Breaking Down Common Mental Disorder Stereotypes

Stereotyping mental disorders continues the overall stigma of mental illness. I just wanted to address some common stereotypes that I've seen put on clients from family, friends, co-workers, teachers, etc, that may be limiting a client's progress in therapy. Some of these stereotypes may seem extreme, while others a bit more tame, but nevertheless potentially … Continue reading Breaking Down Common Mental Disorder Stereotypes

How To Find A Therapist In Your Area

I've realized that searching for a therapist can seem like an overwhelming task, so I wanted to make a quick post about ways to find therapists near you. 🙂 The best way (in my opinion) is by searching for therapists on Psychologytoday.com. Psychology Today is a website that most mental health professionals have accounts for, … Continue reading How To Find A Therapist In Your Area

Experiencing a Full-Blown Anxiety Attack in Public

It has been a while since I've experienced an anxiety attack. I've utilized various coping skills, such as grounding, to regulate my emotions and anxiety, which has worked wonderfully... until this past week. I was catching up with an old co-worker about general life updates while in a cafe, and something just sort of snapped … Continue reading Experiencing a Full-Blown Anxiety Attack in Public

I Wrote My Dad A Letter About Everything I Had Kept From Him

Years ago, I did not have a close relationship with my dad. Being raised by my mom and seeing my dad on a less-than-regular basis as I grew older, I didn't feel my dad actually knew who I was underneath it all. Due to some personal losses in my life, I ended up reaching out … Continue reading I Wrote My Dad A Letter About Everything I Had Kept From Him

How to describe anxiety to those who don’t experience it

I've heard it time and time again: "anxiety is JUST excessive worrying." I found it difficult and frustrating to attempt to explain what was happening inside my mind to someone who had never experienced any resemblance of lingering anxiety. From a mental health professional standpoint, I do like to clarify to people that anxiety itself … Continue reading How to describe anxiety to those who don’t experience it