Tools to Build Self Esteem

Low self-esteem causes a host of issues including depression, anxiety, abandonment fears and relationship issues.  Ideally, children develop a solid self-esteem when they are in grade school.  Unfortunately, parents are often unequipped to know how to make that...

Addressing CNS (Adrenal) Fatigue

Many people with anxiety and depression have been so stressed for so long that they have gotten worn down.  One issue that can arise is adrenal or CNS fatigue.  The body is out of gas.  Without addressing these underlying physical issues, people still may have...

Mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness does not have to be a huge undertaking.  In its simplest form, mindfulness is simply stopping, checking in with yourself to see how you feel and what you need emotionally, mentally and physically, and taking action on that.   Too often we...

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ACT Worksheets

Worksheets and Resources that use the ACT Principles Russ Harris' Website and Worksheets Values Exercises Kevin Polk's ACT Matrix Hint, if you are searching online for ACT resources, type out Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to weed out the ACT achievement test...

Help Clients Afford Medications

Get the name of the medication (Example: seroquel) Search online to find out what pharmaceutical company makes it. (In this example, it is Astra Zeneca) Search using the pharmaceutical company's name and patient assistance program.  (Example: astra zeneca patient...

Counseling Clients with Chronic Illness or Pain

More than half of Americans are living with a chronic condition. That number is higher among people seeking help for mood issues. Learn how chronic pain can cause anxiety, depression, guilt and grief and how to help people work through their issues to live a high...

Counseling CEU Webinars for August and September

Our Fall Webinar Lineup is out.  Remember, if there are particular courses you need to have live for license renewal, let us know at least 2 months in advance and we will add them to the lineup.  Additionally, if you have at least 10 people who need a course we will...

Using a Strengths Based Approach to Treating PTSD

  While we are all familiar with PTSD, assessing it and addressing it may not be something we do each day.  People with PTSD have symptoms they may not understand and feel helpless to get rid of, and losses they need to grieve.  However, they also have skills...

Serotonin Syndrome – The Overlooked Killer

Serotonin Syndrome is a life threatening condition which can be cause by over use of one or more over the counter or prescription medications.  The most terrifying things about Serotonin Syndrome is that it only takes one instance to occur.  That is, it is not...