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

Is anger bad? Would you be surprised if I told you feeling angry is not necessarily a, “bad” thing? Anger is an emotion, and is similar to other emotions such as happiness, sadness, or fearfulness. It is beneficial to avoid labeling emotions as either “good” or “bad”. By acknowledging and accepting emotions you can begin

Do you find yourself becoming aware of your anxiety, only after you have lost minutes or even an hour out of your day? Early warning signs of anxiety can help before worry and fear becomes overwhelming. Recognizing the early warning signs associated with anxiety is key to overcoming problematic anxiety. By learning how to monitor

In our busy lives we often can let the day get away from us without engaging in an act of self-care. Whether the issue is time, not knowing where to start, or feeling “guilty” or “selfish” for doing something for ourselves we miss the opportunity to engage in self-care. Journaling is an excellent place to

Anxiety can be managed by avoiding things that cause us to feel anxious. There can be some situations where this may not be effective such as the case of specific phobias. In which case, debility facing anxiety provokers may be the most helpful. However, with general anxiety it can be helpful to avoid triggers for

Communication problems are the leading reason for couples seeking counseling. In marriages, people do not assert their needs effectively i.e. in a way that is understood by their partner. Needs are not stated due to fear that your spouse will be hurt or will not meet your needs. When needs are stated they are done