Accepting Therapy

Why Conflict Can Be Good and How to Have a Healthy Argument – Accepting Therapy

By: Grace Gufler   Conflict is a word with many negative associations. In fact, many of us believe that conflict in any relationship (romantic or not) is representative of opposition and a warning of future friction. In other words, we maintain the belief that a successful relationship is one that is free of conflict and, […]

Suicide Awareness Month

Suicide Awareness Month By: Grace Gufler   September is suicide awareness month; a topic that is often avoided and treated as taboo. Suicide can be a terrifying and intimidating topic. I believe that one of the reasons suicides is treated as a taboo topic is due to a lack of understanding and education, which leads […]

5 Minute Self-Care Activities

5 Minute Self-Care Activities In my practice as a mental health therapist, I have found that people often struggle to practice self-care for several reasons. One of these, is the mindset that self-care is indulgent, unnecessary, selfish, a luxury and time consuming. For this reason, self-care is often the first thing to go on our […]

Ways to Improve Self-Esteem Through Positive Self-Talk

Ways to Improve Self-Esteem Through Positive Self-Talk By: Grace Gufler   A healthy and positive self-esteem is extremely difficult to nourish and sustain. Self-esteem is largely influenced by our self-talk. Self-talk is the inner voice that narrates your daily life. For many people, their self-talk largely focuses on statements of judgement, expressing shame, comparing yourself […]

White Fragility and What It Means as a Counselor

White Fragility and What It Means as a Counselor   Meeting with a client for the first time as a counselor-in-training is an exhilarating and terrifying experience; yet, a more impactful “first” for me as a White counselor was broaching the topic of race with my first client of color. To this day, I still […]

Depression and How Therapy Can Help

Depression and How Therapy Can Help By: Grace Gufler   Depression can be a suffocating, terrifying, and lonely experience. Depressive symptoms affect every aspect of our daily life and it can feel as if you are no longer in control of your life. In this blog post, you will learn just how much untreated depression […]

3 Journal Tips to Improve Self-Confidence

3 Journal Tips to Improve Self-Confidence By: Grace Gufler   The longer I work as a therapist, the more I realize how important self-confidence is. In my experience as a therapist, low self-confidence seems to be a universal struggle that humans experience at least once in their lifetime; regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, SES, education, […]

Three Tips to Improve Sleep Hygiene

Three Tips to Improve Sleep Hygiene By: Grace Gufler   There are various negative consequences of not getting enough sleep. A lack of sleep can lead to stress, burnout, lack of productivity, low energy, increased appetite, irritability, and much more. Sleep hygiene is key to helping your body get a restful and quality night of […]

The Difference Between Anxiety and Stress

The Difference Between Anxiety and Stress By: Grace Gufler   As a society, our awareness of the prevalence of anxiety has increased. Anxiety has become a topic that has flooded our social media accounts, and the recognition of the seriousness of anxiety has comforted many. As a result, we are exposed to numerous articles, videos […]

The Impact of Racism on Mental Health

The Impact of Racism on Mental Health by Saba Aqel.   The surge in uprisings around the country is a direct response to the horrific police killing of George Floyd, and this is one of many atrocious police killings of Black people. Police brutality and the killings of Black lives at the hands of cops […]