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16 May
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Meet the Counselor- Catherine Ladd

WE ARE OFFERING TELETHERAPY DURING THIS TIME. GET STARTED NOW. Meet Catherine What do you love most about therapy? I currently specialize in grief and loss which can come in many forms. Loss of a loved one, a career, a child moving to college, physical changes to the body and anything that changes ones personal […]

04 May
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Alcohol Use During Quarantine

Alcohol & COVID-19 Quarantine This pandemic has shaken our lives, families, and economy to the core.  We have never experienced an event like this before.  There are some unique trends that have emerged during state’s stay at home orders.  One that is not perhaps surprising is the consumption and sales of alcohol.  Alcohol sales have […]

18 Apr
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Anxiety & Gratitude

Tame Anxiety with Gratitude A common theme in mental health right now is anxiety.  Our friends over at Restoring Connections Counseling Center put together this video to remind us how important gratitude is  Gratitude helps us combat our anxiety and focuses us on positivity. Read more about the benefits of gratitude: The Power of Positivity: […]

04 Apr
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Meet the Counselor- Jackie Tozour

WE ARE OFFERING TELETHERAPY DURING THIS TIME. GET STARTED NOW. Meet Jackie What do you love most about therapy? I enjoy being trusted with the deepest and most vulnerable corners of others lives and helping people to explore and identify their truest self. I love tapping into my intuitive nature to connect and advocate for […]

25 Mar
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How to Care for Yourself During Social Distancing

This post on caring for yourself during social distancing is adopted and shared with permission from Mental Health First Aid USA. Social Distancing Isolation from friends and family, job loss and death are challenges we’re all facing during these days of COVID-19. You are not alone. COVID-19 is affecting families across the world. We encourage […]

21 Mar
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Grief Counseling in Wilmington, NC

How to Cope with Grief Loss comes in many different forms. Coping with the loss of someone or something in your life is one of the biggest challenges people face.  Grief is often thought of as the process following the death of a loved one.  However, death is not the only type of loss that […]

07 Mar
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10 Signs of Depression

10 Signs of Depression Major depressive disorder causes changes to a person’s mood, appetite, sleep, and overall demeanor. It can feel like a dark cloud and that there is no way out. Check out these signs of depression. These signs are not meant to diagnose. If you think you maybe suffering from major depressive disorder, […]

22 Feb
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The Foundations of Good Mental Health

These are the basic foundation and building blocks of mental health: sleep, nutrition, and exercise.  They don’t fix everything but they can go a long way to improving your overall mental health. I had a young adult come to see me who was struggling with depression and ADHD symptoms. When I asked about these foundations […]

04 Feb
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Moving Forward: Learning about Child Sex Abuse

Moving Forward After Learning About Childhood Sexual Assault The #metoo movement has brought forward survivors’ stories and the media outlets are paying attention.  From Harry Weinstein to Jeffrey Epstein, we hear about stories of sexual assault frequently.  Our own community of Wilmington, NC has been dealing with two high profile and devastating cases highlighted in […]

18 Jan
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Surviving Opinions on Social Media

Surviving your Newsfeed We’ve all experienced it.  You’re scrolling on Instagram and you see a controversial post from a friend that surprises you. You’ve become curious and scrolled through the comments.  It shocks you to see the strong opinions that others are sharing.  Perhaps you’ve even taken part in the back and forth arguments via […]