When public crises occur – such as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – it’s normal to experience anxiety and even fear. These situations can cause us to feel powerless, even though the likelihood of being infected by a virus like COVID-19 is statistically very low. In a large, globally interconnected world, we simply cannot control the outcome […]
Recently, we blogged about how to know when you should schedule individual counseling with a professional therapist. Common signs include unhealthy patterns of sadness or anger, feeling overwhelmed, experiencing a devastating loss or trauma, and avoiding people and activities that you enjoy.
The stigma surrounding counseling is something that’s still very common in our society, despite many advances in the field of mental health. At Sound Mind Therapy, a licensed professional therapist will partner with you to explore new perspectives and unwind unhealthy cycles of thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
In our family therapy sessions, we see many parents who struggle with the challenges of parenting teenagers. Teens are well-known for their tendency to act in an irrational, impulsive or even dangerous way – something that can completely confuse and frustrate even the most well-meaning moms and dads. At times, it can seem like teens […]
Gratitude is defined as the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. It has been said that gratitude is directly correlated to one’s happiness, and research has now proven this link. In his book Thanks!: How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier, Dr. Robert Emmons demonstrates […]
Being a parent isn’t easy but with the right tools, from self-care to counseling, you can overcome challenges with your children. Here are a few insights from our therapists.
Have you reached a point in your relationship where you feel like you need some guidance? Couples counseling is therapy designed to address the needs and improve the relationship of a couple. Sounds great, right? Except in the case where your partner doesn’t want to go.
How do you react when bad things happen in your life? Do you blame yourself for not doing things differently, or dwell on what you did wrong for long periods? If this sounds familiar, you may have a pessimistic explanatory style, as described by American psychologist Martin Seligman. In a nutshell, this means that you […]
While much has been said about the harmful effects of social media among users, on the flip side, we cannot overlook the great things that technology is doing to improve mental health awareness and treatment! Here are four ways technology is helping with common mental health concerns.
Calling to set up an appointment for counseling is a big deal! I know that firsthand because I am the one who answers the phones at Sound Mind Therapy a few days a week. More times than not, I hear phrases including “I have never done this before,” “I am not sure how to schedule […]