Art Journaling for Therapy

August 22, 2014 No comments yet

Clients who visit my office have a lot of thoughts and ideas about what is going on in their lives.  Many will “journal” their experiences and growth.  Writing down thoughts and feelings uses a different part of the brain than talking about it to friends, family, pastors, and therapists.  Drawing and sketching likewise uses still […]

Anxiety: What Causes Anxiety?

June 23, 2011 No comments yet

Anxiety disorders are a very common mental health issue. It is estimated that one in four Americans will experience an anxiety disorder in their lifetime. But, if they’re so common, what causes them? Here are a few of the common contributing factors: Inherited predisposition:  You may have inherited more than a receding hairline and bad […]

Anxiety: What’s Normal and What’s a Problem

June 23, 2011 No comments yet

 Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time – in new social situations or before some type of performance-based activity, like doing a presentation at work. But, how do you know when normal anxiety becomes problem anxiety, and it’s time to seek professional help for anxiety? Anxiety ranges along a continuum, from mild to severe. Normal, […]

Am I Crazy?

April 7, 2011 No comments yet

“Am I crazy?” Maybe you are and maybe you aren’t.  As a counselor, I don’t really know if you are crazy because it is not a usable diagnosis.  This question is often asked by clients who are experiencing problems and/or symptoms that are overwhelming.  “Crazy” is the best word that describes their experience. “CRAZY” IS […]

Anxiety Symptoms

March 5, 2011 No comments yet

Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time – in new social situations or before some type of performance-based activity like stage fright.  But, when anxiety becomes so intense that it interferes with a person’s ability to function in daily life, it could be due to an anxiety disorder. Contrary to popular belief, anxiety disorders are […]



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