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Category: Self-care

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 […]

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- Dillon 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 […]

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 […]