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Is Negative Thinking Controlling You?

Clients often try to deny their emotions because they believe they should not feel the way they do. As a therapist, I encourage clients to accept their feelings and I try to validate them because, as I tell them, if everything you’re telling yourself right now is true, then of course you feel the way…

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Controlling Anger

Often when we are angry, it’s because someone did something that we don’t like. It’s easy to focus on the other person and their mistakes, bad habits, and character flaws. We may even be 100% right that the other person could or should have done something differently. But calming down and controlling anger requires us…

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Is It ADHD or Anxiety? What A Parent Needs to Know

Today’s blog is written by Laura Williams, LAPC. Laura is a child therapist at the Marietta West Cobb Counseling Center and specializes in working with children from age 2 – age 13. ADHD and anxiety disorders are some of most commonly diagnosed mental health disorders in children and teens. Do you think you can tell…

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When Someone You Love May Be Suicidal

The recent suicides by celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have brought into our awareness that suicide can affect anyone. Statistics show that suicide rates are rising dramatically. People are being urged to reach out if they need help but if someone reaches out to you, would you know what to do? If you are…

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Feeling All Your Feelings

Riiiip! I don’t think there’s a more satisfying sound than weeds being ripped from the ground by their roots. I’ve been doing a lot of weed pulling lately, thanks to this rainy summer (more on that here). Last night I was so grateful for the sense of sound so I could hear yet more crabgrass…

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