Finding Hope

Hope is an elusive word…what exactly is hope? Everyone likes a feel-good word, something that inevitably makes the light shine in the darkness. HOPE seems to give us that mushy feeling that life…as hopeless as it seems right now…well, it may just have potential to get better! Is hope real [...]

By |2019-11-08T20:37:56-06:00March 17th, 2016|Mental Health|2 Comments

Anger Becomes Us

 When I have asked clients to describe anger I hear words and phrases like hot, uncontrollable, rage, out of body experience, blackout, temporary release of tension, numb, exhaustion, explosive. When I have asked clients to give anger a color there has only ever been two colors given: black or red. When [...]

By |2019-11-08T20:57:24-06:00February 29th, 2016|Mental Health|0 Comments

Blocking Out Fear

THE ATHLETE. THE DRIVEN. THE COMPETITIVE. THE MOTIVATED. THE DETERMINED. THE FEARLESS. THE BRAVE. Athletes are a special breed of people making for an interesting topic in psychology. How can an athlete pick themselves up in the middle of death-gripping fear and make the decision to “feel the fear and [...]

By |2019-11-08T21:07:46-06:00February 7th, 2016|Mental Health|0 Comments

5 TIPS: Helping Others with Depression

Depression is very common. People experience depression for various reasons and at varying degrees. When people find out that I am a counselor they often share an anonymous story of a friend or family member and pose this question, “what should I do?” I wanted to provide a quick reference [...]

By |2019-11-08T21:16:05-06:00January 11th, 2016|Mental Health|0 Comments

The Dark Abyss

Let’s take an imagination train into your mind…. It is dark. It is hopeless. It is self-loathing. It is isolated and afraid. It is sad. It is guilty. It is full of shame. It is so many emotions you could never sort them out. You desperately try to think your [...]

By |2019-11-09T18:44:42-06:00September 18th, 2015|Mental Health|0 Comments
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