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Everyday Reasons to Go to Therapy

Everyday Reasons to Go to Therapy

Many people still believe that mental health care is only for those with severe or diagnosable mental illness. I’ve heard people say, “I don’t need a therapist. I’m not depressed,” or “I’m not crazy. I don’t need therapy.”  The truth is, everyone can benefit from therapy. That doesn’t mean everyone…

7 Ways to Reduce Mental Health Stigma

7 Ways to Reduce Mental Health Stigma

Mental health care and mental illness stigma are unfortunately still a reality. From the media to our friends and family, the way we all as a society talk about and even shame mental illness prevents those who need help from getting it. It’s important that we all take steps to…

What Did You Learn During the Pandemic & How Can You Improve Your Life?

What Did You Learn During the Pandemic & How Can You Improve Your Life?

Getting back to normalcy isn’t that easy. At the start of the pandemic and quarantine, many people were talking about it being the time to figure out your priorities. Now that we’re at the tail end of it and returning to “normal” life, many people are experiencing anxiety, depression, and…

Overcoming Fear of Commitment

Overcoming Fear of Commitment

It’s fairly common for people to have a fear of commitment when it comes to relationships. You may be worried that the relationship is doomed to fail or that it’s too good to be true. Maybe you have anxiety about the future of the relationship and all the unknowns that…

How to Be Assertive Without Being Confrontational

How to Be Assertive Without Being Confrontational

Many people keep their opinions, values, and thoughts to themselves because they are afraid of being confrontational. If things are going seemingly well in any relationship, why stir the pot, right? Perhaps you’re worried that if you say what you want, you’ll hurt the other person’s feelings and you’ll both…