22 02, 2018

Working through grief and loss with Fred Fritz

By |2019-10-24T21:13:13+00:00February 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Virginia Beach Counseling and Wellness therapist, Fred Fritz, shares his approach to grief counseling.   How do you help those struggling with grief and loss? One of my main goals in grief counseling is to be a companion to those experiencing loss. Each person goes through the grief process in their own way. Grief is [...]

10 11, 2017

We’ve been featured on Fresh Practice Design!

By |2019-10-24T20:35:15+00:00November 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Exciting news!  Virginia Beach Counseling and Wellness has been featured on Fresh Practice Design, a blog offering office design inspiration for therapists.  Here's an excerpt from the interview with practice owner, Natalie Wingfield: Natalie also shares how she hopes clients feel when they enter our space: In this post, [...]

2 11, 2017

Book Recommendation – Somebody Should Have Told Us!: Simple Truths for Living Well

By |2019-10-23T19:20:59+00:00November 2nd, 2017|anxiety, depression, self-care|0 Comments

This book recommendation comes to you from out therapist, Phyllis Pierce, LCSW. The book I recommend most often to my clients is Somebody Should Have Told Us!: Simple Truths for Living Well. By Jack Pransky, PhD. I met Jack when he was presenting at a conference about 10 years ago. I enjoyed his training so [...]

16 08, 2017

Grief: You’re not going crazy and it will get better

By |2019-10-24T20:35:47+00:00August 16th, 2017|depression, grief, self-care|0 Comments

At some point in or life, we will all experience grief and loss. While we may hope for some predictable path, the truth is that grief is different for everyone. It comes in waves. It’s unpredictable and sometimes it feels like you’re losing your mind. While it doesn’t look the same for everyone, the good [...]

23 06, 2017

4 tips to stop bringing work stress home

By |2019-10-24T20:36:12+00:00June 23rd, 2017|anxiety, boundaries, self-care|0 Comments

Many of our clients come to us for work stress and anxiety, especially those who are entrepreneurs or who work from home. These are four tips for leaving work at work so you can spend your free time doing the things that you love. Create boundaries around your time – This will be different for everyone [...]

23 05, 2017

Brene Brown on Generosity and Boundaries

By |2019-10-24T20:36:43+00:00May 23rd, 2017|boundaries, self-care|0 Comments

Ever feel like people are sucking on purpose just to piss you off? What if they’re actually doing the best that they can? If you walk around assuming the worst of others, that they are sucking on purpose or out to get you, you probably end up feeling pretty irritable and bitter. You might spend [...]

21 11, 2016

Maudsley FBT: Getting through difficult meals

By |2019-10-24T20:37:37+00:00November 21st, 2016|teen eating disorder|0 Comments

If you are the parent of a child with an eating disorder, particularly anorexia nervosa, you may have been sent home with instructions to begin feeding your child.  Re-feeding is a core component of the Maudsley Family Based Treatment (FBT).  This can be a daunting task for parents, especially since there is no "one size [...]

18 11, 2016

Is it the baby blues or postpartum depression?

By |2019-10-24T20:38:14+00:00November 18th, 2016|depression, perinatal|0 Comments

Having a new baby can be a very exciting time but it's also really hard. Bringing home a newborn is a really big transition for any family. Most moms experience some form of the baby blues but some moms experience a longer lasting, more severe type of depression known as postpartum depression.  As many as [...]

14 11, 2016

Feeling down? 4 Symptoms of Seasonal Depression

By |2019-10-24T20:38:39+00:00November 14th, 2016|depression|0 Comments

Shorter days and cool weather are coming and for many people that means struggling once again with depression. Seasonal Depression, also known as Seasonal Affect Disorder (SAD), refers to a seasonal pattern of mood changes starting in the fall or winter. Signs and symptoms of seasonal depression include: Irritability – you may find yourself feeling [...]

14 11, 2016

4 Ways to Prevent Seasonal Depression

By |2019-10-24T20:39:14+00:00November 14th, 2016|depression|0 Comments

Cooler weather is approaching and for many people that means a battle with seasonal depression or the winter “blues.” For some people, shorter days with less sunlight contribute to feeling depressed or down in the fall and winter. People also tend to spend less time outdoors doing things that they usually enjoy, which can contribute [...]