Who the Hell AM I?8 Ways to Find your Authentic SelfOne of the goals of life is to determine how to become the best version of ourselves, but what does that mean? Well, here are some ways that we can find our true selves. Make a list of your Core Values and stand by them. [...]
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What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)? Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy. Its main goals are to teach people how to live in the moment, healthy coping with stress, regulate emotions and improve relationships with others. Developed by Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP. It emphasizes individual psychotherapy and group skills [...]
What is Genetic Testing? Drug-gene testing is also called pharmacogenomics, or pharmacogenetics. All of these terms characterize the study of how your genes affect your bodies metabolize medication, based on your genetic makeup. What Does the Testing Involve? It is a test that can be done through a blood test or a saliva test. [...]
Coming Soon….Neurofeedback -What is neurofeedback? Neurofeedback training for the brain is similar to physical training for the body. Many times individuals suffer emotionally due to continual negative thoughts in which our thought process becomes perplexed from a cognitive standpoint. Neurofeedback encourages the brain to draw from its prior resources and as a result mental [...]
One in 5 Americans experience some type of mental health condition during their lifetime, according to NAMI’s website. I know it is easy to dismiss ourselves from this category, but if you have ever felt overwhelmed, gone through a loss, had repetitive negative self-talk or difficulties adjusting to a life change. Or if you [...]
When your counselor, stated I needed to write an impact letter, my first thought was… great that sounds like a good place to start, how does your drinking affect me. My second thought was, a very common thought I have that occurs as general theme in our marriage together…. “What if the letter upsets him, [...]
Noticing when casual conversation becomes gossip, negative or directly hurtful. Catching up with coworkers isn’t a bad thing but it can turn into a bad thing if the topic, tone, or language used is not polite and respectful. Being aware when speaking of positions, promotions/demotions, and policy and about the company. All of this [...]
I want to share a bit about my story and how many times the decisions we make are what mark our destiny.At the beginning of this year (2018) I made the decision to come and live in this country (USA) and leave my little paradise, Costa Rica. I felt the need to come here, to [...]
The beginning of the school year will be here before we know it! That also means that the end of summer vacation is near. Parents and children may have different feelings about this time of year. One feeling that parents and children can all agree, is that the shift from summer to school is [...]
Our colleague and friend, Karen Severson, a few months ago decided to tell the experiences that has had throughout her career, She wrote a book! And Nicole Amenheuser from Sunbury Press Books read this book and sent us this: Karen Severson, M.D., gives us invaluable insight into dementia with her psychology background as well as [...]