16 Mar
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Manage Depression and Anxiety in Three Steps

Our thoughts at times can feel uncontrollable. Sometimes the thoughts never turn off.  To help you learn to take control of these thoughts, we have walked you through a three-step process to help manage your anxiety and heal from depression. 1) Become aware of managing depression and anxious thought patterns First, we need to make […]

01 Mar
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What is CBT?

What is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)? I’ve had so many questions about what cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT is.  I am a CBT specialist. I love CBT. I do it all day every day.  I thought that I would help you guys learn a little bit about it to let you guys know whether it […]

22 Feb
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Improve Your Relationship in 4 Steps

 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse The Gottman Institute has decades of research that they’ve done with couples and they’ve observed thousands of couple’s communication patterns.  They observed the way that they speak together to know what works and what doesn’t work.  The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are the four ineffective communication patterns […]

12 Feb
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Celebrate Valentine’s Day the Right Way

Have you ever tried to show love to your partner and it wasn’t received in the way you expected it to be?  Sometimes our partners are looking for love expressed in different ways.  Valentine’s Day pushes roses, chocolates and candles however not everyone responds well to gifts.  Relationship and marriage expert Dr. Gary Chapman explores […]

08 Feb
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Benefits of Premarital Counseling

Congratulations to all you newly engaged couples out there! A lot of y’all got engaged over the holidays. Congratulations!  You are embarking on this exciting journey of planning a wedding. I’m here to help remind you to not only focus on planning a beautiful and spectacular wedding but also to focus on creating and maintaining […]

28 Jan
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Coping with Seasonal Depression

  Combat the Winter Blues Seasonal depression can make getting through the winter even tougher! Signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder Isolation- staying home alone and declining requests to leave your home Increased appetite- eating more than normal.  Particularly high-fat, high-sugar foods that can leave you feeling guilty the next day. Desire to sleep in- when […]

21 Jan
Natural Disaster Counseling Wilmington NC

Preparing for a Hurricane- Mental Health Edition

Transcription: Lets talk hurricane planning we have Hurricane Florence coming into Wilmington and of course that’s all anyone is talking about.  But I wanted to jump on here and talk to you guys about preparing for a hurricane if you are dealing with some mental health issues. Make sure you refill your psych medications. The […]

21 Jan
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Quick Tip to Manage Panic Attacks

Transcription: Hey yall! I’m here for a quick tip to give you on learning how to manage panic attacks.  I’m heard a lot from my friends, from my clients about how in the world do I manage a panic attack when I’m in the middle of it.  I wanted to hop on and give you […]