Accepting Therapy

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

5 Coping Skills to Help with Anxiety

5 Coping Skills to Help with Anxiety By: Grace Gufler   Anxiety symptoms can feel overwhelming, isolating and suffocating. The symptoms of anxiety can make daily life tasks difficult to accomplish and can negatively impact a person’s quality of life. Many people feel helpless or lost when it comes to managing their symptoms of anxiety. […]

What is Mindfulness and How Can I Practice it?

What is Mindfulness and How Can I Practice it? By: Grace Gufler Mindfulness is a term many of us are familiar with but do you know what it actually means? The concept of mindfulness is simpler than many people think. Mindfulness is the act of being mindful, or aware, of the present. This includes the […]

Why am I Still Struggling to Adapt to Quarantine?

Why am I Still Struggling to Adapt to Quarantine? By: Grace Gufler   It has been about 2-3 months of staying at home under a shelter-in-place order for many people. As the stay at home order continues to be implemented, many of us are still struggling to adapt to this new normal. Maybe you’re wondering […]

A Quarantine Mother’s Day

A Quarantine Mother’s Day By: Grace Gufler   Mother’s Day is this weekend and like all other planned celebrations, holidays, or social get togethers, this day has been thwarted by the Coronavirus, and many of us will be celebrating at home. For some people, perhaps you are no longer able to spend the day with […]