teens, and even adults, Valentine’s Day may bring anxiety, unmet expectations, and disappointment.
Are you ready to have Thanksgiving all year long? Try taking five minutes a day to practice gratitude. The results will be more valuable than turkey or pumpkin pie.Can you imagine having Thanksgiving all year long? Not exactly the turkey and pumpkin pie, but a spirit of gratitude. Research shows that practicing gratitude leads to increased happiness and overall wellness.
There are so many fun fall activities in central Texas that are perfect for families! Sometimes even fun activities can cause stress when we strive for perfection and worry about missing out.
Unmet expectations can lead to stress, anxiety, or depression. I discuss ways parents can help kids cope with stress by identifying and discussing expectations in several key areas. By having these conversations, parents will be better prepared to help kids cope when their expectations are not met.
When I work with teenagers or college students, their parents often ask me how they can help. Whether their child is dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or general stress, parents often wonder what to do and what not do. Many people recognize the importance of seeking counseling to treat depression or anxiety. However, we often forget the value of prevention and striving for good mental health.
We take care of our physical health by going to the dentist or physician for checkups, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, and eating healthy.
What do you and your child do to maintain good mental health?