Reach for your future
What do you want to reach for and what is preventing you from obtaining your goal? Yesterday's junk may include a wide range of events and emotions such as guilt or shame, sexual or physical abuse, a history of addiction, or feelings of abandonment. As a result, are you experiencing low self-esteem? Do you feel you don't deserve to be happy? Are you scared to talk about your feelings? Do you fear being rejected or abused again? Do you need help to let go of the past? Le
Happy New Year
2018 is here. Are you ready? Will 2018 be a better year than 2017? What will make it a better year? * Do you need to face an addiction? * Is anxiety or depression stopping you from spending time with friends and family? * Does anger prevent you from having a meaningful relationship? * Are you missing opportunities due to low self esteem? * Do you and your spouse need to reconnect? Let's work together to identify steps you can take to make 2018 a great year. #depression #s
Are you ready for the future?
Do you spend most of your time thinking about the past? Do you replay situations in your head and wish you could go back and change them? Does this make you sad? When you focus on the past, you may feel regret, shame or depression. And you miss what is happening in the present. This may make you feel isolated and disconnected from your friends and family. Take a moment to be fully present. Take a deep breath and then exhale the past. Let it go. By being more mindful and
Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark. - Anonymous Merriam-Webster defines "hope" as - * to cherish a desire with anticipation, * to want something to happen or be true, and * to expect with confidence. What do you want to happen? What do you expect with confidence? What do you desire with anticipation? Or do you live a life without hope? When you don't have hope, you may struggle to focus or to accomplish tasks. Yo
Do Actions Speak Louder Than Words?
If actions speak louder than words, what are your actions saying? Do you want to make your actions share a different message? If so, working to improve self awareness and self esteem can help. A therapist can help you identify your strengths and address your fears. You can work together to learn coping skills and new behaviors. #selfesteem #depression #anxiety #therapy
After the storm
Are you in the midst of a storm? How long will it last? And what will be different when the storm is over? Difficult times happen to everyone. Sometimes we need help to find our way through the storm. It is not a weakness to ask for help. A mental health therapist can work with you to help you understand your strengths and to determine your path. #therapy #feelings #depression #change
Opiate use is on the rise. And yes, it is on the rise in Jacksonville. According to an article posted on Floridapolitics.com on March 10, 2017, overdoses are ending more lives than homicide. And the majority of deaths are people in their 30's and 40's. The article shares that the opioid overdose crisis has become a top priority for Jacksonville policy makers. What can we do to end this epidemic? Learn the signs of an opiate addiction. And learn to ask questions and offe
Anxiety, Stress and Depression - All Time High
According to an article published today in Newsweek, more Americans are struggling with anxiety, stress and depression than ever before. You can read the article by clicking on the link below. If you are suffering from anxiety, stress and depression, consider reaching out for help. A therapist can help you understand the source of these feelings and help you learn coping skills to manage these feelings. With your new skills, you can make positive changes in your life. Wha
Where Does Time Go?
Do you often think "where did the time go?" Or panic because a deadline is approaching and you haven't completed a task? Do you feel stressed because you have "so much to do?" Our lives seem to get busier every day. And we often feel we have no choice but to continue with all of our commitments. Here are a few ways to better manage your time. - Learn to say "no." Are you taking on things that someone else can do? Are you enabling someone to delegate to you something he
Are you blocking intimacy?
Is your relationship as strong as it can be? Do you want to improve communication? Do you want to argue less? Do you want to increase intimacy? Often we are our own worst enemy in relationships. Because of fear, we hesitate to share our feelings and to ask for what we need. Sometimes we don't even know what we want and need. Life becomes busy and we fall into routines. Are you willing to take some time to listen to your feelings? Do you want to learn what you really wa