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08 Dec
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A Letter to Mamas of NAS Babies

You found out that you were pregnant during one of the worst times in your life.  Perhaps, it was terrible timing.  You never wanted to be on opiates and be pregnant.  You’re terrified of the outcome, the withdrawal, the pregnancy, the judgement.  Yet you have a little bunch of cells growing within you and you […]

02 Dec
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Meet the Counselor- Jamie Washington

What do you love most about therapy? There are a lot of things that I love about therapy but I love the parallel process most.  What I mean by this is that I have learned a great deal about myself in helping other people become more aware of themselves. What are your specialties and how […]

24 Nov
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5 Tips to Stay Calm during the Holidays

Hallmark movies, the Christmas marketing machine, and carols display a happy family and home that set our expectations high for the holiday season. In reality, many people do not have wonderful memories or exciting plans for the holidays. It can be a stressful time.    Here are some tips to help you make your season […]

17 Nov
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Meet the counselor- Dillion Epley

What do you love most about therapy? I love being a part of the ‘aha moment,’ when someone finds a positive new understanding about themselves, their relationship, or a problem in their life. It’s a beautiful thing to witness. What are your specialties and how are you different from other therapists? I choose to only […]

06 Nov
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Keeping a Vacation Mindset

Post Vacation Thoughts Every now and then we need a reset button.  It’s easy to become consumed in the business and the go, go, go business, family life, and social life.  Taking time to relax help reminded me of a few things that I want to document here to remember and to encourage others.  I […]

13 Oct

Psychological hack

Three easy steps Are you feeling down? Not as motivated or confident as usual?  Try these psychological hacks.  You can trick your mind into thinking more positively and change you outlook.  Give it a try, an actual try, when you need a mental boost. 1) Take a hero stance.  Marvel portrays all their heroes in […]

06 Oct
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder: do you have it?

Anxiety can manifest in different people different ways. Some experience anxiety primarily physically, like an upset stomach or racing heart.  Others may recognize their anxiety as primarily psychological, like racing thoughts and difficulty concentrating.  Regardless of the type of anxiety you experience, all anxiety disorders share the features of excessive fear and anxiety related disturbances.  […]

22 Sep

Combating Cravings

Combating cravings Cravings are a normal and natural part of recovery.  Cravings are often stronger and more intense in early recovery.  Many recovering persons report they continue to experience cravings years after abstaining from drugs and alcohol  The key to dealing with these cravings is to learn how to manage them.  Craving typically cannot last […]

16 Sep
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Help Prevent Distress in Hurricane Victims

The Checklist Water, check.  Extra batteries, check.  Sandbags, check.  Non-perishable foods, check.  Every resident of Wilmington was endlessly reviewing the checklist to prepare for Hurricane Florence.  Tension was high as home improvement stores ran out of plywood and propane.  Lines at gas stations were long and many residents were disappointed when they pulled up to […]

25 Aug
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Find an Addiction Specialist

How do you find out if you need an addiction specialist? There are several standardized addiction assessments that are easy to administer at a physician’s office, the emergency department, or even on college campuses.  These are typically brief and short to identify risk factors that a person may be suffering from addiction.  Examples of questions […]