HEALTH + SLEEP

Physical health and mental health often go hand in hand. If you are struggling with your physical health, studies show your mental health can be strained during this time as well. Read below for more information on health and sleep.

Women’s Health

  • Reproductive Concerns and Infertility
  • Abortion

Pregnancy

  • Postpartum and Prepartum Depression
  • Male Postpartum aka Sad Dad

Disordered Eating

  • Obesity and Weight Concerns
  • Eating Disorders

Long Term Illness

  • Alzheimer’s/Dementia
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Diabetes
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Chronic Pain

Sport Psychology

Sleep

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The 3 R’s: Rest, Relax, and Rejuvenate for Mother’s Day

Expecting moms and new moms. Moms to school-aged children, teens, and young adults. Moms that are raising their adult children and grandchildren. Foster moms, step-moms, and co-parents. Neighborhood moms and church moms—It takes a village. Dog moms and cat moms. Even plant moms.

How Are You Sleeping?

If you find yourself feeling anxious and having a harder time sleeping, excess fear may be a factor. When our bodies are in a high-alert stress state, sleep is often disrupted. This is known as hypervigilance which is a common trauma- related response.

Coping Over The Last Year... How Did We Do It?

Online therapy has been an amazing platform. It has been a privilege walk alongside individuals and families during this time in our history.

Women & Mental Health

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly 1 in 5 adults live with mental-illness. While the rates for mental health are similar for all adults, there are unique differences that impact women-patients across all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and eating disorders.

How Meditation Can Help With Getting A Better Night's Sleep

If you are struggling with getting a good night’s sleep, consider the benefits of meditation. Meditation that focuses on sleep helps one be present in the moment

Tune Into Your Body To Increase Resiliency and Happiness

Rather than just focusing on the neck up, therapists are incorporating body work by taking a more holistic approach and integrating the rest of the body!

How to Practice Mindfulness and How Shame Can Affect Your Eating Habits

Eating is a daily practice that helps nourish our bodies by keeping them strong and healthy. It is the “fuel” that provides energy for the day. Eating habits may become unhealthy patterns ladened with guilt and shame

Stuck on Negative Thinking

For many of us, we tend to get stuck on negative thinking. For some reason, our brains defer to the negative. According to the National Science Foundation, 80% of our thoughts are negative and 95% of our thoughts are repetitive. WOW. That is a lot of negative, repetitive thoughts!

Seasonal Depressive Disorder

SAD? Are you feeling tired, lacking energy, experiencing fatigue, and a loss of motivation?Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is viewed as a form of major depression. In addition to depressed mood and/ or decreased interest or pleasure activities.

Being Mindful and Compassionate in Tough Conversations

Tough conversations often create discomfort and can lead to avoidance. There may be reluctance to speak up due to fear of consequences. What will people think? How do I manage my own anxiety? Consider for a moment that remaining silent during tough conversations also communicates a message. What message do you wish to convey?

Why is Therapy Valuable?

Imagine success…becoming the best version of yourself. That is one of the many amazing benefits of therapy. Since mental illness alters a person's thoughts, feelings, and/ or behaviors in distinct ways, therapy helps one gain better control of these areas.

Self-CARE Wheel

As we look toward 2021, many of us may take time to reflect on resolutions and intentions to carry into the upcoming new year. For those who struggle with disordered eating and poor body image, this time of year may be especially challenging due to the constant rhetoric and messages around programs designed for weight loss. If you are in recovery from an eating disorder, diet culture’s strong presence during this time may activate parts of you to feel ambivalent around your recovery goals. This is normal and this does not mean you are failing for having those thoughts. You are not alone!

Silent Night: The Importance of Rest

For a moment, I want to take you back to the start of the First World War, during the Christmas Truce of 1914 along the Western front when German and British soldiers fighting in the trenches declared their own official truce. For a moment, enemies came together for a moment to share in the Christmas spirit. Gunfire fell silent. The tune to the popular Christmas carol "Silent Night" could be heard from a distance on the battlefield, known in German words as "Stille Nacht" during the Christmas truce over 100-years-ago. It was a beautiful moment of peace during a time that was known as one of the bloodiest wars in history.

Thankfulness / Gratitude

The Oxford Dictionary defines the word grateful as “showing an appreciation of kindness.” Being grateful is an action whereas being thankful is a feeling. While the holidays have looked different this year, especially compared to past years, I reflect on thankfulness and choose to practice gratitude.

Communicating-- Family Health Histories

How often does the topic of family mental health history come up while sitting around the dinner table? I am guessing not very often! What about your family's medical history? This topic may feel a bit more comfortable but also tends to not be discussed.

National Diabetes Awareness Month

We CARE about awareness. At CARE Counseling, our clinicians can assist with managing symptoms such as depression related to medical health concerns. We welcome care coordination/ referrals from primary health and specialty care providers. We are trained in managing mental health distress and have a clinician on staff with special interest in Type 1 Diabetes

Discussing the Queen's Gambit

The Queen's Gambit is a fascinating mini series from a mental health perspective. The storyline is based off of Walter Tevis' 1983 novel, which follows the life of Beth Harmon from orphan to chess prodigy. The setting takes place in Kentucky through the mid 1950's and 60's and takes us around the US, ending in Russia.

Post-Treatment… What life looks like now

You officially completed treatment...congratulations! Now what? Like other areas of life where one completes a task, there are steps necessary to maintain positive results.

Elections + Outcomes

With the US Presidential Election of 2020 fast approaching, stress, anxiety, and tension is at an all-time high as we anticipate the outcome of our next president.

How to Stop Panic Attacks

The first step in stopping panic attacks is to understand what exactly defines a panic attack.

Top 10 things to do (and not do) when someone is having a panic attack

As a therapist who works with individuals who experience panic attacks, here are my top 10 things friends, family and concerned others should do (and not do) when someone is having a panic attack. - Charlotte Johnson, MA, LPCC

7 Step Holiday Self-CARE Plan

The Holidays can be a stressful time. Here is a list of 7 things to remember to help with Self-CARE.

PLEASE MASTER : Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

PLEASE MASTER is a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skill to help reduce vulnerability to negative emotions. This is a great skill to help with emotional regulation while also having a framework for steps to take that create healthy habits within daily routines. 

Adjusting to LIfe as a Youth with T1D

Adjusting to life after being diagnosed with T1D can be overwhelming as you are navigating through a new “normal”. Continue reading for some helpful tips to help you adjust to your life.