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 [...]

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 [...]

5 11, 2015

Setting healthy boundaries in relationships

By |2019-10-24T20:43:30+00:00November 5th, 2015|anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-care, substance abuse, trauma|0 Comments

Boundaries are the lines that set limits for how we interact with others. They can be physical boundaries – how close we let others get and what kind of physical touch we allow. They can also be emotional boundaries – how others can treat us and talk to us, what we will and will not [...]

1 03, 2015

Rick Hanson on Taking in the Good for Happiness

By |2019-10-24T20:54:19+00:00March 1st, 2015|anxiety, trauma|0 Comments

Change your thoughts to feel happier If you're struggling with anxiety, depression, or just feeling down, you might be stuck in a pattern of negative thinking. When you practice negative thinking, such as worrying or beating yourself up, you actually strengthen these thought patterns in your brain. Many people have been practicing [...]

24 11, 2014

Neuroplasticity: You can change your brain!

By |2019-10-24T20:55:31+00:00November 24th, 2014|anxiety, teen trauma, trauma|0 Comments

Here are two great videos explaining in simple terms how you can change your brain in positive ways through neuroplasticity.  Taking advantage of neuroplasticity can be incredibly powerful for those struggling with depression, anxiety, and trauma/PTSD. You strengthen your brain just like any other muscle, through exercise.  Many people are stuck in a pattern [...]

19 11, 2014

7 Tips for Surviving Holiday Stress

By |2019-10-24T20:56:50+00:00November 19th, 2014|anxiety|0 Comments

The holidays are upon us! While the holidays can be filled with joy and excitement, for many people they also bring serious stress. The mix of family, travel, stress, and, in some cases, alcohol, can make the holidays especially challenging. This is especially true if your family doesn't always get along. You might be setting [...]

8 10, 2014

Self-Care tips from 25 therapists

By |2019-10-24T21:01:59+00:00October 8th, 2014|anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-care|0 Comments

I was recently featured in [popup url="http://bit.ly/1saWOC2" height="400" width="800" scrollbars="yes" alt="popup"]this article on self-care tips[/popup] from 25 therapists in honor of World Mental Health Day on Oct. 10th.  It's so important that we all take good care of ourselves and this article has 50 great ideas. Update - I've recently been [...]

25 07, 2014

5 Minutes of Calm

By |2019-10-23T19:21:02+00:00July 25th, 2014|anxiety, self-care|0 Comments

Try this simple technique when you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed. It only takes 5 minutes! “I’m so stressed out but I don’t have time to relax.” “I’m too busy to meditate.” “I have no idea how to calm down.” Sound familiar?  Sometimes, when we are overwhelmed and stressed we can’t imagine squeezing in an hour [...]