The holiday season is an exciting time of year. However, many people dread the holiday season because they don’t have good relationships with family, holidays bring up bad memories from childhood or the death of significant loved. Also, holidays might be challenging if you aren’t able to be near the people you cherish most. Thanksgiving
There are some forms of depression that can be managed with natural remedies. Many people are hesitant to take psychotropic meds for depression due to side effects or the overall impact the medications can have on your body. Natural remedies are often overlooked as a way to manage symptoms of depression. In this post, I
Get out of your head and into nature. Our senses are enhanced when we are present in nature as we must focus on what’s going on around us. Incorporating nature as a part of your daily practice can be as easy as going for a walk, reading outdoors or having lunch in the park. Tap
Arguing about household duties can cause dissatisfaction in your relationship. Sometimes the most challenging part of the relationship is learning to live together. We are aware of how we like things done and describing that to a partner takes assertiveness and awareness of exactly what you need. Learning how to co-habitat is easier when we
Anxiety is a common feeling for most people. However, it can viewed as problematic when anxiety starts to consume your thoughts or when you feel paralyzed by anxiety. Many times people will start to feel that anxiety is an issue when they have obsessive and intrusive thoughts or are unable to participate in certain activities.
Postpartum Counseling According to the CDC, 1 in 8 women experience postpartum depression/anxiety. At Kaleidoscope Counseling we help mothers cope with the challenges of parenting, postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety and challenges with managing being a mother along with other life responsibilities. Having depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after pregnancy is common, but not often discussed.
What Election Stress Is If you find yourself feeling anxious, stressed, sleepless, depressed or simply overwhelmed with anger following the election you are not alone. Post Election anxiety has been reported by many people of all ages and ethnicities. Long term anxiety has many physical effects on the body as well as the mind. Prolonged
Determining What Behaviors You Would Most Like to Change Whether your symptoms of ADHD have recently been diagnosed or if you have struggled with the same symptoms for a number of years it is possible to function in a healthy relationship with your partner. The popular saying that someone “can’t see the forest for the
Anxiety and its Trickle Down Effect Nature versus nurture is a timeless topic in the arena of mental health. However, one thing is for certain: like all aspects of health, mental health can affect your parenting. Do you remember when your baby would cry, if you raised your voice or laughed really loud? Children are
What Really Happens in Family Therapy? As an individual and family therapist, I’ve had lots of parents call my office in distress looking for help but not knowing what to expect from counseling. “Do I bring my problem child in first” “Does dad have to be there too?” Are just a few of the questions