Twelve Ways to Turn Around a Bad Day

Everyone has a bad day now and then. You only have two choices: you can either ride it out, or do something to turn the day around. A time machine isn’t an option, but there are plenty of tactics you can apply to put your day on a more satisfying path. You might have woken…

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Improve Your Life with Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback, also known as EEG biofeedback or neurotherapy, is a non-invasive, evidence-based treatment approach. It involves the monitoring and self-regulation of brainwave activity to improve brain function. By utilizing real-time feedback of your brain’s activity, neurofeedback teaches your brain how to modify how fast or slow it fires. This, ultimately leads to enhancing your mental…

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Pride?

June is the month in which the LGBTQ+ communities come together in pride to celebrate the advances of the movement. It also brings awareness to the obstacles that remain to achieve the ultimate goal of equality. Pride is about love, friendship, and comradery for members of the LGBTQ+ communities and their allies. Gay Pride parades,…

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Play to Help Improve your Mood

Ever wonder what your therapists do when you’re not around? This day, I caught them playing! And as the head of the practice, I wholeheartedly support that! Why, you ask? Because play is an important part of good mental health!   Benefits of Play on Mental Wellness Burns Off Stress. Dot-com companies have known for…

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Gay Pride Month

Pride? June is the month in which the LGBTQ+ communities come together in pride to celebrate the advances of the movement. It also brings awareness to the obstacles that remain to achieve the ultimate goal of equality. Pride is about love, friendship, and comradery for members of the LGBTQ+ communities and their allies. Gay Pride…

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How Neurofeedback Helped Me

As the founder of Marietta West Cobb Counseling Center, I first learned about neurofeedback when I met Melissa Hergert of BrainTrain Centers, Inc. over 5 years ago. Melissa introduced me to neurofeedback with the offer of a complimentary Brain Map and follow-up report of findings. It came at just the right time. I spent over…

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Holiday Blues During the Pandemic

Feeling down this holiday season? You are not alone. For many, the holiday season is not the happy time portrayed in movies and commercials. The current pandemic certainly adds a new layer of difficulties this holiday season. This blog aims to validate what you are experiencing as well as to provide some helpful tips to…

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Ways to Become More Positive

Took a nice long walk last night and struck up a conversation with a gentleman who was working in his very big, very steep yard. “The weeds have gotten away from me this year,” he said, “What will all this rain we’ve had.” Before I thought about it, I responded, “Yes, the rain’s been bad…

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Preventing Teen Suicide

There has been an alarming increase in depression and suicide among teens, partly because today’s challenges make it harder to be a kid than when I was a child. While similar struggles, such as getting good grades and making friends, remain, bullying through social media is a dangerous challenge. Rumors spread in an instant and…

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Do I have Postpartum Depression?

Are you a new mother who is feeling sad and distressed? Are you worrying if it’s “normal” to feel this way? Here are some questions to determine if you are experiencing baby blues or Postpartum Depression: Common Characteristics of Postpartum Depression and the Baby Blues Are you currently pregnant or have given birth recently? Have…

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