How Do I Make a Decision?: 7 Steps to Better Decision-Making

Author: Sydney Woods, LAC, NCC, CRC How do we make decisions? Some might be quick and easy choices like what am I going to have for dinner? Others may require more time and energy, like how do I pursue this career change? Working with clients (and myself) on the many big and small decisions [...]

How Does Overthinking Lead To Burnout?

When I work with my clients who are seeking coaching because they are desiring to gain better stress management skills, the tendency to overthink is a common theme and symptom of stress for most. Overthinking leaves you in a cycle of indecision, paralyzed by all of the possible situations, outcomes, and what that may mean [...]

Supporting Emotional Intelligence at Home

As a school counselor, one of my greatest joys was teaching my students about their emotions. We would spend weeks and even months building our emotional vocabulary, learning how to identify and name our feelings, and practicing strategies for managing them. I would remind them that emotions are just like reading and [...]

Your EMDR Questions Answered

One of the most exciting techniques used in therapy over the past few decades is EMDR. Read on to find out more about it. What is EMDR? EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It’s a technique that allows a person to access memories in a safe space, reprocessing them through visual and tactile [...]

Anxiety and teens: from the perspective of a high schooler

Being a teenager is certainly an overwhelming stage of life. There’s many pressures we have to deal with, both internal and external. Every decision and effort we make each day can determine the path to the rest of our lives, thus the immense amount of pressure to act, speak, and be perceived a certain way. [...]

What is Self-Compassion?

Author: Diana Diaconu, LMSW July 24, 2021 Self-Compassion as a practice has been around for over 2,000 years with roots in Buddhist philosophy. One of the core beliefs of this Eastern tradition is that we must learn to love ourselves before we can truly extend love to others. This core concept was later incorporated into [...]