Category: Relationships and Family

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Embracing Change
Sara Heidbreder, LCPC, BC-DMT, GLCMA

Accepting our emotions

When you think about depression or anxiety, what kind of image do you have about them? You may think that they are problematic or bad emotions that you would like to get rid of.

In the spirit of Mental Health Awareness Month, I would like to challenge that idea! I believe feelings of sadness, worries, and anger are all normal human emotions. What we may want to try is accepting them to manage them, rather than rejecting them.

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Creativity and Healing
Amanda Mitchell, LCPC, BC-DMT

Taking Risks: Imagine the Possibilities

As a Creative Arts Therapist, entrepreneur, and general lover of the creative process, I find that I am most myself when I am exploring my curiosity and dreaming about what could be.

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Embracing Change
InTouch & Motion

Career Changes in a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life in so many ways. Performing artists have been especially impacted by the economic, social, and emotional effects of the pandemic. Young artists who were just beginning their careers were halted in their tracks and progress toward their dreams postponed. Established artists who had come to rely on the security and consistency of regular work found themselves unemployed with uncertain prospects for the future.

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Couples and Intimate Partners
Jordan Ferranto, LCPC, ATR

Four Ways Mindfulness Can Improve Your Sex Life

Something I often hear from folks is that they want to enjoy sex more. So I’d like to share some thoughts on how mindfulness can be an effective tool in working toward more enjoyable sex. Here are four ways in which mindfulness can improve your sex life:

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Couples and Intimate Partners
Sara Heidbreder, LCPC, BC-DMT, GLCMA

Power and Control in Relationships

To develop a healthy relationship, it is important for all parties involved to feel empowered, respect each other, and have equal power in the decision-making.

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Creativity and Healing
Sondra Mailling, LCPC, BC-DMT, GLCMA

From Center to Flow

Accessing creativity is important for all of us in tasks as varied as cooking and gardening to brainstorming your next big career move. But it is hard to be creative when you’re stressed or frazzled. Sometimes, you need to let go of what’s overwhelming you and center yourself to find your creative groove.

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Relationships and Family
Amanda Mitchell, LCPC, BC-DMT

Three Things to Say to Someone with Mental Illness

May is Mental Health Awareness month. There is much stigma around Mental Illness and seeking support for mental health. It is relatively common for me to hear clients say things such as “I should be able to do this” or “I just need to get over it.”

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Couples and Intimate Partners
Jordan Ferranto, LCPC, ATR

Demystifying the Therapeutic Process

Therapy is about curiosity and paying attention. Really, that’s it. Of course, there are endless ways in which these core concepts are expressed or complicated

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