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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 […]

29 Dec
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Ways to Conquer High-Functioning Anxiety

What are repetitive thoughts and why might they be a sign of high-functioning anxiety? Repetitive thoughts are thoughts that are stuck in your head and play over and over again.  Many times repetitive thoughts are intrusive and occur when you are not expecting them to.  High level occupations and entrepreneurs often share the quality of […]

15 Dec
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Meet the Counselor- Lauren Vilar

What do you love most about therapy? Being a therapist excites and fulfills me. I truly believe it is what I was meant to do with my life.  I work a lot with people who have experienced some very difficult experiences in their lives and the absolute raw strength that they exhibit is nothing short […]

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 […]