General Therapy

How to Be Empowered During Therapy

How to Be Empowered During Therapy

Knowing Your Rights as a Client The first step to being empowered during therapy is knowing your rights as a client and what you can expect from your therapist. There are a lot of misconceptions about what therapy is and is not, so let’s start with your basic rights as…

Redefining Your Relationship With Anger

Redefining Your Relationship With Anger

ANGER HAS A BAD RAP What comes to mind when you hear the word “anger”? Most people think it’s a bad thing – it’s often associated with aggression and violence. It has such a negative reputation because of the behaviors that can come with it, but anger itself isn’t bad.…

How to Deal with Narcissism

How to Deal with Narcissism

What is Narcissism? Narcissistic personality disorder is a diagnosis, though not everyone who displays narcissistic traits meets the criteria for having a diagnosable disorder. Individuals may only display some narcissistic traits, including: lacking empathy, being preoccupied with unlimited success, power, attraction, or beauty, being materialistic as a way to show…

How to Ditch New Year’s Resolutions and Still Be Your Best Self

How to Ditch New Year’s Resolutions and Still Be Your Best Self

Every year we go through the same task of making New Year’s Resolutions… and every year we struggle to achieve them. People often fail at accomplishing their goals because they set really high expectations that are difficult, if not impossible, to follow through with. Setting unrealistic goals can cause unwanted…

10 Tips on Handling Family During the Holidays While Coping with Mental Illness

10 Tips on Handling Family During the Holidays While Coping with Mental Illness

For some, the holidays are a time of year for joy and celebration. But for others, it can bring on unnecessary stress and tension, especially if you are struggling with mental illness. Everyone has a family member (or two or three) who spreads rumors, pushes buttons, or pokes their nose…