Mind

It’s shocking to think how anxiety is the most common mental illness in America affecting 40 million adults and 18.1 % of the population.

In the counseling field we understand that anxiety is code for fear. That means that a large portion of the population is living very afraid. 

The content you’ll find on this part of the site will be dedicated to providing insight and encouragement for your mental health. Whether you struggle with anxiety and depression, have experienced serious traumatic events in your life, or find yourself in a challenging life transition; hopefully these articles will be a safe place to ask your questions and find some answers.

Barb
Xo

Mind Posts

My Therapeutic Journey By: April McLain

Ten years. Three therapists. One continuous journey. Finding the right therapist is absolutely crucial to you moving forward in growth, and out of the places holding you back. By having…

The Spiritual Practice of Belonging

I want you to imagine two different scenarios. Scenario #1 You’re walking into a room filled with people you don’t know (aka your absolute nightmare). It’s a networking event, which,…

How To Find Freedom From Insecurity

Thanks to Brené Brown and the steady rise of awareness around mental health, the word vulnerability is everywhere. After a recent conversation with a friend where we were throwing around the…

Uncomplicating our Relationship with Change

We have a complicated relationship with change. It’s like a frustrating game of red light, green light. We want it (green light), but then we don’t want it (red light).…

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

One of the things I love the most about being a therapist is that every client I meet, and every story I hear, is so unique and different. There may…

5 Steps For Exposing Shame

I’ve noticed a fascinating phenomenon recently in my work with clients. Not long after settling into our session they’ll share how frustrated they feel about a variety of behaviors and…

The Interruption of Pain

Have you ever noticed how inconvenient pain is? Whether it’s physical or emotional, there is never a good time for pain to come. Have you ever heard anyone say, “you…