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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From Fear to Freedom – How Counseling Can Help You Thrive

As a psychotherapist with over 25 years counseling experience, I’ve developed some habits, for better a worse, as a counselor. One of the better habits is ending the first session early to leave more time for wrapping up and preparing for the next session I usually start by saying something like, “We need to close…

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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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Approaches to Manage Anxiety Naturally

Anxiety. I bet you can’t go a day without hearing someone talk about it. The National Institute of Health estimates over 30% of all adults will have difficulty managing anxiety at some point in their lives. I also bet you can’t go a day without feeling it at some point. Anxiety is that feeling of…

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Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD and Anxiety

Exposure and Response Prevention, or ERP, is a type of therapy to treat OCD and high levels of anxiety. ERP is known as the “gold standard” treatment for OCD because it trains the brain to realize that just because your brain recognizes something as a threat, does not mean it is a threat. According to…

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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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Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD

Exposure and Response Prevention, or ERP, is a type of therapy to treat OCD and high levels of anxiety. ERP is known as the “gold standard” treatment for OCD because it trains the brain to realize that just because your brain recognizes something as a threat, does not mean it is a threat. According to…

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Using Containment for Stress Management

Containment is an important stress management tool. This blog defines containment and provides several examples of how to apply this skill. What is Containment? Containment is stress management tool that uses mindful compartmentalization. It is finding the right balance between putting an issue away and intentionally bringing it to the forefront to examine or process.…

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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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Social Anxiety in the Aftermath of COVID

With social restrictions loosening, the thought of increased socialization can be both exciting and anxiety producing. Many of us have longed for the day we could go back to pre-covid socializing. Despite this longing, you may notice some anxiety surfacing around socializing. This blog explains why social anxiety is increasing and provides several coping tools…

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