Meet the Counselor- Dr. Josalin Hunter

What do you love most about therapy? I love to go above and beyond for my clients. I can do great work when my clients help make me aware of their goals and they consistently show up to work toward them. I love to see clients thrive and experience “lightbulb moments” with them. I am […]

17 Jun
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Types of Trauma

I was talking to my friends that other day and they brought up a story they heard on the news. The story focused on frontline healthcare workers during the pandemic and rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They were surprised that individuals in the medical field could experience PTSD. It is a common misconception that […]

Getting Real Results

LMV Counseling is excited to announce that we have partnered with Blueprint in order to continue providing the highest quality of care! Blueprint is a digital service that allows our clients to complete assessments, questionnaires, and activities related to their mental health in between sessions and on their own time. Research has shown that measurement-based care improves outcomes […]

04 Feb
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5 Tips for Psychological Wellness Working from Home

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot about our lives. Most notably, we’re spending more time online than ever. Whether it be virtual school or working from home, we’ve become accustomed to the questions “can you hear me?” and “are you there?” on online meeting platforms. While working or schooling from home brings many benefits […]

17 Dec
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What is Racial Trauma?

 Racial Trauma Racial trauma, or race-based traumatic stress is the cumulative negative effects of racism and discrimination on the mental and physical health of people of color. Events that may cause racial trauma can be overt or covert Often they that may be in the form of microaggressions, threat of harm or injury due […]

07 Nov
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The Grief Process

The Grief Process Most everyone has heard of the Kubler-Ross five stages of grief: Denial/shock Anger Bargaining Depression Acceptance However, these stages are often not applicable or even accurate for a person’s grieving process. Stages are a nice way to package understanding of loss and normalize expectations of grief. Humans love to make patterns out […]

17 Oct

Signs of a Healthy and Strong Relationship

Signs of a Healthy and Strong Relationship We get asked all the time- how can I make sure I stay with my partner? Relationships are hard work. It takes a lot of love, sacrifice, and dedication. It often times is the light in our lives and where the deepest joy comes from. Who wouldn’t want […]

26 Sep
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Convincing Your Loved One to Enter Into Treatment

Convincing Your Loved One to Attend a Rehabilitation Program Contributing Post by Patrick Bailey The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that 19.7 million Americans battled a substance use disorder in 2017. That number seemingly has remained the same throughout the years, meaning many persons with substance use disorders are not recovering fully or not […]

05 Sep
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Tips to Help Anxiety While Wearing a Mask

Help for Anxiety While Wearing a Mask Remind yourself you’re getting enough air Focus on your surroundings Reassure yourself that you’re making the right decision for you You’re not alone in having challenges with adjusting during this period of COVID-19. For more help we’re happy to help. Get started now with our experienced and trusted […]