Understanding Insurance: A Guide to Premiums, Deductibles, Copays, Coinsurance, and HSAs.

Dealing with health insurance can feel daunting. It’s filled with confusing jargon and ever-changing details. However, understanding the fundamentals of insurance is crucial for making informed decisions about your coverage and health care. Being fully informed about your insurance benefits will help prevent you from being surprised with an unexpected bill. Below are some of […]

The Right Fit: How to Find The Best Therapist for You

Seeking help from a psychotherapist is a positive step towards self-improvement and emotional well-being. However, finding the right therapist can be a daunting task, as it involves not only finding someone with the right qualifications but also someone with whom you can build a trusting and supportive relationship. Below are some essential tips and considerations […]

How to Get the Most Out of Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy, or “talk therapy,” can be a powerful way to enhance your well-being, promote personal growth, and address a range of emotional, behavioral, and relationship challenges. Whether you’re seeking support for anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or simply aiming to improve your overall psychological health, psychotherapy can be a transformative experience. To ensure you get the […]

Nurture Your Mental Health: 10 Reasons to Start Seeing a Therapist

Maintaining your mental health is paramount to leading a fulfilling life. Just as we visit doctors for physical ailments, it’s equally important to seek professional help when facing psychological challenges. Below are some of the most common reasons people seek support from a psychotherapist. Manage Emotional Distress: Life often presents us with emotional challenges such […]

Radical Acceptance

By Carolyn Simon, MS, LPC One thing has become clear in the mental health field: the more we try to fight against our feelings and emotions, the stronger and more prominent they can become. We are quick to label our feelings and situations as “good” or “bad” and can take a judgmental stance when it […]

How to Form and Keep Habits

By Carolyn Simon, LPC Recently, one of the most significant topics in personal and mental health care has been habits. Habits make up all sorts of our behaviors and can influence our productivity, movement, health, actions, well-being, stress levels, and more. Many individuals attempt to create new habits and can grow frustrated when they don’t […]

The Two Types of Coping Skills

By Carolyn Simon, LPC Coping skills are a helpful way to provide strategies and relief from common feelings and issues such as anxiety, depression, overwhelmingness, trauma, obsessive urges, sadness, grief, stress, and more. There are so many different ways and skills out there to aid with difficult emotions and can help name, address, and reduce […]

A Gut Feeling

“Trust your gut,” “go with your gut,” “a gut reaction,” – all are idioms which reference to listening to our digestive tract. But do we? And if we are listening, what’s it saying? Researchers have now begun to call our stomach our “second brain.” Within this brain are millions of neurons communicating with each other […]

Attached at the…Neurons?

Attachment” often gets a bad rap in Western individualistic cultures. We tend to think that being attached or dependent upon others is a weakness that will lead us to be needy or annoying. Thanks to decades of research, we now know this to be false. Having a secure attachment to others allows us to grow […]

Your Body on Stress

Imagine that you are in the middle of the forest all by yourself. You are enjoying the scenery, the sunshine, and the greenery surrounding you. You snap a selfie. You pop some trail mix. Suddenly, on the trail you spot a female black bear and her two cubs eyeing you up. She doesn’t look pleased […]