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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Eating Disorder Recovery – Avoid the Diet Traps

The New Year is a time of looking forward and setting new intentions. Unfortunately, it is also a time full of diet and exercise ads. It is hard to turn on the TV or look at social media right now without being bombarded by the latest diet, exercise equipment, or meal plan presented as the…

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Understanding Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a proven method of helping clients heal. This article answers two questions. First, what is hypnotherapy and second, can it help treat anxiety? What is hypnotherapy? Hypnotherapy is often misunderstood and has been incorrectly linked to performance hypnotism (think making people cluck like a chicken). Hypnotherapy is not that. You may unknowingly be…

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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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Overcoming Procrastination

Procrastination got you down? Try these simple tips to help get moving: Watch Your Negative Self-Talk Watch out for that critical inner voice. Change your “I should…” statements to “I would like to…” or “I want to…” When we “should” ourselves, we increase negative self-talk and wind up feeling even worse. And when we feel…

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Exercise to Improve your Mental Health

Clients often ask if there are non-medication routes they can take to help with their anxiety, depression, or other related disorders. While sometimes medication is absolutely necessary, we can sometimes make lifestyle changes that will suffice to improve our mental health or at least support and improve our outcome if we need medication, too. I…

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Manage Homework Stress

It’s that time of year again! The school year is about to begin here in Marietta, Georgia. Students and parents are getting their supplies together and getting ready to start a brand new year. Many of you are hoping that this year is going to be better than the last. Here are some easy tips…

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Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Are you having difficulty falling asleep? In our busy world, we often are consumed with thoughts about what we need to do and what we should have done better. At night your brain may not be ready to settle down into restful sleep. Following are some suggestions my clients say help them feel more settled…

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